VFX

Drishyam VFX sets up base in Hyderabad

Drishyam VFX sets up base in Hyderabad

VFX
Drishyam VFX, part of Drishyam Films, headquartered in Mumbai is moving to greener pastures. The country's premiere and most trusted VFX company has expanded its presence in Hyderabad to open doors for new and better business avenues. Commented Rajeev Kumar, COO, Drishyam Studios,  “Drishyam VFX, in the last one year, has grown in leaps and bounds. As part of our expansion plans, we will soon set up a full-fledged business centre in Hyderabad. After Bollywood, we aim to strengthen roots down south as well.” With the number of south Indian filmmakers integrating VFX in their flms and after the success of Baahubali, there’s a definite fillip in terms of business opportunities down South. Today,the South Indian film industry holds a lion’s share pertaining to film business and the busin
Jon Cowley on FuseFX board as Sr.VFX supervisor

Jon Cowley on FuseFX board as Sr.VFX supervisor

VFX
FuseFX has taken on board Jon Cowley as Head of Production and Senior VFX supervisor at its production facility in Vancouver. The industry veteran with 18-year visual effects experience will oversee production activity at the facility lead its team of VFX Supervisors on projects including the television series Zoo and Mist. “We are very excited to bring Jon Cowley on board as our new Head of Production and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor in Vancouver,” said FuseFX President David Altenau. “He will be working closely with Executive Producer Wendy Lanning to lead the office and continue to improve and grow the studio,” he added. Along with him, Cowley brings intense experience as a manager, supervisor and artist with credits including blockbusters namely Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, The G
VFX breakdown of Bahubali 2 -The conclusion

VFX breakdown of Bahubali 2 -The conclusion

Headlines, VFX
With Bahubali 2 –The Conclusion, director S S Rajamouli has successfully brought to life the Mahishmati kingdom in the minds of the movie-going audience. For that, he used as many as 33 VFX studios worldwide to deliver this magnificent piece of art. The studios worked for about 15 months on the post-production of the concluding part. While the VFX work was predominantly carried out in India with studios in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, about 10 additional International studios were also hired from Ukraine, Iran, USA and UK to complete the enormous task. To conclude, while Arka Entertainment's Bahubali -The Beginning had emerged to be an underdog in 2014, Bahubali: The Conclusion stands to be the most anticipated film of 2017. Watch our YouTube channel to get the taste of
Cheryl Boone Isaacs to take part in keynote interview at FMX 2017

Cheryl Boone Isaacs to take part in keynote interview at FMX 2017

VFX
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that hosts the annual Oscars ceremony, will be participating in a keynote interview at FMX 2017. FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. Her participation in FMX is of great importance since the lady has been instrumental in moving the Academy, as well as the movie industry at large, in the direction of greater inclusion. Isaacs, who was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013, is a longtime film marketing and public relations executive with a history of successful publicity campaigns for award-winning film classics. Cheryl started her career on the Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Thi
First collaboration of China and Spain film industry announced

First collaboration of China and Spain film industry announced

VFX
  The first collaboration of the Chinese and Spanish film industry was announced at the ongoing Beijing International Film Festival. The film Dragonkeeper, based on the popular fantasy novel by Carole Wilkinson is a CG animated family feature. The Dragonkeeper is set in a magic-suffused China during the Han Dynasty and follows a slave girl named Ping who becomes a true Dragonkeeper by helping the last imperial dragon on its quest across China to bring a dragon egg to the coast where it can hatch. In this story, a girl who didn’t even believe herself worthy of a name finds the strength and courage to undertake a perilous yet crucial journey. Thrilled at the announcement, Wilkinson said,“I am thrilled that Dragonkeeper is being made into a movie and I’m especially pleased that the
Foundry to unveil 1st public previews of Nuke 11.0 and Elara at NAB 2017

