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India gets their first-ever international standard motion capture lab

India gets their first-ever international standard motion capture lab

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Proving its mettle, Famous Studios brought Motion Capture to India. In collaboration with Centroid, UK, Famous Studious have created the city’s first end-to-end Motion Capture Lab, ready to create magic for Indian visual content. The fully-equipped lab is set up at Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, the age-old stronghold for the brand, over decades. The lab was launched, and a walk-through was undertaken by Phil Stilgoe, CEO & Producer, Centroid – UK, Serbia, India. To highlight the real potential, he gave a live demonstration of the implementation of Motion Capture; from the recording of movement to the post-processing output. Commenting on the launch, Phil Stilgoe said, “India is one of the talent lakes in the entertainment sector. Not only is the creativity top-notch, the development o
Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

Animation, Latest News, VFX
The king of the ocean is all set to swim to the Indian shores before the rest of the world. Jason Momoa starrer Aquaman will release a week before the United States. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the release date on Twitter. “Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week before its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil, and #Telugu,” he wrote in a tweet. Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week *before* its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil and #Telugu. pic.twitter.com/c4RWyWPFRK — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 13, 2018 As per the official synopsis, the film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifeti
VFF: Don’t miss the innovative workshop with Terry Notary on Nov 17!

VFF: Don’t miss the innovative workshop with Terry Notary on Nov 17!

Events, Latest News, VFX
For the first time in Eastern Canada, Vaughan International Film Festival (VFF) announced a new and innovative workshop presented by VAPZ on November 17 with Terry Notary. One of the most notable motion capture experts in the world, whose talents have contributed to blockbuster franchises such as The Avengers Infinity War, rebelling as Teen Groot, The Planet of the Apes, hanging as Rocket, and wrestling titans as King Kong in Kong: Skull Island. Terry’s most recent job as movement coach included Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Rampage and Disney’s highly anticipated remake of The Lion King. The event calls out all actors, stunt performers, dancers, directors, and anybody interested in the intricacies of the film industry’s most coveted modern acumen. Check out Terry’s invite here: Th
Avengers 4 to be titled as ‘Avengers Annihilation’: Report

Avengers 4 to be titled as ‘Avengers Annihilation’: Report

Animation, Latest News, VFX
In what could be termed as good news for Marvel fans, speculations are rife that the trailer of the ‘Avengers 4’ film will release by the end of November. The same was confirmed by Critics Choice reporter Erick Weber citing Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that the trailer will drop 'before the end of the year'. Last year, Avengers: Infinity War first trailer was also released by the end of November. Some media reports also leaked the background score and insights into the title of the film. According to a report in MCU Cosmic, the title of the upcoming Avengers film is 'Avengers: Annihilation'. Moreover, the background music for the trailer is a new remixed variation of Dust and Light track titled Nevermore. Composed by Twelve Titans Music, Dust and Light was used in the trailer o
Halloween Special: Decoding the anatomy of Indian Chudail

Halloween Special: Decoding the anatomy of Indian Chudail

Animation, Latest News, VFX
Long nose, white skin, long teeth – that’s the typical characteristics of wizards and ghosts in the global scenario. However, the scene may differ when it comes to Indian diaspora with white sarees, long nails and long black hairs. Unlike Hollywood, the Indian avatar is quite fashionable and glamorous and often wears red backless blouses with makeup always on point. Hilarious but true! With one day to go for Halloween Day, we take a look at some of the special characteristics and different types of Indian chudail: Bhoot, Pret and pisach – all have dominated the Indian television screens. But have you ever wondered what makes them different? Daayans (as described in Ek Thi Daayan and Stree) are beautiful women with long black hair tied in a thick braid and backward-facing feet. A daaya
Will there be a sequel to Aquaman? Let’s find out!

Will there be a sequel to Aquaman? Let’s find out!

Animation, Latest News, VFX
Aquaman is still two months away from its release but already rumours about a sequel are stirring. If the media reports are to be believed, director James Wan and star Jason Momoa indicate so. Speaking to TotalFilm Magazine, Wan said: "There's definitely stories, even within the world we've created, that you can actually see other storylines as well.” Whereas, Momoa revealed to TotalFilm he has already pitched an idea for Aquaman 2. Meanwhile, a new photo from Aquaman has surfaced and it shows King Orm (Patrick Wilson) riding on the back of a sea creature known as a Tylosaur. When previously talking about his character, Wilson was quoted as saying, “He’s kind of an eco-warrior. He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries.”
Event alert: Gaming, animation expo to take place from December 1

Event alert: Gaming, animation expo to take place from December 1

Animation, VFX
The government of Telangana in association with Telangana VFX Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) is conducting ‘India Joy’. The expo is scheduled to take place from December 1 to 6 to celebrate gaming and digital media & Entertainment content in Hyderabad. With 15-plus events, 5,000-plus global visitors, 25,000 footfalls during the week-long celebration, the event will be held in Hitex Exhibition Center and HICC in Hyderabad. Some of the programmes slated under ‘India Joy’ includes India Game Developers Conference, Unite India Indiwood (Film & VFX), International Animation Day, Animation Express, eSports (Blitz), Google Developers Day, India Game Expo – IGX, India Design Summit among others. India Joy is an aggregator platform, bringing together international events in
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is all set to release in India in November

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is all set to release in India in November

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"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is all set to release in India by Warner Bros Pictures on November 16. The sequel to "Fantastic Beasts" will be released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu by Warner Bros Pictures, read a statement to IANS. The J.K. Rowling movie is the second in the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the "Harry Potter" films. The film explores the adventures of "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, essayed by Eddie Redmayne. Dumbledore (Jude Law, as a younger version of the professor played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter films) gives his ex-student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) the address of a safe house in Paris. Newt is tasked with hunting down and killing Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), a tyrant with dark ma...
Aquaman extended trailer: Jason Momoa enthralls audience in classic suit

Aquaman extended trailer: Jason Momoa enthralls audience in classic suit

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Fans went berserk after an extended video for Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, hit on Friday. On Thursday, director James Wan shared a poster and hinted "something" else was coming. A Son of the Land... A King of the Seas... He’s the Protector of the Deep. Something arrives tomorrow. #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/cFsiH0e2jQ — James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 4, 2018 Fans who perhaps were expecting only a short two-minute trailer were gifted with the new footage which runs over five minutes and shows basic story origin, marine action scenes and Jason in classic Aquaman suit for the first time. Watch here: As per the official synopsis, the film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime-one that will not only force
Making of 2.0: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer is all set to be a visual treat!

Making of 2.0: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer is all set to be a visual treat!

Latest News, VFX
While the Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 is going to hit the theatre screens on November 29 this year, Lyca Productions have shared yet another making video that documents the judicious use of VFX. Check it out here: The yet-to-be-released Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s film 2.0 is one of the first India movies to be shot in 3D. At USD 75 million which is roughly Rs 543 crore, 2.0 is costlier than several Hollywood blockbusters like Deadpool, The Nun, Conjuring, X-Men etc. However, there is a common equation in 2.0 and Hollywood biggies such as Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Black Panthers, Ant-Man and The Wasp and even the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. According to the director Shankar, the international VFX company Double Negative which has done