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 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
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
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
. 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.'
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
To the great expectations, the trailer of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus 'Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion' has been finally released. And believe us, the trailer will leave you in awe. The film is one of the most anticipated releases of the year and this two-minute-twenty-seconds long trailer is wonderful to say the least. It piques the curiosity of the audience and makes the fans of the franchise eager to watch more of the film. The VFX shown in the trailer are mind blowing and are a notch above the first installment of the film. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati steal the show with their epic action sequences. Like the first edition, the audience can expect some high voltage drama in the second part of this highly successful franchise. The posters of the film that were released sometime...
Based in the heart of the Andheri, known as the showbiz district of Mumbai, redchillies.vfx is a Shah Rukh Khan-owned and operated post production studio specializing in visual effects for feature films & commercials. In the short span of 2 years, the outfit has established itself as one of India's top visual effect studios. Its film portfolio includes several Bollywood films, and we have won a few awards along the way. The studio’s state-of-the-art facilities are taking giant strides at bringing dramatic changes to the industry. The new 10,000 sq. ft. studio facility has some of the best talent & equipment in the country. The unit has been planned keeping in view the present and future needs of the industry. Its unique proprietary production pipeline allows us to handle severa
FX School has revealed that it is now Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre. Unity is the world’s leading game engine with a greater than 50 per cent market share. It has been used to design popular games such as Assassin’s Creed, Temple Run and Angry Birds. Unity Authorised Training and Certification Partners are authorised to offer training courses and Unity Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. There are only 22 of them worldwide and FX School now joins this select group of training partners. “We’re committed to supporting the development of innovative content creators in the ever expanding digital marketplace. The Unity Developer Certification sets an industry standard that will transfer a student’s passion for games into a successfu
In the heart of the Maximum city and the showbiz district of India, Red Chillies.Vfx team has carved a beautiful niche for themselves in the Bollywood Industry. Their work speaks for itself and each time they surpass the level of excellence in the VFX Industry. Having worked on groundbreaking visual effects for movies like Ra.One and Krrish 3 the company continues to push the envelope with each project and cement its reputation for cutting edge visual effects with its repertoire of work. In a tête-à-tête with VFX Supervisor on Raees, Ronak Sanghadia tells Animation Digital Digest’s Leo Oommen about the tremendous work behind making the Bollywood’s 200 crore club hit movie Raees and also about receiving the Best VFX award at Filmfare. Please tell us about yourself and your professiona