The Foundry, a leading global creative software developer in collaboration with local distributor ARK Infosolutions has concluded its fourth edition of “The Foundry Road Show India 2016” in Chennai.
The annual Indian Roadshow provides a medium for The Foundry to connect with the local talent in major VFX hubs of India; Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Each year The Foundry brings an international artist to showcase their work on a box office film, as well as two to three local studios who have recently produced Hollywood and Bollywood-style motion pictures using The Foundry’s software. This year, The Foundry had seen an influx of participation for this event in all 3 cities; Mumbai: 670 visitors, Hyderabad: 362 visitors and Chennai: 390 visitors.
“India has a huge engine for VFX and post production and has been growing for a number of years. Through our roadshow, we aim to bring international artists together with local studios to learn from and inspire each other,” comments The Foundry, head of sales – EMEA, Tom Rockhill. “This year’s roadshow was indeed a fantastic event as we had showcased some of the best VX scenes from movies like The Jungle Book and The Martian. We were also really excited to show an exclusive behind the scenes look at Baahubali! For next year, we can only expect bigger and better things in India.”
Prominent VFX artists who attended the event were; Suzanne Jandu – Lead Compositor at MPC, who worked on visual effects for the movies like Harry Potter, Troy and more recently on The Jungle Book and The Martian. Arka Media, VFX supervisor, Srinivas Mohan, who worked on Blockbuster movie – Baahubali, Enthiran – The Robot and Sivaji – The Boss.
Suzanne Jandu said, “I’m always impressed when I see the quality of work that comes from our Indian office in Bengaluru. Being in India with The Foundry has been a dream come true. It has enabled me to meet a lot of the local artists who are working on some fantastic new projects using NUKE and CARA VR which is truly inspiring stuff.”
“It becomes a challenging task for us to re-create and meet the global standards on VFX on an Indian budget, as our Indian audiences are used to watching photo-realistic effects in Hollywood films. By using Nuke – highly advanced software helps you to provide outcome at a different level, nothing less than the scale of any Hollywood film and we have seen that in the movie – Baahubali,” added Srinivas Mohan.