Tim Davies, Sue Troyan and Darcy Parsons launch new LA-based VFX company ‘Kevin’
2:00 pm PDT 20/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

When asked, “Why Kevin?”, Tim Davies responded, “Well, Kevin is always there for you! He’s your best mate, and will always have your back. Kevin knows his stuff and goes the whole hog to make sure you get what you need and then some!” Sue Troyan then added, “Kevin is a state of mind.” Davies and Troyan have worked tirelessly together over the years to create some of the most compelling work in the industry―with the creation of Kevin, they and their … Read More

The Mill launches new studio in Bangalore
6:00 pm PDT 15/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Mill is a global content creation studio collaborating on VFX, digital and design projects for the advertising, games and music industries, partnering with the world’s best agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands. With over 27 years of insight, The Mill prides itself on forming partnerships built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies. In 1990, Robin Shenfield and Pat Joseph founded The Mill with a sole mission to consistently win and deliver the best in-class work. At its … Read More

Saddington Baynes launch customised CG simulation workflow Render Crowds
6:00 pm PDT 14/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Utilising a suite of industry tools and custom in-house workflows, Render Crowd has launched from the SBLabs R&D team at creative studio Saddington Baynes. Render Crowds is a complete solution for creatives and brands wishing to push the boundaries of working with digital talent. Using Render Crowds, a scene could be populated with thousands of ant-sized digital characters for an aerial campaign. With complete control over their styling, choreography and behaviour, they can be easily directed to form any art-directable … Read More

Deluxe’s Iloura returns to battle for Game of Thrones in ‘The Spoils of War’ episode
3:30 pm PDT 13/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ahead of the season seven conclusion, the action in HBO’s Game of Thrones increasingly intensified with rapidly advancing storylines featuring escalating threats, new alliances and much-awaited reunions. In episode four of season seven, The Spoils of War, Daenerys and her Dothraki horde engaged the Lannister army in a fiery fray brought to life with help of visual effects by Deluxe’s Iloura. Reteaming with VFX supervisor Joe Bauer and VFX producer Steve Kullback, Iloura VFX supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Josh Simmonds … Read More

NY VFXWAALA gears up to grow bigger with a brand new studio!
2:00 pm PDT 06/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

“Growth is the result of forces working together” Widely attributed to the nineteenth century American businessman James Cash Penny, VFX post-production house NY VFXWAALA are currently busy anthropomorphising it. The Ajay Devgn Films division is growing its presence by another base, although the exact location and the date of its inauguration remain undisclosed. One of the founding figures of NY, Prasad Sutar promulgated the news in Linkedin as well as Facebook recently, also indicating the production’s machinations to make it “bigger … Read More

Game of Thrones VFX breakdown: How Night King’s army was made
11:45 am PDT 05/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Cult fantasy drama Game of Thrones recently concluded with its seventh season. The franchise grossed the highest viewership for its penultimate series, and why wouldn’t it.  The most gory and grisly episodes yet, it was replete with heart-pounding battles, fought over picturesque landscapes, and of course, a terrifying dragon. How couldn’t a viewer possibly get the screaming abdabs? So whilst one still deliberates about its events even two weeks since the epic culmination, El Ranchito brings you the VFX breakdown … Read More

Framestore creates action packed ‘Destiny 2’ trailer
11:00 am PDT 01/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

For the upcoming release of Destiny 2, Activision has teamed up with creative agency 72andSunny, production and direction from RSA Films and visual effects from Framestore to launch its first live action trailer titled ‘New Legends Will Rise’. Scripted and strategised by ad agency 72andSunny, Framestore created the visually intricate trailer, mixing live-action with cinematic CG and visual effects, based on the characters and worlds created by Bungie. In Destiny 2‘s heroic live-action two minute trailer, Cayde-6 rallies three Guardians … Read More

India’s First Science fiction short film ‘Carbon’ is a rebel!
4:44 pm PDT 29/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Global warming is a universal fact. But hardly have we seen a movie being spun around the issue. Yes, we can call this film and its VFX a rebel! Maitrey Bajpai and Ramiz Ilham Khan’s Carbon did, and took the digital space by storm. A short film clocking at 25 minutes, the Jackky Bhagnani-starrer was released on August 28, 2017 on YouTube by Royal Stag Large Short Films. The movie garnered almost six million views already, and is flooded with … Read More

Makuta VFX CEO Pete Draper: Launching a VFX app and working on Rajinikanth starrer Kaala
7:18 pm PDT 26/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Makuta VFX did what very few could in its first year of functioning. It won a National Award for the best visual effects. Thereafter, there was no looking back as the studios would go on to produce VFX for south blockbusters and pull up a tree after another. Now seven years since its inception, Makuta stands as one of the major-domos in the industry. Animation Xpress got in cahoots with Makuta co-founder and CEO Pete Draper, who talks about their … Read More

Government of Karnataka to Showcase Next Gen AVGC Policy to the Industry
8:00 pm PDT 24/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Government of Karnataka announced Karnataka animation, visual effects, gaming and comics policy to propel Bengaluru as a global AVGC hub with world class infrastructure, offering exceptional financial concessions and incentives.The department of Information Technology, biotechnology, Government of Karnataka hosted an interactive session for industry captains of AVGC sector in the city today. Priyank Kharge (Minister of State, IT&BT and tourism) Gaurav Gupta (IAS and principal secretary to the Government Department of Information Technology, biotechnology, science and technology) and other senior … Read More

Exclusive: Contiloe recreates the elephant-lord in ‘Vighnaharta Ganesh’ with MOCAPtivating technique
8:30 pm PDT 12/08/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

While it may seem extremely cool to don a helmet with a head-mounted camera and shoot, motion capture is a technique that involves an entirely different level of complexity. James Cameron’s Avatar beautifully used the technology for the CGI created characters of the Na’vi tribe; and the Planet of the Apes series exploited the technique successfully with Andy Serkis’ Ceaser becoming the most memorable character in the film. With the amount of research, training and skilled execution that comes with … Read More

Prime Focus Limited declares its financial results for the last quarter
11:20 am PDT 11/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Limited (PFL), a global leader in media and entertainment services,declared its financial results for the quarter ending  30 June, 2017. The company continues to deliver steady profitable growth, with consolidated quarterly revenues at Rs. 5.22 billion, adjusted EBITDA up 9 per cent YoY at Rs.1.12 billion on the back of strong progress in India integration. Key financial highlights Q1 FY18(Consolidated Limited Review Financials) Revenue at 5,22 million compared to Rs. 5,275 million in Q1 FY17 Creative and tech/tech … Read More