Contiloe Pictures’ Historical Period Drama ‘21 Sarfarosh Saragarhi 1897’ to now stream on Netflix
3:21 pm PDT 06/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

With the aim of bringing untold and unique stories to audiences all over the country, Contiloe Pictures, premium broad-based entertainment content Production Company, introduced a show based on the bravery 21 soldiers in British Indian Army – 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897. Having wowed audiences on television, the show is now streaming on online streaming giant Netflix. The show has 65 episodes and stars Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev in principal roles. “Battle of Saragarhi is considered as one of the … Read More

FX School announces free scholarships 2018
11:00 am PDT 06/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

With the increased quantum of work in the VFX and digital projects, the demand for education and skill development in that sphere has increased exponentially. Recently FX School, in a bid to encourage students to excel in this industry, announced full scholarships in Filmmaking, Photography, VFX, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design and Digital Art and CG Animation. FX School is a digital media institute that provides education and training where students receive hands-on training in the latest production techniques … Read More

Image Engine is sticking to high end VFX process for both OTT and TV content
7:00 pm PDT 29/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

The augment of content streaming has unlocked the doors for creators in creating niche content to leap to the next level on the content graph. The storytelling community which has always endeavoured to produce new effects has pushed new margins from experimenting new techniques to incorporating every relevant cutting-edge technology possible in the content. In this emerging aura of content creation, the VFX  studios are not behind, they are leaping in creating VFX heavy content for both OTT platforms and for theatres to … Read More

MPC created an enchanting animated CG aura for ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’
7:00 pm PDT 27/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 novel The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker which has hit the theatres recently and made an amazing impact on the VFX front. The story revolves around a young girl named Clara, finding a Nutcracker doll amongst family gifts and was charged by her parents to take special care of it. In the movie, the only aim that Clara has is … Read More

Warner Bros releases a behind the scenes footage of ‘Aquaman’
11:00 am PDT 16/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

As the release date of Aquaman is approaching, Warner Bros recently dropped a BTS footage, leaving no stones unturned in stirring up a hype around the movie. Although the movie won’t be as gritty and dark as some may have expected, it does delve into the origins of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and his relationship with Mera as the pair set off to find his trident. Even though the video clip contains many scenes that we have previously been treated … Read More

Ryan Reynolds wins hearts as Detective Pikachu in the first trailer of ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’
7:30 pm PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A millennial dream to see their favourite cartoon is set to be materialised! Warner Bros. has launched the first trailer of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, reinvigorating the adorable pocket monsters from animation sphere right into the realm of live-action. The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the lead character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the face of the global Pokémon brand- one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. Pikachu will … Read More

The release date of the upcoming ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’’ to be pushed further?
3:00 pm PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Right from the day the first look of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has released, there has been a lot of buzz and conjecture around it. A few moons ago, there were reports that it’s going to roll up on the big screen on 25 January in addition to the posters that bore the same date. But recent reports suggest the dates may get pushed further. It seems to be raining VFX in bollywood with movies like Thugs of Hindostan and … Read More

How Image Engine strategised the VFX content for the Netflix series ‘Lost in Space’
5:00 pm PDT 12/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Lost in Space franchise is again in the news as its season two shooting is underway. Recently the team has announced that they are conducting social media engagement challenge where the winner will win a chance to visit the set and get a glimpse of behind the scenes of Lost in Space Season 2. Lost in Space, an American science fiction Netflix television series, set 30 years in future where colonisation space is the reality. The Robinson family was among the chosen one to … Read More

NY VFX Waala launches its new venture NY DI Waala
4:00 pm PDT 06/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

NY VFX Waala was incorporated in May 2015 , an idea initiated by Bollywood superstar, Ajay Devgn along with leading Indian VFX experts, Naveen Paul and Prasad Vasant Sutar. Within three years, the studio has won 11 awards for VFX including the 64th National Award for Shivaay and Annual Asian Film Award (AFA) for Bajirao Mastani, becoming the only Indian VFX house to have won the AFA award. After a rich experience of creating extraordinary visuals, and providing services for … Read More

#FeatureFriday: VFX – Exploring the prospects of modern wizardry
7:00 pm PDT 02/11/2018 By Parth Kaushik

It’s striking for Indian audience to see numerous Indian names rolling by in the VFX credits of big-ticket Hollywood movies. Quite why the level of VFX sophistication is still not at par with some of the Hollywood projects still sets many of us scratching our heads in curiosity despite India virtually being pegged as the VFX capital of the world in many circles. It becomes imperative to first understand the complexity of the digital world. For instance Red Chillies Entertainment has … Read More

Will VFX erase location shooting forever?
1:30 pm PDT 19/10/2018 By Parth Kaushik

For aesthetic reasons, actors have traveled far yonder- or even particularly marvelous local landscapes, especially for musicals. One can hardly erase from their memories the song and dance sequences of Bollywood movies with actresses dancing in a saree in a snow-clad scenery. A unique sort of romance seems to be blooming between film-makers and visual effects as one would be shocked to know just how many movies over the past decade have made extensive use of VFX and computer-generated locations. … Read More

#FeatureFriday: How the MPC Film team managed to create and re-create animals for ‘Alpha’
6:00 pm PDT 12/10/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Albert Hughes’ Alpha, reveals a prehistoric survival tale of a young hunter Keda who was stranded in the wilderness. The story revolves around- how he survived the harsh and unforgiving wilderness and how he befriended an injured wolf, Alpha, during the last ice age.  The movie has shown the magnificent bond between mankind and an animal, which we have witnessed earlier in the Life of Pi. Elaborating Keda’s survival journey in the wild, the movie has included a lot of wild … Read More