MPC magically restored 1970’s period with almost invisible VFX work for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’
6:00 pm PDT 03/04/2019 By Poonam Mondal

“Roma is a visual effects film. It would have been impossible to create Roma without visual effects.”         -Alfonso Cuarón  The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien) is Roma. The movie shares the chronicles of a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City.  Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the … Read More

VES’ ‘The Making of’ marks the convergence of VFX veterans from around the world.
12:00 pm PDT 03/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

VES in partnership with AMD concluded the event titled “The Making of” at Fun Republic Cinema (Zee Preview Theatre) on 30 March 2019. It ushered a platform for international speakers and local partners to discuss various aspects of technology and VFX industry with regards to how some of the most awe-inspiring imagery was created on celluloid. The event started off with a welcome address and a brief introduction to the VES (Visual effects society) which has played a catalysing role … Read More

VFX supervisor Lindy De Quattro joins MPC Film
11:00 am PDT 03/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Acclaimed VFX supervisor Lindy De Quattro has joined MPC Film’s roster of world-renowned talent. Over the last two and a half decades, which included 21 years at ILM, Lindy De Quattro has worked with some of the best-known directors including Guillermo Del Toro, Alexander Payne and Brad Bird. She also currently serves on the Executive Committee for the VFX Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. De Quattro’s VFX credits include Iron Man 2, Mission Impossible: Ghost … Read More

Kesari’s VFX supervisor walks us through the process
2:00 pm PDT 30/03/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Do you often wonder what goes behind those spectacular visuals in Bollywood movies that we often relish watching? How is a war scene made so breathtakingly intense with thousands of people duking it out amid big plumes of smoke and fire? How does the protagonist manage to fling a hundred men across the field and play with fire while leaping across buildings? If you’ve ever felt stumped by the visuals in movies, we are going to introduce you to the wizards that we … Read More

Review: Flapping his ears, adorable mammalian, Dumbo, flies his way into our hearts
7:00 pm PDT 28/03/2019 By Poonam Mondal

“It is like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.”- Mark Twain Dumbo, the latest Tim Burton’s American fantasy adventure film’s main protagonist is the innocent-eyed cute faced baby elephant, erroneously earned the name Dumbo from the audience at the circus. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, and follows a family that works at a failing circus, Dumbo is among the number of animated movies that … Read More

VES India presents ‘The Making of’ some of the magical work in VFX powered by AMD Radeon Pro
1:00 pm PDT 28/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

VES Society in collaboration with AMD is putting together a conference titled THE MAKING OF at the Fun Republic Cinema on 30th March Activated by AnimationXpress, THE MAKING OF  is a one of a kind event that is set to enlighten the attendees with the technological nuances and processes that went behind some of the best imagery created on celluloid across the world. The event will bring under one roof, top industry veterans, artists and VFX technicians of the most … Read More

One Life VFX Studios scores a hattrick of awards
3:00 pm PDT 18/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Swastik Productions, under its wing One Life VFX Studios, recently announced the expansion of its VFX wing.  Known for larger than life visually appealing shows, Siddarth Kumar Tewary has been called the King of Mythology & historical shows as his team has delivered shows like Mahabharat, Karmaphal Daata Shani  Mahakali, Porus and recently RadhaKrishn and Chandragupta Maurya. Creating premium content which is here to stay, One Life Studios was the first production house in India to own its own IP and create … Read More

Marvel drops ‘Avengers: End Game’ trailer
6:00 pm PDT 14/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

  The end of Avengers: Infinity War left the fans shocked with many of our beloved superheroes pixelating away into oblivion, and Marvel’s latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame has built on that narrative. It features an intense recap of the previous instalment which delves deeper into the fates of the superheroes Like previous trailer,  the directors have been stingy with the details for what will follow in the big finale.  But a recurrent theme is that the Avengers will do whatever it takes to try … Read More

12:00 pm PDT 14/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

FICCI FRAMES, in its 20th edition, continues to honour the best from the animation, visual effects and gaming industry in India with its prestigious Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards. Here’s the complete list of winners:

‘Kedarnath’ VFX breakdown: Recreating beauty and calamity at once
7:00 pm PDT 13/03/2019 By Poonam Mondal

There are various reasons why the VFX credit list isn’t getting shorter in 2019. The number of VFX shots is continually increasing over time. I could recollect days when a podcast reveals that the movie Jurrasic Park of 1993 had about 50 VFX shots. Nowadays the biggest VFX movies have between 1,000 and 3,000 VFX shots, not only that even non-VFX movies, like period dramas and Adam Sandler comedies, now have many of VFX shots. The transition from 50 VFX … Read More

‘Aladdin’: Disney drops another trailer and this time it looks magical
2:00 pm PDT 13/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Recently Disney released the official trailer for the forthcoming live-action reprisal of Aladdin, which came on the heels of the teaser that received an ambivalent response. However, the new trailer looks much more elaborate and meaty to gauge the extent of the imagery which does look pretty promising in the trailer. Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Frank Welker will return to voice Abu, Jafar will be played by Marwen Kenzari, Naomi Scott plays Princess … Read More

‘Wonder Woman’: Director shares insights in a new video, is it a precursor to a sequal?
6:00 pm PDT 09/03/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Recently in celebration of International Women’s Day Paul Jenkins who directed the movie, Wonder Woman went in-depth with Rotten Tomatoes about Diana’s landmark walk across No Man’s Land, giving behind the scenes details of how they approached the subject matter and put together the imagery. Wonder Woman is one such female superhero that has become an icon for women all around the world. So the buzz around the character is evident enough on the auspices of International Women’s day. However, … Read More