Foundry Road show hits the town, bringing together VFX veterans from across the globe
1:00 pm PDT 08/03/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Foundry Roadshow opened with a grand welcome address by their representatives; (Head of Sales EMIA) Gary Buyers and (Chief Engineering Officer) Read More

Review: Captain Marvel is much more than what we expected her to be
7:00 pm PDT 07/03/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Finally! She is here and she’s here to rule! One of the most awaited films of 2019, Captain Marvel, that releases tomorrow on Women’s Day, has all the ingredients to witness a record opening being the first female-led film in the MCU. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel is based on Carol Danvers by Roy Thomas Gene Colan and also takes few elements from Thomas’s 1971 Kree–Skrull War comic book storyline. The film is set … Read More

Few Indian VFX studios who ensure that work can be fun!
7:00 pm PDT 06/03/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

We live in the world of merciless competition where almost everyone is on the run. Even taking some moment out of the busy day is most of the times difficult, leave alone for recreation or pursuing their hobbies. Lately, few posts has been doing the rounds across several social media platforms that Indians work for the maximum hours in the world. While we spend most of the time of our day working, the working environment or the work culture is … Read More

Contiloe launches its second VFX Studio in India
1:00 pm PDT 04/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Production house, Contiloe has changed the face of television since their inception two decades ago. Carrying this forward, Contiloe has now announced the launch of their second VFX studio. Currently headquartered in Mumbai, the second facility is located in Bhubaneshwar and will start functioning on 5 March 2019. Odisha is one of the primary source of the creative artist in media and entertainment industry. “Today there is increasing demand for quality content strengthened by advanced visual effect, both in the … Read More

Are the Oscars obsessed with Space-oriented VFX movies?
5:00 pm PDT 28/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Ever since the category for the best VFX work was created for the Oscars, space-oriented cinema seems to have been a consistent subject of intrigue for the collective consciousness of the Academy Award’s jury. Despite formidable players vying for the golden statuette, the majority of the times its the space-related movies sticking out like a sore thumb. Perhaps the upwelling awe of exploring the possibilities beyond the exosphere of our planet truly represents mankind’s ultimate curiosity. Sci-fi space movies are, in … Read More

X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’ trailer two released
3:00 pm PDT 28/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

20th Century Fox has dropped a new trailer of the next X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain, who plays an elusive new villain in the film but now fans were treated to a new look with a new trailer. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Chastain, Dark Phoenix shows the X-Men face their arch-nemesis when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to lose her senses and go berserk.  Grey is nearly … Read More

‘First Man’ bags an Oscar marking one giant leap for VFX
1:00 pm PDT 25/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind. It is indeed a giant leap for not just mankind but also for the overall VFX scene that convincingly replicated the enigmatic tale of Neil Armstrong in the launchpad years before he marked his historic voyage to the moon. The movie, First Man, that covers the launchpad years of the noted astronaut before he stepped on the moon, has won the Academy Award for visual effects,trouncing a spate of competitors that … Read More

‘Kalank’ is a forthcoming VFX-rich movie
6:00 pm PDT 23/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

In a bid to revive his father’s dream project, Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Kalank is all set to dazzle the fans. Not much has been revealed about the movie as its still in the works. Produced under the banner of Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios, multi-starrer Kalank includes a host of actors namely Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. Kalank is an epic historical and emotional drama set in the 1940s and goes … Read More

VFX heavy movie ‘The Wandering Earth’ lands on Netflix
11:00 am PDT 21/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has announced to stream Mandarin sci-fi film The Wandering Earth. Based on the novella of the same title by Liu Cixin (the first Asian novelist to win the Hugo Award for Science Fiction), The Wandering Earth is directed and written by Frant Gwo. Featuring a stellar cast including Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai and a special appearance by Wu Jing, the movie was premiered in China, North America, Australia and New Zealand regions during Lunar New Year, and earned … Read More

First programme highlights of 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film revealed!
12:30 pm PDT 20/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With cinematic discoveries, an unusual supporting programme, and festival atmosphere all over the city, the 26th International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will turn Stuttgart into a centre of the world of animation again from 30 April to 5 May 2019. Anticipations and expectations about the event are already reaching highs. Audiences and professional visitors can look forward to a European focus, a curated programme linking science and animation and two days of music featuring concerts and workshops. With almost … Read More

VFX-laden short films that had us on the edge of our seats
7:00 pm PDT 19/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Many of us aren’t aware that there is a section of cinema which is dedicated to making high-budget VFX-heavy content, setting high standards for the way short films are made. While it delights us to know that premium technology has been amping up the story quotient in the west, we hope more filmmakers take a leaf from the brilliant work artists are churning out in the form of short-films. Here is the list of VFX-laden short films that we ferreted … Read More

‘Gully Boy’ Review: Blazing through gullies of Dharavi, ‘Gully Boy’ proves its mettle.
12:00 pm PDT 15/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Through bambaiya vernacular, the clandestine operation of motor theft and Murad’s critique of the superficiality of the rap song playing in the stolen car, the opening scene of Gully Boy itself sets the tone for the rest of the movie. The tenor and tension in the sequence lay open some of the pressing themes that Zoya Akhtar successfully attempts to encapsulate in the scenes and explores over the course of the movie. It’s the rapt critique of the rap scene at the … Read More