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

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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

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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

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‘Game of Thrones’ honoured for special visual effects at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
12:00 pm PDT 13/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

HBO’s Game of Thrones was honoured with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, 10 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series’ best episodes to date, the Award-winning “Battle of the Bastards” was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe’s Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honoured as part of the … Read More

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NY VFXWAALA takes filmmaking to another level with ‘Bajirao Mastani’; Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s belief in VFX strengthens
7:00 pm PDT 10/09/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

When you want to bring something alive, you have to strive till your last breath and channelise all your energy to make it happen. And when you have to bring out a collaboration of history, romance and drama to life, you have to be head on heels at every moment, fine tuning every minute detail with emotions and perfection. A film which captivated viewers across the globe by its dramatic storytelling, grandeur of history and power of love – Bajirao Mastani … Read More

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The mystery behind the VFX of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ revealed
5:00 pm PDT 09/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The well acclaimed franchise Star Wars has all the reasons for its huge fan base. Perfection is the key to its huge acclaim for the franchise dedicatedly follows the mantra of perfection in every aspect of its series. The recent VFX breakdown reel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens released by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) proclaims the impeccable work done in the entire film. Right from minute negligible alterations to huge mainstream extensions, the studio has focused on each … Read More