How are VFX studios celebrating Diwali this year!
4:00 pm PDT 26/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The VFX industry has been lighting up the visual content for decades now. With creativity and dedication, VFX artists work round the clock to perfect VFX shots on the screen despite tight deadlines. In fact, visuals are so realistic and seamless sometimes that we hardly realise the amount of creative effort gone into creating the VFX imagery on the silver screen. Have a look at how some of the leading VFX studios that have Illuminated images on screen are celebrating … Read More

Review: ‘Zombieland:Double tap’ packs hilarity in the action-filled post-apocalyptic world
8:00 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Zombieland: Double tap doesn’t operate on an assumption that viewers have watched the previous version as the sequel takes place a decade after the original. With clever use of text-on-screen, the movie establishes the characters as well as the types of Zombies in post-apocalyptic America right at the outset. In the Zombie-ridden world, the team has taken refuge in the White House and laid down a host of rules that they must absolutely abide by in order to survive. Fans of … Read More

MPC explores the VFX depths of the unknown in ‘Ad Astra’
7:30 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By Poonam Mondal

 Recently launched Ad Astra, a paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. In the vision of director James Gray, MPC’s VFX Supervisors Guillaume Rocheron, Chris Downs and Simon Jones created a visual style leaning towards realism over fantasy. MPC Film was the lead studio on Ad Astra, has delivered 198 shots … Read More

The VFX spell of Indranil Roy that enhanced the storytelling of ‘Hiralal The Uncredited Role’
6:00 pm PDT 17/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Arun Roy’s new Bengali-language biopic, which recently premiered at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival plucks from obscurity Hiralal Sen’s contribution to Indian cinema. The fact that it was Hiralal Sen who was the pioneer of Indian cinema has largely remained beyond the ken of Indians. Set in 1886 present-day Bangladesh, the movie spans over filmmaker’s life; touching upon his drive for filmmaking. The director of the movie Arun Roy and the VFX creative director Indranil Roy spoke candidly with AnimationXpress … Read More

ReDefine appoints Viral Thakkar as Creative Director for VFX in India
7:00 pm PDT 25/09/2019 By Parth Kaushik

ReDefine, the new visual effects and animation services offering, created to serve fast-growth international markets such as India and China, has announced the appointment of Viral Thakkar as ReDefine’s Creative Director for VFX in India.  Thakkar previously ran his own VFX boutique studio, offering quality VFX for films, web series, digital film and advertising. He comes to ReDefine with his team of around 100 talented artists who have delivered visual effects on a number of Bollywood box office hits, including … Read More

Mill Film was in full flight with creature animation in ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Mill Film studio’s first major motion picture film Dora and the Lost City of Gold has bagged revenue of $90.5 million at the box office worldwide against a production budget of $49 million. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular television series Dora the Explorer. Paramount’s long-planned live-action Dora the Explorer movie proves for an appreciably peppy entertainment. With director James Bobin, the movie is starred by Isabela Moner as the titular character, with Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva … Read More

philmCGI chieftain walks us through the VFX process of ‘Sacred Games 2’
5:30 pm PDT 04/09/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Whether it is Sartaj Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan) sprinting through dingy streets in the rainy night, firing bullets Walther PPK-style or the criminals vigorously trying to wade through bullets and explosions to escape arrest, the Netflix special Sacred Games has had us under its spell with its stunning imagery. With superlative storytelling and equally brilliant VFX game, Sacred Games 2 emerged as India’s crème de la crème in the slate of homegrown content. A thrilling piece of storytelling in the whodunit crime genre presupposes a … Read More

Fluiidmask drives up the VFX quotient, one story at a time
7:00 pm PDT 07/08/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Fluiidmask recently came off the back of a very busy schedule, dishing out a ton of VFX shots for major Bollywood features over the last couple of months and they are already sprinkling their VFX magic into new projects including OTT platform features. Having bagged good projects under its name, Fluiidmask is progressively emerging as one of the most favoured post-production service providers in the visual effects sphere of filmmaking. Animation Xpress caught up with Fluiidmask’s sr. VFX supervisor Prashant Thakur … Read More

‘The Lion King’ experimental VFX proves what can be done with CG animation!
7:00 pm PDT 01/08/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Disney’s live-action remake The Lion King has remarkably scored glorifying in numbers at the global box office as it officially transcended $1 billion mark. From the creation of the fantasy land Pride Rock to the creation of the characters, music, background score, the bond of father Mufasa and son Simba and the presentation of the circle of life with simplicity has kept the visual grandeur of the movie shining in the midst of box office. To show such diversity on … Read More

‘2.0’ and ‘Baahubali’ fame VFX veteran Shrinivas Mohan joins Oscars
6:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Oscars Awards are known as one of the most significant events of World Cinema, as fans of cinema wait with anticipation to see the winners. Keeping in mind the recent criticism, The Academy has decided to diversify its approach in selecting jury members. Happy to share the news, I am now a member of the @TheAcademy https://t.co/rsIgcSAcPn — srinivas mohan Vfx (@srinivas_mohan) July 2, 2019 The recent addition from India, more accurately Tamil cinema is Srinivas Mohan, the visual effects supervisor of big-budget sagas like director Shankar’s … Read More

MPC I choose you: How they breathed life into our beloved Pokémon
6:00 pm PDT 20/06/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Directed by Rob Letterman with a budget of $150, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has crossed box office worldwide total of $421.8 million.  MPC Film was the lead VFX studio for the VFX of the urban fantasy mystery film. In an interaction with Animation Xpress Pokémon: Detective Pikachu VFX supervisors Pete Dionne  expressed  that he officially joined the team on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu after few months into pre-production, and this  film was on his radar from the very beginning because of his past … Read More

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’: VFX fuses aesthetically glossed character design and mythology
6:00 pm PDT 17/06/2019 By Poonam Mondal

It can’t just look like big dinosaurs. Jurassic Park has that covered. These have to be distinct. They have to be their own thing. They’re Titans. -Michael Dougherty Directed by Michael Dougherty and written by Dougherty, Zach Shields, and Max Borenstein with budget $170–200 million, Godzilla: King of the Monsters has crossed $339.5 million worldwide. Setting the VFX scenario on a whole new level, the monster movie from the Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ takes the viewers for an adventurous ride into the history of Titans through … Read More