VFX

Disney+Hotstar announces June slate of films and originals
1:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+Hotstar has announced its upcoming slate for the month of June. The OTT platform will stream Academy Award-winning movies Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari along with Terminator: Dark Fate. The list also includes behind the scenes of the animated movie Frozen II with Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2. Jojo Rabbit is now available on the platform from 2 June. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film won an Oscar for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, and revolves around Jojo, a … Read More


Maharashtra Government: VFX, post-production work and film shoots to resume
6:30 pm PDT 01/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Providing relief to the content fraternity of the city, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has allowed shootings of film, VFX, television and digital series in non-containment zones in the state, during the last phase of the lockdown albeit with certain conditions. The Cultural Affairs Ministry of Maharashtra issued a resolution, which said that producers will have to abide by the guidelines strictly and ‘violations of rules will lead to stopping of the work’ The state government on Sunday issued a … Read More


Ramayana: Portrayal of Lord Ram across Animation & Visual Effects
6:30 pm PDT 26/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The mythology of Lord Ram— has played a significant role in the cultural zeitgeist of the Indian subcontinent. Generations after generations have celebrated the deity multiple times through— local Ramayana street plays, oral recitations and on-screen portrayal, making the ideals and scruples upheld by Lord Ram— inextricable parts of our daily lives. Such is the magnitude of this legend that — only recently the lockdown induced-retelevising of Ramayan drew the most amount of eyeballs —  ever witnessed in the history of television. Through books, radio, … Read More


Eid Mubarak: Wishes pour from Animation, VFX and Gaming studios during quarantine
8:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Though unlike other years, Eid is a sacred festival ushering in positivity, faith and hope. While people are celebrating a quaratined Eid this year at their respective homes, there’s no derth in spirit and happiness amid all the chaos and crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AVGC community also salutes the enduring and encouraging spirit. They hence, took to social media to wish and pray for the better future that presently lies uncertain. Here we pick a few studios from the … Read More


Weta, ILM, Framestore chieftains to discuss the way forward for the VFX sector on Screen Talks live Q&A
7:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Scheduled to be held on 28 May Thursday, Screen Talks webinar series is all set to look at how VFX community is evolving and adapting despite the Covid-19 crisis that has befallen the planet. Weta Digital executive visual effects producer David Conley, Framestore  global managing director of films Fiona Walkinshaw and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) SVP, executive creative director and head Rob Bredow will join Screen’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay in a free live discussion. From how VFX companies have adapted to working remotely to when … Read More


Maharashtra CM seeks action plan on limited resumption of VFX work and Film shooting
4:30 pm PDT 21/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Fresh off the heels of the plea sent by FWICE Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday appealing to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the resumption of post-production work, Thackeray recently asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Maharashtra Chief … Read More


Federation Of Western India Cine Employees appeals to Maharashtra Government to allow post-production work
5:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday implored the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow resumption of post-production work in a letter. FWICE also put emphasis on the fact that resuming post-production work will help many technicians and daily wage workers who have been the most hard-hit by the lockdown to get back to work. With a letter that the organisation tweeted out to the Chief Minister’s Office, they asked the Thackeray to allow recording studios to resume functioning in order to enable the … Read More


Pixar artists to discuss ‘Onward’ on Foundry Webinar; Elves, Centaurs and More
5:30 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Having set a high standard in the world of animation, Pixar movies have regaled the audiences for years! Animators and artists have always aspired to imbibe and emulate the craft that Pixar is known for. In this global lockdown induced by the pandemic, many educators and software companies have launched a flurry of sessions featuring the absolute Gurus of the field of animation and visual effects. Foundry recently announced a webinar featuring Katana and Pixar’s Renderman and how their tools … Read More


Digital Domain released the breakdown of X-Men:First Class
4:30 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

VFX breakdowns are pouring in even as the world reels under a pandemic-induced lockdown signalling that its time for VFX aspirants to hone their craft and learn about the way images are created on software. Latest in the league of VFX companies releasing their creme de la creme breakdown content to keep the viewers hooked and riveted is the post production giant Digital Domain with their elaborate scene-by-scene making of X-MEN First Class. Well first class in every sense as … Read More


PhantomFX:”The leeway Government has given to post production works in Tamil Nadu is beneficial for VFX studios”
8:00 pm PDT 12/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

With post-production work such as editing, dubbing, DI, rerecording, sound designing/mixing (with a maximum of five people) and VFX/CGI (with 10 to 15 people) given a go ahead from 11 May 2020, Monday, many studios have found relief in these unprecedented times of upheaval and uncertainty. Given the fact that crores of rupees of rupees were blocked due to the sudden stalling of projects, FEFSI (Film EMployees Federation of South India) had earlier beseeched the government to permit the post-production services. In response to the appeal, … Read More


DNEG releases an elaborate breakdown of the award-winning series ‘Chernobyl’
5:30 pm PDT 11/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

It’s raining breakdowns! In the world that has shrunken into a —global house arrest due to the pandemic, people around the world are struggling with a variety of problems. Many VFX studios — have taken to the internet to to actively educate the aspirants of the community on the — finer points of the craft. And they’re all doing that with — elaborate breakdowns. Recently DNEG released a much-awaited VFX award-winning series that won over a great majority of viewers. But this time around … Read More


Exclusive: Senior VFX artist Jason Keyser bares his heart about why he quit Riot Games and his life’s calling
5:30 pm PDT 09/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The Covid-19-induced lockdown has nearly hobbled many industries but — gaming sector has not only remained unscatched, it has thrived during the quarantine with game jams and tournaments hitting an inflection point in the landscape. With majority of the population stuck at home, many educators and organisations have taken to the internet to teach aspirants the craft of animation, game development and visual effects. Recently Senior VFX artist Jason Keyser quit his dream job at Riot Games to  pursue what he … Read More