How RedChillies.VFX brought realism to ‘Raees’
7:30 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Set in the backdrop of the eighties and nineties, the action crime thriller movie Raees attracted a lot of attention right since the announcement of its poster launch by the film’s protagonist Shah Rukh Khan. SRK tweeted an image of a close-up shot of the ‘taveez’ (locket), which he sports in the poster stating: “This is my personal locket with my parents’ pic in it”. This lead to a craze for it among his fans which lead to the taveez … Read More

5 romantic moments of Indian cinema made possible by VFX
6:00 pm PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Visual effects have become a significant part of Indian cinema when it comes to bringing some of the most challenging shots to life: be it in the action, adventure, fantasy, thriller or horror genres. However, this Valentine’s Day, we have compiled a list of movie shots that have helped bring the romantic scenes on screen. Strong romantic / dreamy scenes have been a tradition of the Indian cinema since conception. Be it ‘already in love’, ‘falling in love’ or ‘fantasising about … Read More

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Rodeo FX breakdown reel
5:45 pm PDT 11/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Rodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments. Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX delivers visual effects to feature films and television productions. The studio’s other VFX … Read More

‘Phillauri’ trailer: Redchillies.VFX brings alive the friendly ghost played by Anushka Sharma
7:00 pm PDT 06/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

What if one fine day you are asked to marry a tree? And it turns out that you aren’t just married to a tree but a ghost who awakens you in the middle of the night? Pretty scary, right? Though it sounds scary, it isn’t. From Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films comes the romantic comedy movie, Phillauri starring Anushka Sharma as the friendly ‘spirit’ Shashi who has come to narrate her love story. Phillauri’s trailer got recently released … Read More

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FutureWorks finds its senior colourist in Tushar Desai
7:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A new member has joined the post production and VFX company – FutureWorks Mumbai head office, and this time it’s senior colourist Tushar  R. Desai. He comes with over 18 years of experience in the industry, and has colour graded many high-profile, award-winning films in various languages, which include Force 2 , Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,  Anjaana Anjaani, Band Baaja Baraat, New York, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh. Desai has joined FutureWorks as senior colourist in the company’s creative … Read More

Only 10 VFX-heavy movies remain in the Oscar race, final list of nominees to be declared early next year
1:00 pm PDT 19/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The top 10 titles in the VFX category have been shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards. The titles selected will not come as a surprise to many of the enthusiasts as it consists of some of the most alluring projects of 2016. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the list of short-listed contenders. At first, a list of 20 films was shortlisted which has been trimmed to 10 putting out movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, … Read More

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Scandinavian VFX group ‘Goodbye Kansas’ opens up UK base
1:00 pm PDT 06/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Stockholm-based Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group today announced the launch of its new UK studio to help deliver their smorgasbord of talents and services to filmmakers, marketers and games developers across the UK and Worldwide. Goodbye Kansas UK will be based in London and will lead by executive producer James Prosser (Moving Picture Company, ZOO) and executive director Martin Hobbs (Moving Picture Company, Prime Focus), alongside VFX supervisors Matt Kasmir (Nvizible, Cinesite) and Jesper Kjölsrud (Imagine Engine, Double Negative) and art … Read More

4500 VFX shots by NY VFXWAALA made Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ the visual delight that it is
7:00 pm PDT 30/11/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Being fairly young (one and a half year to be more precise) studio, NY VFXWAALA has managed to create a mark in the Indian VFX industry. Having worked on films like Bajirao Mastani, Theri, Drishyam, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the studio’s latest project has set the bar higher for its counterparts. Not many know about it but the film which recently made its way in the Rs 100 crore list, Shivaay has 4500 VFX shots! The Ajay Devgn starrer movie … Read More

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830 VFX shots delivered by Fluiidmask Studios for ‘Baar Baar Dekho’
1:00 pm PDT 21/11/2016 By Prerna Kothari

With a simple concept in mind, to deliver the message that one should live in present and not be always chasing the future, Baar Baar Dekho hit the screens on 9 September 2016. Though the film met with mixed reviews for its storyline, visually it was spot on. The film’s story moved back and forth in time and showcased various futuristic devices and set-ups. And providing visual effects for these sequences was Mumbai’s Fluiidmask Studios. With about 830 shots delivered, … Read More

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Fluiidmask delivers VFX work for ‘Rustom’, creates INS Vikrant carrier
3:00 pm PDT 11/11/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

With their VFX debut in the recent Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom, Fluiidmask Studios managed to deliver decent quality VFX to enhance the overall effect of the film. Inspired by a true incident, Rustom portrayed a different era and thus demanded a specific colour tone and designated background creation. Fluiidmask, founder and creative director, Viral Thakkar admitted, “The project fell into our kitty when there was a strict deadline. However, not giving it as an excuse, our team managed to give … Read More

Framestore, the studio behind Gravity’s VFX bought by a Chinese company for $187 million
11:15 am PDT 07/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Oscar-winning British visual effects company, Framestore whose recent work is out – Doctor Strange, is being taken over by a Chinese group in a deal that values it at nearly £150 million (US $187 million). Framestore has agreed a deal with Cultural Investment Holdings (CIH) which will entail the Shanghai-listed group acquiring 75 per cent of the business. The remainder is owned by the firm’s founder and chief executive, William Sargent, and the rest of the management team. As … Read More

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VFX by Deluxe’s Iloura heightens intensity in ‘Deepwater Horizon’
11:30 am PDT 02/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

On 20 April, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honoured the brave men and women whose heroism saved many on board, and changed everyone’s lives forever. Deluxe’s Iloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film’s high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura … Read More