Digital Domain India Visuals facility launched by Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao at Hyderabad
8:20 am PDT 07/11/2017 By Swati Panda

Digital Domain which is one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and immersive experiences announced the official opening of its studio location in Hyderabad, India on 5 November, 2017. India is the latest in a string of new locations for Digital Domain, including its recent openings in Asian countries like Beijing, China Hong Kong this year. Hyderabad marks the tenth location for the global studio. Digital Domain’s second largest visual effects studio which was inaugurated at … Read More

ITA awards 2017: Devendra Kumar of Rose Audio Visuals wins Best VFX for ‘Aarambh’
12:00 pm PDT 06/11/2017 By Sachin Bhat

As the seventeenth edition of the annual Indian Television Academy awards concluded last evening in Mumbai, the studio of Rose Audio Visuals was flooded with euphoria as VFX producer Devendra Kumar bagged home the award in the best VFX category for Aarambh. Nominated alongside some popular dramas such as Chandrakanta, Karmaphal Daata Shani, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Paramavatar Shri Krishna, the visual effects of Aarambh, spearheaded by producer Kumar, was adjudged the winner during the function. Animation Xpress caught up with … Read More

How Running Image Studio created spectacular visuals for Aisha!
4:00 pm PDT 03/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A lot goes on in the world of VFX; we now have the chance to understand the technicalities and what goes on behind the scenes. Running Image Studio founder Mark Troy Dsouza shares his experience on the Aisha web series which involves the use of a lot of VFX. The story is about a brilliant application designer and his creation, Aisha the virtual assistant. Animation Xpress recently spoke to him and he shared his insights about the project. The series … Read More

Flashback Friday: Some nostalgic VFX of yesteryear Indian TV shows
12:30 pm PDT 03/11/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Visual Effects is a buzzword today for every other Bollywood movie and now the mythological TV serials, short films and even webseries have joined the bandwagon! But let’s slip back few years ago. If you watch those old shows today munching popcorn you might laugh it out loud on the amateurish quality or feel happy, proud and surprised that Indian TV shows had VFX even in those times! Shaktimaan Kids whirled and swirled uttering the word Shaktiman happily during the … Read More

ARK and Foundry’s Mumbai Road show was a huge success bringing Indian and global animation & VFX leaders together
11:30 am PDT 02/11/2017 By Swati Panda

What an amazing road show it was! ARK Infosolutions in partnership with Foundry organised an event named as “Road show” at St. Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai on 30 October, 2017. It provided a platform for international speakers and local partners to discuss various aspects about the animation and VFX industry about how some of the recent biggest blockbusters were made. Framestore London’s VFX supervisor Alex Wajsbrot demonstrated the VFX break down of the upcoming movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Assemblage Entertainment Mumbai, Anibrain … Read More

Bengaluru gears up for India’s greatest global B2B summit for the AVGC industry this November
10:00 am PDT 02/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Government of Karnataka in partnership with ABAI, the trade association for the animation, visual effects, gaming and comics sector has announced a unique summit, ‘Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit’ in Bengaluru. KBITS  together with ABAI will be hosting this event at the ITC Windsor Manor, Bangalore on  16 and 17 November 2017. Karnataka’s new AVGC policy 2.0, launched in August 2017, provides grants to start-ups, IP creators and local studios. This gives local studios the possibility to participate in cross border initiatives with greater … Read More

Director Sahir Raza unfolds the mystery of Sci-Fi Web Series ‘Aisha My Virtual Girlfriend’
3:00 pm PDT 25/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The world we live in today has brought major advances in technology like robotics, holograms and all kinds of new gadgets. Today, we have access to better forms of software and the ability to create smart virtual assistants that can learn and evolve like a human being. The question begs what if, you could have a relationship with a virtual entity. It was answered by entertainment platform Arre by bringing alive the digital world of ‘A.I.SHA My Virtual Girlfriend’. The … Read More

Legend expands global footprint with new studio in Pune
11:00 am PDT 25/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D is expanding its presence beyond North America into the Asia Pacific region with the establishment of Legend India and the opening of state-of-the-art studio in Pune, India on 13 November. Legend CEO Aidan Foley made the announcement. Legend India will be based in the ten-acre Suzlon One Earth campus, building out some 40,000 square feet in a LEED Platinum and GRIHA 5 star certified building.  The One Earth campus is … Read More

Visual effects studio Double Negative officially opens its new studio in Chennai
6:00 pm PDT 12/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Double Negative, one of the world’s leading visual effects companies, today announced the official opening of its new studio in Chennai, India. The Chennai studio will work alongside Double Negative’s network of international VFX facilities in London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Montreal. Upcoming visual effects projects for the company include Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Pacific Rim: Uprising, X-Men: The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, M:I 6 – Mission Impossible and the sequels to Fantastic Beasts and Where … Read More

BMC demolish Red Chillies VFX canteen in Goregaon
3:00 pm PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Red Chillies productions’ 2,000 square-feet canteen in Goregaon was demolished today by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in an apparent case of illegal construction. A senior civic official released a statement saying, “The demolition act was conducted on the fourth floor where a canteen was illegally constructed for the employees of Red Chillies production house which is situated in Maxx building in Goregaon west.” Deputy municipal commissioner Kiran Acharekar supervised the demolition. Red Chillies VFX however, claimed that it was … Read More

Framestore unveils the magic behind ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ with VFX breakdown reel
6:00 pm PDT 29/09/2017 By Sachin Bhat

In what was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 enthralled the fans with the visual spectacle it treated them with. The movie went quick off the blocks as it began with a rollicking face-off between the protagonists and a gigantic octopus-esque creature on an outer space hinterland that was also invaded by a fleet of drones. The nerve-jangling experience in the opening sequence just sets the tone for the rest of the … Read More

Industrial Light and Magic release ‘Rogue One’ new VFX breakdown reel
6:30 pm PDT 28/09/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The anthology series of Star Wars flagged off with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year, and suffice to say, the movie rocked and rolled at the box office. Despite digressing from the norms of the traditional Star Wars movie, such as discarding the opening crawl, Gareth Edwards’ space opera was met with rapturous reception. And so was the VFX. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) retained the Star Wars coherence with breath-taking visuals, and now, the studios have released … Read More