VFX

Framestore makes three important hires to their film division
7:00 pm PDT 07/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Framestore, the UK VFX studio recently welcomed three new members into its London-based film division. VES award-winner Graham Page has joined the company as VFX Supervisor after 14 years at DNEG. Framestore shared on Linkedin, “We’re pleased to welcome three key hires to the Framestore fold: Graham Page as VFX Supervisor; Anna Ford as Head of Business Development, Film and Mark Hodgkins as Global Head of FX, Film.” Mark Hodgkins rejoined the company after 12 years at DNEG. He will serve as Framestore’s … Read More


VFX artists agonise on social media over layoffs at Technicolor’s MPC
7:00 pm PDT 07/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

MUMBAI: As the world reels under the COVID2019 pandemic, and revenue flows have stopped because of the lockdowns everywhere, pink slips are being issued to staff by many organisations globally. The latest to do so – if one goes by tweets from former employees that are hitting the microblogging site Twitter – are Bengaluru-based MPC (which is under the Technicolor umbrella) and TraceFX which have allegedly laid off 400 VFX artists. Its move follows MPC Montreal’s decision to lay off … Read More


Irrfan: Top 5 VFX-rich international blockbusters that immortalised the moviestar
7:00 pm PDT 30/04/2020 By Parth Kaushik

 The goal is not to live forever. It is to create something that will – Chuck Palanuik Irrfan recently shuffled off the mortal coil, leaving a void in the hearts of millions who gushed over his craft and eloquent eyes all through the years. Mournful messages and tweets flooded the internet shortly after his demise was announced over social media. His journey of self-discovery began with a lie that he wanted to become a teacher after learning at National School Of … Read More


#WhenAtHome: Diving into the imagery of the Walt Disney masterpiece
6:30 pm PDT 28/04/2020 By Parth Kaushik

How is the lockdown treating you? — Almost all of us must have at least once been subjected to this pandemic-specific greeting from loved ones. Restrictions have weighed us down in a variety of ways. However given the recent developments, this hackneyed question needs to be toppled on its head. The question should instead be  —How are you treating this lockdown? It’s not all doom and gloom if you look at the bright side of it. For the VFX-artists and animators, this is the time you … Read More


Binge watch these VFX heavy movie series during family movie nights #WhenatHome
5:00 pm PDT 24/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Before the pandemic movie night plans used to be on weekends or during holidays, but now that everyone is at home every night can be a movie night. Grab your nibbles because you shouldn’t  starve while binge-watching these movies with family: The Matrix series: Our first pick is this series  which  primarily consists of a trilogy of science fiction action films beginning with The Matrix (1999) and continuing with two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in … Read More


Telangana IT minister KTR urges industries to refrain from job cuts and terminations amid Covid19 shutdown
5:00 pm PDT 23/04/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Branded as the most AVGC-friendly destination in the country, Telangana has been at the forefront of dishing out policies in favour of gaming, media and entertainment industry. In order to provide fillip to the ecosystem, the Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao (KTR) had also announced at the inauguration of Indiajoy 2019 – the initiative of building the IMAGE Tower (the Innovation in Multimedia, Animation, Gaming and Entertainment) that was touted to spread across 16 lakh square feet space and entail … Read More


An artist’s love letter to India through a virtual painting
5:00 pm PDT 22/04/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Virtual Reality is the future — a resounding prediction that springs up in every discussion about the evolution of technology across the AVGC community with its growing application in visual effects. When Jon Favreau’s live-action retelling of Lion King got nominated in the Oscars’ best VFX category, the world learnt about the wonders of virtual production technology — and the way it allowed the filmmaker to ‘watch his movie before even making it’ Its notable how this technology continues to open newer frontiers of creativity in other … Read More


VES’s next webcast will dive into VFX of ‘National Geographic’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds’
6:00 pm PDT 21/04/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Lockdown might be restrictive for many but the bright side is that it has given millions a chance to reinvent themselves. The craft of visual effects requires a range of techniques and knowledge about deploying the software in the most efficient ways. Visual Effects Society is on a spree of webinars and webcast events, giving a deep look into the way some of the most awe-inspiring imageries were created on screen. Their recent event concluded on a high note with … Read More


All we know about SS Rajamouli’s VFX-heavy project ‘RRR’ so far
8:00 pm PDT 31/03/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Having emerged over the years as the crowning glory of India’s storytelling landscape, Maverick Director SS Rajamouli has churned out several blockbusters in his career, including Student No 1, Simhadri, Yamadonga, Maghadheera, Maryada Ramana and Eega / Naan Ee, but in the apotheosis of his craft, it was Baahubali that really made him a force to reckon with. By varying degrees, VFX has played an indispensable role in movies that have become noted visual spectacles. Now more than ever, modern filmmakers are conceding that their imagination can’t translate … Read More


Old classics return, India to witness old school VFX imagery; Ramayan, Shaktiman and more
7:30 pm PDT 30/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Coronavirus outbreak and 21-day lockdown in India recently spurred on the government to treat the nostalgia-stricken Indian to 80s’ and 90s’ iconic shows — Ramayana and Mahabharat and the recent entrant is fan favourite Shaktiman. While the broadcasting of epics Ramayan and Mahabharat began on 28 March on public demand,  Shaktiman actor and producer announced in his live fan-interaction that India’s beloved superhero will also add to the roster of retelecasts. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday had announced the timings of the … Read More


FICCI-EY report: VFX grew 25 per cent in 2019 to reach INR 49.5 billion
8:00 pm PDT 27/03/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Storytelling is not only India’s oldest tradition but also its most significant soft power that continues to take myriad forms with VFX giving it bigger wings to soar across international skies. With the advancements taking place in VFX technologies and platforms so frequently, the entire world has trained its eyes on India’s storytellers.  More so, OTT platforms have opened up news vistas to help with global outreach. Statistics advanced by the recent FICCI report confirm the exponential growth of the India’s M & E … Read More


Here are some VFX heavy survival movies to strengthen our willpower #WhenAtHome
7:30 pm PDT 19/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Preventing the pandemic spread of Covid-19,  staying at home is the only option. But staying at home with complete social isolation has its own drawback as it led to major boredom. At the same time, we are getting anxious, worried- by watching overhyped news on TV channels, the internet literally everywhere. The world was not prepared with such a pandemic outbreak, and there is a fair chance that the situation might get worse or better. Keeping the hope high, we can mentally prepare ourselves by … Read More