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Indie filmmakers Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma come up with the brilliant  The Ningyo

Indie filmmakers Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma come up with the brilliant The Ningyo

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Indie filmmakers are frequently forced to use anything and everything they can get their hands on in order to realize their vision, but artist couple Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma have taken that concept further than most. Relying on VFX skills the duo earned through years of working on big budget Hollywood films, the pair turned their home into a movie set. Three years later, the result is The Ningyo, an award-winning short film that has attracted the attention of some of Hollywood’s biggest players. Set in 1911, The Ningyo follows a professor who specializes in cryptozoology, the search for mythological creatures. The title stems from a Japanese myth about a fish-like creature known as the ningyo that can curse a person with immortality. When a map leading to one is discovered, it sets o
Visual Effects Society (VES) set to organise Christmas Party on 16th December to celebrate the formation of India chapter

Visual Effects Society (VES) set to organise Christmas Party on 16th December to celebrate the formation of India chapter

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To celebrate the formation of the India chapter of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the VES has organised an event on 16th December at the Redchillies.VFX Studio. With the formation of the India chapter, the VES plans to honor and identify the best talent India has to offer. This section will celebrate international and regional films with equal importance. The VES is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry's only organisation that represents the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. The Society has over 3,400 members in more than 35 countries worldwide contribute in all areas of entertainment like film, television,
Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera shares his wonderful experience at the Mumbai based post-production company

Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera shares his wonderful experience at the Mumbai based post-production company

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Mumbai based post-production company Nube Studio is just two years old and has achieved a lot in a short period of time! The fast-growing studio specializes in high-end colour grading,CG/VFX for commercials, advertisements,feature films, TV series and music videos. Nube has also collaborated with groundbreaking filmmakers, directors, advertising agencies, broadcasters, production and post houses for bringing their ideas to life. The studio which opened since June of 2015 already boasts of an impressive 3000+ TVC’s, with a superb client register. In recent developments, Serbian colourist Nikola Mrdalj joined office. Also, few months back Turkish colourist Metin Okutay had joined here. Animation Digital Digest spoke to Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera who is also a pass out from
Indywood Film Carnival 2017 awards achievers from India in VFX, animation and postproduction

Indywood Film Carnival 2017 awards achievers from India in VFX, animation and postproduction

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Indywood Film Carnival (IFC) recently awarded achievers from the AVGC industry at an event held at Ramoji Film City from 1-4 December 2017. Technology award was  conducted at IFC to honour top production, post production and animation studios in the country. Lensmen K K Senthil Kumar and Ravi Varman were honoured in the cinematography category while national award winner Sajith Koyeri was bestowed with award for best Sound design In the VFX section, Pete Draper was honored with award for best VFX person and NY VFXwaala was awarded with Best CGI VFX Service Provider. Renowned film production designer, Sabu Cyril and Action director, Peter Hein also conducted interesting workshop during the event. Indywood Film Carnival also honoured top trade achievers with International trade awards. T
Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association kickstarts; It will cement the industry feels TVAGA President Rajiv Chilaka

Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association kickstarts; It will cement the industry feels TVAGA President Rajiv Chilaka

Animation, Gaming, Latest News, VFX
Another landmark for the AVGC industry! Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association(TVAGA) was officially launched by Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, Telangana. This happened during the Global Animation Day felicitation event on 2 December 2017 at Indywood film carnival, Ramoji Film City. Jayesh feels that the Telangana Govt has always been proactive in providing schemes that can take the industry to the next level, but an association like TVAGA was much needed to execute those plans in the right way. After Karnataka launched the new AVGC policy(2017-2022) recently for development of the AVGC industry, Telangana is another southern state which has taken steps in this direction. “TVAGA will take the responsibility of skill development, infrastruc
Rodeo FX wins HPA award I outstanding visual effects

Rodeo FX wins HPA award I outstanding visual effects

VFX
Montreal-based visual effects studio Rodeo FX has been named winner of this year’s Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Award in the Outstanding Visual Effects (Television) category for its work on the fourth and final season of the Black Sails TV series. The HPA recognized Rodeo FX for its work on the season 4 premiere, episode XXIX. The work delivered by Rodeo FX includes the creation of a breathtaking full CG environment of 18th-century Nassau, ocean and water effects, ships, cannons and bullets blasting. “The final season started with a bang, literally. Our team had an amazing challenge with the epic battle shots, and as dramatic as it is to watch on screen, it was just as exciting to work on behind the scenes,” said Martin Lipmann, VFX supervisor at Rodeo FX and award recipient.
NYVFXWAALA bags the best CG and VFX service provider award at Indywood Film Carnival

NYVFXWAALA bags the best CG and VFX service provider award at Indywood Film Carnival

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Mumbai based VFX Studio NYVFXWAALA recently bagged the best CG and VFX service provider award at Indywood Film Carnival 2017 held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Naveen Paul, who is the Co-founder and the VFX creative head of NYVFXWAALA collected the prize at the event.The Mumbai based studio has also recently released the VFX breakdown reel of its film ‘Jagga Jasoos’ which had some amazing VFX in it. NYVFXWAALA Co-founder Prasad Suttar has also been an important part of the VFX studio’s journey. He had recently posted about NY shifting to a new and a bigger office soon in his LinkedIn profile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pf3qFpXq1g&feature=youtu.be The film had some awesome scenic views, an ostrich chase scene, and many of the foreign scenic location speak of the amazing wo
An Exclusive interview with Serbian Colourist Nikola Mrdalj who has joined Mumbai based Nube Studio

An Exclusive interview with Serbian Colourist Nikola Mrdalj who has joined Mumbai based Nube Studio

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Mumbai based Nube Studio which is known for having international colourists on board is in news again for the same reason. The last one to enter the gates of the post-production company located at Khar was Turkish colourist Metin Okutay. And now Serbian Colourist Nikola Mrdalj  has recently joined Nube Studio. Nikola has worked as a colorist for the past 6 years. He started at Media Plus, where he was mentored by one of the best colourists in region and worldwide. Nikola has worked in more than 500 TV commercials, feature films, TV series and music videos. His interest in photography started in 2003 which led him to apply to the Belgrade's film academy, cinematography class, in 2006, where he graduated. From that moment on, Nikola has worked as a DoP on several short films, among which

Academy narrows on the list of contenders for visual effects award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed on the contenders of the Visual Effects Oscar nominations to 20. They range from blockbusters and would-be blockbusters to specialty fare and two films that haven’t released yet. The list includes seven of the year’s 10 biggest domestic grossers including the top four Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming. Then the list is peppered with others such huge-grossing films as Thor: Ragnarok and Logan besides big-budget underperformers Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Alien: Covenant, Ghost in the Shell and specialty pics The Shape of Water and Okja. The shortlist also features a pair of films that have yet to be released: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 18) and
Rodeo FX named winner of Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) award

Rodeo FX named winner of Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) award

VFX
Montreal-based visual effects studio Rodeo FX has been named winner of this year’s Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Award in the outstanding visual effects – Television category for its work on the fourth and final season of the Black Sails TV series.   The HPA recognized Rodeo FX for its work on the season 4 premiere, episode XXIX. The work delivered by Rodeo FX includes the creation of a breathtaking full CG environment of 18th-century Nassau, ocean and water effects, ships, cannons and bullets blasting. “The final season started with a bang, literally. Our team had an amazing challenge with the epic battle shots, and as dramatic as it is to watch on screen, it was just as exciting to work on behind the scenes,” said Martin Lipmann, VFX supervisor at Rodeo FX and award