ILM reveals the secrets of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ at effects MTL
4:30 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

effects MTL has announced that its opening keynote session will be taken on the visual effects of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, presented by Tim Belsher, CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Vancouver. Tim discusses ILM’s work on the creation of Ultron, Marvel’s latest nemesis, the development of The Hulk and the massive virtual environments created for the film. “ILM is excited to be a part of effects MTL in its inaugural year and we are looking forward … Read More

Australia based Animal Logic backpacks to Canada; sets up facility in Vancouver in quest of expansion
8:00 pm PDT 20/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Canadian government has for long been encouraging many international studios to find a home in this Maple country. The latest to be mesmerised by the incentives on offer in the nation is none other than the studio behind the visual extravaganza of 2014 – The Lego Movie – Animal Logic. According to reports, the expansion will cost the studio a hefty sum of a few million bucks, which will be supported by Warner Bros Pictures. Talent, proximity to Hollywood … Read More

Q3-2015: Creative and technology businesses drive Prime Focus to 32% revenue growth
4:00 pm PDT 18/05/2015 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: Prime Focus Limited (PFL) reported 32 percent growth in Income from Operations (TIO) in the quarter ended March 31, 2015 (Q3-2015, current quarter) to Rs 420.54 crore from Rs 316.67 crore in Q2-2015 (quarter ended December 31, 2014)  and 77.7 percent more than the Rs 236.60 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter (quarter ended March, 2014, or Q4-2014). The growth in revenue was driven by robust revenue growth across the creative and technology businesses combined with increasing synergies … Read More

Prime Focus dominates eight Indian nominations at Apollo Awards
10:30 am PDT 15/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Eight Indian entries have been shortlisted for the Apollo Awards for television programming in Asia to be presented next month in Singapore. There are a total of 15 categories for the awards, to be announced 18 June in conjunction with BroadcastAsia 2014 – the 19th International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition and Conference, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. First launched in 2005, the Apollo Awards is an initiative aimed at honouring the best in production and post-production … Read More

Pixelloid partners with Vancouver Film School Canada to offer courses in 3D animation and VFX
2:00 pm PDT 14/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixelloid Studios has partnered with Vancouver Film School, Canada – one of the leading institutes in the world – to offer a unique production based two year program in 3D Animation & Visual effects, which enables the student to study both in India & Canada. “We are very honoured and happy that Vancouver Film School (VFS) have chosen us to partner with, as they are one of the leading schools in the world teaching Visual effects.” Pixelloid Studios, founder/creative director, … Read More

Zoic Studios delivers VFX for ABC’s latest series ‘Quantico’ starring Priyanka Chopra
1:30 pm PDT 14/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The netizens in India have taken to social media in applauding the debut of acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on the tube with ABC’s soon to premiere ‘Quantico’. Quantico is an upcoming American thriller television series, created by and executive produced by Joshua Safran with Mark Gordon that is set to air on ABC as a part of the 2015-16 television seasons. The show deals with the story of a diverse group of recruits that have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest … Read More

MPC and RSA Films create slow-motion TVC for Honda Civic
3:00 pm PDT 06/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

MPC and RSA Films along with director Johnny Hardstaff have created a new ad film for Honda. The spot, conceived by Wieden+Kennedy uses complex filming techniques to create the virtually frozen look for the 60 second spot and corresponding 20 second cutdowns for each car in the Honda Civic range. MPC worked closely with Hardstaff and the production team, shooting the cars at 1000 frames per second on a bespoke Bolt camera rig, and separately shooting engineers and backdrops at … Read More

Dark Knight’s caped journey over the last 75 years
6:00 pm PDT 04/05/2015 By Shivang Arora

There is no denying that comics have taken center stage today as our appetite for the fantasies of the unreal have grown in proportion. With tent-poles like the Avengers – Age of Ultron smashing all box office records, even a layman could assess the craziness and the frenzy behind these mega – comic live adaptations brought to the silver screen. Where Marvel’s been cashing on the Avengers, DC Comics and Warner Bros. aren’t leaving any stone unturned in rolling out … Read More

Karan Johar to remake ‘Baahubali’ in Hindi; Telugu version set for 10 July release
6:00 pm PDT 02/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Filmmaker Karan Johar has bagged the rights for release of the Hindi theatrical version of the upcoming Telugu magnum opus ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’ which is slated for a release on 10 July worldwide, being helmed by S.S. Rajamouli. Johar will be releasing the Hindi feature in partnership with Anil Thadani. . “We’re releasing the film in Tamil and Hindi version as well. Karan Johar will present the Hindi version of ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’,” the film’s producer Shobu Yarlagadda … Read More

Sony’s ‘Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan’ promises to be a VFX extravaganza for the small screen
12:30 pm PDT 29/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

After a long hiatus, Sony Entertainment Television is all geared to launch a mythological series, Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan. The channel had experimented with a similar tale, titled ‘God Hanuman’, but this time its raising the stakes to explore various known and unknown facets of the mighty Hanuman. Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration with Sony once again, Contiloe Productions CEO Abhimanyu Singh added: “Contiloe has always experimented with multiple genres. This would be our first mythological show and we … Read More

600 VFX artists, 17 VFX studios are working on ‘Baahubali’: SS Rajamouli; trailer release on 31 May
12:00 pm PDT 29/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Director Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ is one of the most anticipated films of this year. While the audiences have been teased with several posters related to the film from time to time, it has been a long-drawn-out wait for fans of both SS Rajamouli and Prabhas. After several uncertainties and postponements, it now seems definite that the film is set to release in July – most likely on 17 July. Taking to Twitter, Rajamouli announced the trailer release date of the period … Read More

Technicolor to be honoured for its contribution towards Hollywood
3:30 pm PDT 28/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

On 1 May, Technicolor will receive the Hollywood Arts Council ‘Industry Founders Award’ at the 29th Annual Charlie Awards, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Charlie Awards recognises companies that are making significant cultural contributions to the Hollywood community. The ‘Industry Founders’ Award has only been accorded three times previously; Hollywood Arts Council executive director, Shauna McClure said: “The Hollywood Arts Council is thrilled to be honoring Technicolor’s enduring legacy with a Charlie Award. After all, where would we be without Technicolor?  … Read More