How Iloura did the VFX creature work for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Of all things, if there’s one that Jumanji is know so much for, then it’s the sheer amount of creatures on show. And did I mention the staggering variety of them that pop-up in every frame? Well, 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is replete with fauna that form just as instrumental part of the narrative as the story. The hideous hippo that gulps down Jack Black’s character, or the poisonous serpent that Kevin Hart defangs; the hounding albino rhinos … Read More

Framestore VFX supervisor Richard Hoover discusses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX wizardry
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

For all the prattles of Denis Villeneuve’s astute storytelling, the pièce de résistance of Blade Runner 2049 lies in its resplendent special effects. The kind of visual extravaganza on show elevated the 1982 sequel’s theatrical experience and left the viewers in an awe of it. Seldom has a movie told a story through its VFX, let alone of this scale. Well-known studio Framestore helmed the project and indeed packed a punch. And so much that it now contends for the … Read More

NY VFXWAALA’s Ranadheer Reddy sheds light on ‘Golmaal Again’ visual effects
2:00 pm PDT 22/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Last year, the occasion of Diwali witnessed a deafening din in the crackers’ tinnitus with the release of Golmaal Again, the fourth in Rohit Shetty’s slapstick comedy franchise, as Ajay Devgn and gang were back with a new set of shenanigans. The movie was a commercial success at the box-office while its funsies served to sweeten the festivities. Packed with amazing visuals of hill-stations and grand sets, Mumbai-based NY VFXWAALA made sure the viewing was just as delightful an experience … Read More

Cinesite delivers 860 VFX shots for mystery-thriller ‘The Commuter’
4:30 pm PDT 13/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Montreal’s VFX studio Cinesite has completed more than 800 shots for StudioCanal and Lionsgate’s The Commuter, which hits USA theatres today. The film follows Michael (Neeson), an ordinary businessman on his daily commute home – a commute that becomes anything but routine as he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that has life and death consequences. The team, led by VFX supervisor Stephane Paris, worked closely with director Jaume Collet-Serra and production VFX supervisor Steve Begg from the start of principal photography in … Read More

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ bags best visual effects at Critics’ Choice Awards
11:35 am PDT 12/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Following its resounding success at the box-office, War for the Planet of the Apes has more reasons to cheer as it was bestowed with the best visual effects award at the twenty-third Critics’ Choice Awards. Held in Santa Monica, California on 11 January, the Twentieth Century Fox release was adjudged winner ahead of stellar nominees such as Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman. New Zealand-based Weta Digital, at the credits for the movie’s … Read More

Iloura creates ravaging rhinos and CG helicopters in ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
11:00 am PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a group of teens find themselves inside a high-stakes jungle battle where beating the game is a matter of survival. Iloura served as a principal VFX facility for the film, with contributions including the albino rhino sequence in which the heroes – played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan – become trapped in a ravine after their helicopter is damaged and must find a way to outrun a herd … Read More

VFX review of 2017: The top five releases with stand-out visuals
3:00 pm PDT 30/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

From a critic’s standpoint, the year wasn’t anything to write home about. But certainly, there were a slew of movies that told a story; not by its dialogues or narratives, but with some awe-inspiring visual effects. These were the releases that made headlines also for its stunning VFX, garnering critical appraise from all quarters. Some of these are even in the race for the 2018 Oscars in the same category, a further testimony to their quality. Below mentioned are the … Read More

VES India launches officially with a vision to expand and develop Indian VFX industry
5:00 pm PDT 18/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Several years of persuasion and hard work paid off. The Visual Effects Society (VES) is finally in India and it is here to stay. VES India’s formation was announced on 16 December 2017 at RedChillies VFX studio in Mumbai, where an inaugural party was hosted to felicitate the board members and welcome the other members from India. The Visual Effects Society is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organisation representing the full breadth of visual effects … Read More

TVAGA has now been officially launched
6:00 pm PDT 05/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

TVAGA (Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association) has now been officially launched by Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan during the Global Animation Day felicitation event on 2 December 2017 at Indywood film carnival, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, Telangana. Eminent profiles from the media and entertainment industry including Ashish Kulkarni (Punnaryug Artvision founder), Sohan Roy (Indywood Film Carnival), Biren Ghose (Technicolor India), Rajiv Chilaka(Green Gold Animation), Madhav Reddy – Mike (Rotomaker VFX) and Pete Draper (Makuta VFX) were present at the ceremony and … Read More

Telangana now has its very own animation, visual effects and gaming organisation, TVAGA
6:00 pm PDT 28/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

TVAGA (Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association), is a nonprofit association, formed and led by a team of well-known CEOs, founders, and academicians of visual effects, animation, and gaming industry in Indian. The association inherits some strong profiles from AVCGI which is now merged with TVAGA to form a new body with some profound portfolios as core committee members, including Rajiv chilaka (Green gold Animation), Madhav Reddy (Rotomaker VFX), Sridhar Muppidi (PurpleTalk Inc) and Pete Draper ( Makuta VFX ). Having loaded up with  knowledge and experience in important aspects of the industry, it … Read More

Playing with colours: Germany’s Andreas Brueckl on his colour grading experience for ‘Tumhari Sulu’
3:00 pm PDT 24/11/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Whilst Vidya Balan’s latest outing Tumhari Sulu continues to garner rave reviews, back at the FutureWorks office, colorist Andreas Brueckl tries to stomach it all in. The German international was at the credits for the colour grading of the Suresh Triveni directorial, his only second outing in Bollywod since the comedic heist Bank Chor. However, with over 15 years of experience under his belt, Brueckl has also plied his trade in Malaysia and Turkey as a senior colorist and has … Read More

Prime Focus Limited releases its financial report for last quarter
7:10 pm PDT 15/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  Prime Focus Limited (PFL), a global leader in media and entertainment services, declared its financial results for the quarter ending Sep 30, 2017. The company reported consolidated revenues at Rs. 5.69bn, up 18 percent YoY, EBITDA up 54 percent YoY at Rs. 1.42bn and a PAT of Rs. 219mn driven primarily by robust performance in Creative Services. Key financial highlights Q2 FY18 (Consolidated Financials) are  Revenue at Rs. 5,686 million up from Rs. 4,837mn in Q2 FY17 driven … Read More