Foundry to unveil 1st public previews of Nuke 11.0 and Elara at NAB 2017

VFX
Foundry will unveil the first public previews of Nuke 11.0 and Elara, a new service for post-production in the cloud at NAB 2017. A live streamed event will give Foundry fans the full scoop along with the latest news on their ongoing partnership with Lytro Cinema. The event will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall on April 24.  In open beta starting April 2017, Nuke 11.0 will be the next major release of the industry’s leading compositor. Focusing on collaboration and performance, Nuke 11.0 introduces exciting features to the Nuke family including Live Groups, Lens Distortion improvements, and Timeline Disk Caching, as well as a huge update to the latest industry standards via the VFX Reference Platform 2017. Daily demos will be available in the AMD (SL2424) and HP bo
Nikhil Sinha opens Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation Institute in Ahmedabad

Nikhil Sinha opens Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation Institute in Ahmedabad

VFX
Who doesn’t know Nikhil Sinha in the VFX industry? It is he and his partner Hardik Gajjar whose company VertoxWorld have been involved in Visual Effects in shows such as Devon ke Dev Mahadev, Mahakumbh, Chandra Nandini and Siya Ke Ram. Now, with the aim of upscaling the VFX standard in India, Nikhil has opened Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation Institute. The Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation will be located in Ahmedabad where students can enrol in the course with a lot of practice on projects. “We have done a study and realised that, in cities like Mumbai and Delhi, there are plenty of learning opportunities, but in places like Ahmedabad, the institutes are not so well-equipped. This is why I wanted to start from there and later will expand to other cities in
Redchillies.Color proud to be associated with National award winner Marathi film Adnyat

Redchillies.Color proud to be associated with National award winner Marathi film Adnyat

VFX
Recently, the winners of the 64th edition of our National Film Awards were announced when several renowned artistes and craftsmen from the world of Indian cinema were honoured for their work in films in the year gone by. Among the winners, a Marathi short film Adnyat bagged the accolade for best cinematography in the non-feature film category. The near 17 minutes short feature deals with the poignant topic of religion through its protagonist. Touching the subject, director Santosh Davakhar describing the plot of the story says, “Adnyat is a touching portrayal of an 8-year old boy as the protagonist who is unaware of his own religion and go.He sets out on a journey to borrow religious customs and traditions to discover himself. Through this film we presented a silent soulful story, with r
Shah Rukh Khan inaugurates new VFX facility of Red Chillies Entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan inaugurates new VFX facility of Red Chillies Entertainment

VFX
. 30th March marked a red letter day for Red Chillies VFX. And it was on this very day its new VFX unit of Red Chillies Entertainment was inaugurated by none other than its owner Shah Rukh Khan. Soon after the event, the 51-year-old actor took to Twitter where he announced that he was present at the inauguration of a new VFX unit of his production house Red Chillies Entertainment. "25 years in Mumbai, which have given me my life. For the first time at the opening of RC VFX new office. I felt, I must have done something right," the renowned actor tweeted. Tweeted VFX heads of Red Chillies, Keitan Yadav and Harry Hingorani, ‘1 April marked #11years of rcvfx family & we had the ceremonious cake cutting ceremony.'    
Redchllies VFX team laps up FICCI BAF award for ‘Best  VFX’ in FAN

Redchllies VFX team laps up FICCI BAF award for ‘Best VFX’ in FAN

VFX
After bagging the coveted Filmfare award recently, the Redchillies VFX team has added yet another feather to its hat. The studio was awarded the FICCI BAF Award for ‘Best VFX’ in the Indian Film Category for ‘FAN’. Earlier, the team won many hearts for its work in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer FAN which released in 2016. Accepting the award, Redchillies VFX chief operating officer Keitan Yadav said, “I take this opportunity to thank the FICCI FRAMES BAF Awards Jury and the fabulous team back at Redchillies VFX. Over 300 in-house VFX artists contributed towards the movie for nearly 15 months and ensured the movie was delivered. And finally I would like to once again thank FICCI for the appreciation and recognition.” The Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards was launched in 2004 by the Federatio