Tushar Desai
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

Goodbye Kansas
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

Baar Baar Dekho
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

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Umedia expands its footprint with new VFX studio at Vancouver
1:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Umedia, the international European film group, is launching a visual effects and finishing studio in Vancouver to bolster its presence in the post-production landscape in North America. The facility will focus on film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. This will be Umedia’s fifth office as it already has VFX studios in Brussels and Paris. Umedia has appointed Oscar-winning industry veteran Peter Muyzers (Elysium, American Sniper, District 9, Harry Potter series and Wallace … Read More

Framestore joins hands with Campus ADN to educate Montreal’s VFX community
11:00 am PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Framestore VFX studio has partnered with Campus ADN to launch the Launchpad: PRO initiative, starting in Montréal. With a view to encourage the growth of Montreal’s VFX community, the VFX studio will offer free courses focusing on 2D skills. Framestore is known for its VFX work in blockbusters like The Legend of Tarzan, The Martian, Everest and so on. The series of Launchpad: PRO courses, starting in October 2016, have been developed to train students in industry-standard skills and are … Read More

Agents of SHIELD Ghost Rider
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘Ghost Rider’ created using fiery VFX
1:00 pm PDT 23/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the Ghost Rider in this season and tried to keep the character in sync with reality. The comics world has tried several innovations on the Ghost Rider but the general elements have always been the same- the fire and blazing skull. Visual effects supervisor, Mark Kolpack explains the design elements that went into creating a new look for the classic Marvel anti-hero. From conception, filming to finished effect on the new Ghost Rider, Kolpack explains the … Read More

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Image Engine creates flesh, blood, Citadel and Ramsay for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6
12:00 pm PDT 14/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Following on from season five of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Image Engine was asked to return to Westeros and Essos once again for the show’s epic sixth season. The VFX studio built the Citadel, reinforced the Wall, and finally offed that one character everybody loves to hate… Spoiler alert! Back on the throne Game of Thrones is no easy show to deliver. Over the past six years its post-production values have increased alongside the size of its world. Each new … Read More