Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—amalgamating two worlds
11:02 am PDT 11/06/2018 By Shibani Shah

Before entering the screen-room; the expectation surges too high to be controlled but too fragile to break if the movie is not up-to the mark of likeliness. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is justified on action, but leaves a lot to be considered necessary from the storytelling perspective. The movie is a hell of a coaster-ride with the best beginning and an apologetic ending—two worlds are brought together and the dinosaurs live among humans. All these years the Jurassic park, Isla … Read More

Luma Pictures release VFX breakdown of car-chase sequence of ‘Black Panther’
3:30 pm PDT 04/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel’s Black Panther was a blockbuster movie in more ways than one. It didn’t just open to highly overwhelming reviews, but was also applauded for its brilliant sociopolitical narrative; proving to be an instant hit all over, especially in the continent of Africa. The MCU’s 18th rollout featured several heart-wrenching moments to behold, but at the same time, boasted the most bombastic and nerve-jangling action sequences ever produced by the studios. One such is the epic car chase in the South … Read More

‘Deadpool 2’ review: Craptacularly shambolic
12:00 pm PDT 16/05/2018 By Sachin Bhat

When you’ve served the most delectable tortilla from a Michelin-starred Mexican tapas restro, you ought to retain the basic ingredients when trying your hand at a new recipe to avoid compromising with the quality. Deadpool 2 tried to build on the cult success of its prequel by trying to cook up a spicier version of the tortilla, but ends up frying an overstuffed chimichanga that’s nowhere near as appetising. Mind you, the motormouth mercenary does deliver more of the quirky, … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ review: Everything you hoped, nothing you expected
1:00 pm PDT 27/04/2018 By Sachin Bhat

So the decade long journey that the famed Marvel Cinematic Universe traversed, comes down to this. Having introduced over dozens of characters and sifting through numerous story-archs, Avengers: Infinity War is the apotheosis of this superhero odyssey that the franchise has been building up to. And director duo Joe and Anthony Russo ensure they more than deliver on that. There’s a massive threat looming over the “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in the megalomaniac Thanos, who aims to bring balance to humanity … Read More

BOT VFX signs Camille Geier as the executive producer
7:00 pm PDT 09/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Camille Geier, popular name in the VFX industry, joins BOT VFX as the executive producer. She has carved quite the niche for herself through her efforts in high-level features, episodics and ad campaigns. An ILM alumnus, Geier has worked on a wide array of blockbuster films such as Gangs of New York, Starship Troopers  and Van Helsing. She had also worked with iconic directors such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Paul Verhoeven, Stephen Sommers and Clint Eastwood to name … Read More

What went into the making of Wakanda by Industrial Light & Magic and Craig Hammack
5:30 pm PDT 30/03/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Marvel’s Black Panther was a box office rage in more ways than one. The Ryan Coogler directorial didn’t only smash every record on the books to smithereens en route to its $1.5 billion gross collections, but also touched hearts, all and sundry. Among the many facets of the movie, the amazing visual effects, pulled together by as many as 10 studios across the globe, brought an ocular feast which made the viewing experience vivify all the more. Industrial Light & … Read More

Crossover of ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ gets a creative touch from VFX Legion
2:00 pm PDT 15/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder‘s stories unfold with the shoot done in LA, and set in D.C. and Philadelphia. VFX Legion recently created the visual effects for the crossover episodes of the two series. The storylines of the political thriller and legal drama intersect in a two-hour event, which premiered on 1 March 2018 on ABC and continues to rank as a streaming favourite on Hulu. The scenario opens with How to Get Away with Murder’s defense attorney Annalise … Read More

Jumbla creates living Pokies Parasite for Tasmanian TVC
2:00 pm PDT 14/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Gambling plagued the working-class Tasmania. This fuelled the creation of Jumbla’s most recent animated TVC for Bad Bets Australia. Working alongside MONA and project representative Alex Wadelton, Jumbla designed a living, breathing Pokies Parasite that haunted Tasmanian neighbourhoods at night. The ad takes on a classic thriller look and storyline, building up suspense and slowly revealing the hybrid creature. For the different style, Jumbla’s creative director Oz Smith cited b movies, retro thrillers, 80s horror films, and even Hollywood blockbusters among his influences. “The … Read More

How FuseFX brought the gore of ‘The Punisher’ to screens
2:00 pm PDT 28/02/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Digressing from the norms of a conventional superhero genre, Marvel’s The Punisher offered a refreshing take on the role of an anti-hero (caped or not), spearheaded by a belligerent Jon Bernthal who brought the obdurate and stone-hearted Frank Castle to life and left the fans floored with such immaculate performance. The season was a massive hit and the makers have renewed the title for a second outing that’s set to go on floors soon. The Punisher comprised largely of live-action … Read More

How ILM Singapore shot the Battle of Crait in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
3:00 pm PDT 19/02/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Even though the clips of Solo, the latest roll-out from the Star Wars juggernaut is doing the rounds and casting a followers mind away from its last release The Last Jedi, its thrill is very much vivid. The Episode VIII of the epic space opera series opened December last year and probed the adventures of Luke Skywalker whilst imparting the techniques of maneuvering the Jedi Forces to Rey, even as a seismic battle ensues in the galaxy. As it is … Read More

How Iloura did the VFX creature work for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Of all things, if there’s one that Jumanji is know so much for, then it’s the sheer amount of creatures on show. And did I mention the staggering variety of them that pop-up in every frame? Well, 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is replete with fauna that form just as instrumental part of the narrative as the story. The hideous hippo that gulps down Jack Black’s character, or the poisonous serpent that Kevin Hart defangs; the hounding albino rhinos … Read More

Framestore VFX supervisor Richard Hoover discusses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX wizardry
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

For all the prattles of Denis Villeneuve’s astute storytelling, the pièce de résistance of Blade Runner 2049 lies in its resplendent special effects. The kind of visual extravaganza on show elevated the 1982 sequel’s theatrical experience and left the viewers in an awe of it. Seldom has a movie told a story through its VFX, let alone of this scale. Well-known studio Framestore helmed the project and indeed packed a punch. And so much that it now contends for the … Read More