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‘Arrival’ trailer uses VFX as it intends to communicate in an alien language
10:00 am PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The responsibility of bridging a relation with the unknown often lies on the shoulders of ‘communication’. If you frequently travel to unknown places you would agree with the fact that language is the utmost unavoidable barrier that one faces. Communication opens the windows to various horizons and thus cannot or rather should not be avoided when you intend to bridge the gap. Director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi film Arrival features the power of communication to help make a connect with … Read More

Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ brings out the Shiva within you with its new VFX bound trailer
12:00 pm PDT 10/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

If you get to know the story completely just from the trailer itself, somewhere the excitement for the movie goes down the drain. There are few trailers that leave you wondering on what is the actual plot of the film and thus keep you hooked on to dig out more. Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film Shivaay is one of such movies that has steered up the viewers to wait for more action. Enchanting physique, meditation in the Himalaya like terrain, vivid … Read More

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Prime Focus delivers 900 VFX shots, DI and camera rental for Bollywood’s ‘Dishoom’
6:00 pm PDT 04/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After delivering large number of VFX shots on some of the fine Bollywood films of this year, Prime Focus, the world’s largest integrated media powerhouse, has delivered a comprehensive suite of VFX, DI and equipment rental services for the recent film ‘Dishoom’. Directed by Rohit Dhawan, Dishoom which released on 29 July, 2016 has marked a decent box office collection in the opening weekend. Behind the scenes, close to 40 artists from Prime Focus VFX were working hard to enhance … Read More

FuseFX expands its New York VFX facility
1:00 pm PDT 02/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The VFX studio behind Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. FuseFX has expanded its footprint in New York. The facility has moved its operations in the city to larger quarters to accommodate a dynamic team of more than 50 artists. FuseFX was established in New York in 2014. The facility recently completed its second season of NBC’sThe Blacklist and is currently providing visual effects services for The Get Down (Netflix), Mr. Robot (USA), Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) and Sneaky Pete (Amazon). FuseFX … Read More

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‘Game of Thrones’ VFX breakdown by RSP – Wildfire spreads far and wide
4:00 pm PDT 29/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

George R. R. Martin has personified the creation of a fictional world. With multiple characters, each with an in depth backstory and some commendable connection to the storyline, Martin has managed to link everything to let the plot proceed and take a new turn in each season. Game of Thrones is undoubtedly a classic piece of art, storytelling and intense drama. Building characters, stories and relations can be all within the power of the writer’s mind but when it comes … Read More

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500 VFX shots delivered for tonight’s ‘Adaalat’ Season 2 episode
5:00 pm PDT 23/07/2016 By Prerna Kothari

The hour long courtroom drama series which paved its way in the hearts of Indian audiences with its gripping story, Adaalat after a successful five year run is once again back on a grandeur scale. This can be observed in tonight’s ‘Fighter plane’ episode wherein heavy usage of visual effects will be observed. The biweekly series airs on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm and has been produced by Contiloe Pictures wherein Ronit Roy reprises his character as KD Pathak … Read More

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Deluxe’s Iloura puts the ‘Ghosts’ in Ghostbusters
3:00 pm PDT 22/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Ghosts in the house can be horrifying or deliberately funny. The recent Ghostbusters movie which released on 15 July had both these elements. And these elements were amplified as The Iloura team completed 500 shots for the film creating the CGI ghosts. Led by Iloura VFX supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, the feature was coloured by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look … Read More

Abhimanyu Singh, CEO - Contiloe
Contiloe CEO draws light on the VFX carried on Ashoka, Hanuman, Maharana Pratap and the state of the creative industry
7:30 pm PDT 20/07/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap. All these shows have one thing in common apart from the fact that they are successful TV shows. All three of them come from the robust production house, Contiloe that’s been actively producing shows that require visual effects. What was once never taken into consideration as the medium that can showcase the unimaginable into reality is now being used as a medium to not only bring the unknown … Read More

FutureWorks provides colour grading and camera equipment for YRF’s ‘Sultan’
5:00 pm PDT 20/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Bollywood films have been relying on VFX and CGI to add on the glamour effect and overcome the practical barriers even in films with a simple script. The recent Salman Khan starrer Sultan has a subtle script with demanded less of VFX but more of colour correction and grading in order to bring alive the feel of the actual setting. The VFX studio, FutureWorks, provided colour finishing, DI and camera equipment for director Ali Abbas Zafar’s action-adventure Sultan. The movie … Read More

A Flying Jatt
‘A Flying Jatt’ trailer reveals both sides of the Indian superhero
7:00 pm PDT 18/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It is always a challenge to try something new. And, the greater challenge lies is justifying that new art and proving your potential. Bollywood is recently known for trying new stunts and venturing into the superhero space. The recent A Flying Jatt teaser which came out few days back created a buzz both of excitement and judgemental reactions. And now, Balaji Motion Pictures has released the first official trailer of the film. The trailer begins with a crisis situation where … Read More

Mahesh Baria
There is definitely scope in VFX field, you just need to have the burning desire to do it: Prime Focus, VFX supervisor, Mahesh Baria
6:00 pm PDT 09/07/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

“It’s all about upgrading yourself, learning new techniques and being curious consistently” The VFX industry though a niche market is quite vast with a number of technicalities and depth of information involved. The more you dig, the more you can find out. Prime Focus, India’s major VFX studio mastering the VFX work for all major Bollywood films, has placed India on the global map in terms of VFX and CG creation. AnimationXpress got in touch with VFX veteran Mahesh Baria … Read More

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Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” created by Deluxe’s VFX studio Iloura
1:00 pm PDT 29/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent ‘Battle of the Bastards’ episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones has created a galore of excitement and much of discussion. The dramatic tale has undoubtedly been a profound art due to both its storytelling and visual appeal. The huge fan following of the series is completely justified by the immense thought process and creative input that has been invested in its creation. Deluxe announced that its Australian animation and visual effects studio Iloura delivered a significant suite of … Read More