All you want to know about ‘Simmba’s VFX
5:00 pm PDT 25/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Simmba‘s rage has swept over the nation like wild-fire, still going strong into its third week. One of the only successful hits of the year, last year’s crowning glory Simmba cruised its way into the current year too with its long stint on the big screen as fans just can’t get enough of our beloved cop. VFX has played a crucial part in its success. We spoke to the NY VFXWAALA team who informed us about the intricacies of the visual effects involved … Read More

Studio Exceptional Minds staffed by professionals on the autism spectrum has worked on Oscar nominated movies like ‘Black Panther, ‘ First Man’
3:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Exceptional Minds studio staffed by professionals on the autism spectrum started the new year with 44 television shows and 84 movie features to its credit. Among all the movies, three of the five movies are nominated for Oscar 2019 in the visual effects category and two has been nominated for the best picture category also for 2019 Oscar as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A nonprofit initiative with an innovative approach to gainful employment for people with … Read More

VFX Technologies used to create magic on screen
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Did you have a nerve-racking moment while watching Ghost Protocol, when Top Cruise jumped off from the tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa? The thought that Tom Cruise might have climbed the 110th floor jumped off the building might have boggled your mind. The fact is, these stunts were as dangerous as it looks and the funniest part is that the scene was shot on a partial set down at ground level, with CG building extensions as it was impractical to shoot … Read More

Ambivalent CG characters that spooked and melted us at the same time.
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

We can all recall catching ourselves in the vortex of emotions about certain whimsical CG characters who almost set us off in the beginning but ended up winning us over. 1) Dobby – Elves have always been known for nefariousness in the folklore with their amplified facial characteristics and shenanigans. Earlier, Elves evoked feelings of mistrust and wickedness that one would want to street clear of if we ever were pushed down the rabbit hole.     Courtesy of JK Rowling’s … Read More

What to expect from After studio’s next project
6:00 pm PDT 17/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Mental Hai Kya is an upcoming Indian black comedy thriller film starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Amyra Dastur, and Jimmy Shergill. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Prakash Kovelamudi with screenplay by Kanika Dhillon. In a recent conversation with  AnimationXpress, After studio revealed about their role in the VFX aspect of the movie. The movie’s principal photography began on 16 May 2018 in Mumbai and the film finally wrapped up on 9 July 2018 in London.  This will be … Read More

European AVGC sees sharp increase in streaming video consumption
4:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ResearchAndMarkets launched a report of ‘European Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019’ recently. The report states that the total value of the European animation industry was $45.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.2 billion by 2020. The size of European video gaming industry was $19 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach 21.5 billion by 2020. The spend on special effects as a per cent of production cost is about 20-25 per cent. … Read More

Spidey’s adventures to continue as Marvel releases ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer
2:30 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

After Infinity War ended with half of the universe getting wiped out including our beloved Spider-Man, with the snap of the Mad Titan, Marvel has now dropped the first teaser trailer and the first poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The teaser trailer ensures that the adventures of Peter Parker is going to continue! Tom Holland returns as Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! The friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends … Read More

How VFX revolutionised storytelling in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The year 2018 swished myriad brushstrokes on the canvas of the Entertainment Industry in the past year. Ineluctably, motion pictures have gained momentum with VFX being the crucial part of the process. Indian movies over the past year have made use of the art of VFX by varying degrees. It has not escaped the notice of Indian masses that even though Indian VFX scene is purportedly in its first flushes, Indian artists have long been associated with the major International projects … Read More

Marvel reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ “special look” that hints at the hero’s time-travel abilities
5:30 pm PDT 09/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has lately released a new Captain Marvel trailer that the film deserved! Dropped during the College Football Playoff National Championship, Marvel released the newest trailer aka ‘special look’ of Captain Marvel, that gives a closer look at the hero who grapples with her past but seems to be the strongest in MCU. The trailer also finally reveals some of Mar-Vell’s (Jude Law) role mentoring Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who believes she’s Kree like him and not an Earthling, which she … Read More

‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer: Compiled from shots of initial 15 minutes of the film
3:00 pm PDT 07/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Fundamental marketing strategies at studios like Marvel and Disney are going through a steady change as they plan to have a wider outreach plan for Avengers: Endgame. However this time they are not planning to be unsparing about releasing the footage like before. According to Marvel Studio boss Kevin Feige, It is very much possible that fans will only get glimpses of only the first 15 minutes of the movie as longer footage might run the risk of ruining the … Read More

Zee media blazes a trail of initiatives for aspiring students
5:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

As Zee media and Essel Group gear up to launch the first edition of Aesthetics Youth Conclave, a three-day extravaganza specially curated for the students and professionals across the AVGC sector along with other initiatives, We spoke to Essel Group’s Innovation head Mr Sidharth Balakrishna to get exclusive insights about their drive for propelling the AVGC scene through these initiatives.  Can you tell us something about your work at Zee? I am responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, especially pertaining to … Read More

Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with a magical and musical extravaganza
12:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Our favourite nanny is back! And how! Mary Poppins Returns is an overwhelming musical extravaganza with abundance of nostalgia. The film actually takes you back to the time of ‘Great Slump’ and shows the consequences it had on a certain community of people. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns is ready to create a stir with her amazing act and great CGI work, done with grace. Under the supervision of production VFX supervisor Matt Johnson and Luma Pictures, TPO VFX, Framestore … Read More