(Image Representative. Courtesy: Youthopia) Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal and San Francisco. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe's global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company's talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodic, advertising and brands. Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis said, "Throughout my career, I've always felt that it's important to surround myself with the best of the best in their craft. Kevin (Baillie) and the team at Atomic Fiction are exactly that and, with the resources of Deluxe and Method behind them, I'm excited to have an ev...
Indian Contemporary Cinema had become digitally and scientifically advanced and the future prospects of visual effects in Indian Cinema in near future. After the advent of visual and sound effects in movies, the scenario has taken a wide turn in Indian Cinema. Love Story 2050 was considered as a milestone in Indian cinema for its stunning visual effects. Later, Ra-One (2011), Robot (2010) and Krissh 3 (2013) adopted Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and 3D montage techniques, incorporated from various Hollywood movies and took Indian Cinema to a new and different level. The movie game conversion came into existence after the release of Don-2 and Ra-One and Baahubali franchises. The yet-to-be-released Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s film 2.0 is one of the first India movies to be shot in 3D.
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
Netflix has made it a habit to deliver binge worthy content, one after the other. The most recent show which I binged on was the crime-drama-thriller ‘MINDHUNTER’. The show captures the escapades of two FBI agents, back in the late 1970s, who expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. The series premiered on 13th October 2017 with 10 episodes making up Season 1. The compelling 10-episode series unfolds like a theatrical feature, rather than a collection of distinct episodes, making each episode’s end credits leaving you with ‘something is amiss’ kind of feeling rather than a suggestion to stop watching and save it for next time. The story is based on the non-fiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Seri
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
Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and their diploma project BreakingPoint, which was directed by Martin Lapp and produced by Anica Maruhn (live action) and Tobias Gerginov (live action) as well as Francesco Faranna (effects producing), won a VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project" at yesterday's ceremony. Only four days ago, Andreas Feix - who also won yet another VES laurel with his team from MPC Advertising for John Lewis; Buster the Boxer - claimed the Annie Award in the "Best Student Project" category with his diploma film Citipati. BreakingPoint, which already took the honors as "Best Student Project" at SIGGRAPH Asia last December, is an outstanding example of interdisciplinary team work: the short film was realized in cooperation
The Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards was announced last evening IST. The much awaited Oscars will take place of February 26th, 2017. Congratulations to all the nominees in the category of Best Animated Picture, Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Short. Here is the list of nominees: Best Animated Picture Kubo and the Two Strings Directed by Travis Knight Moana Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker My Life as a Zucchini Directed by Claude Barras The Red Turtle Directed by Micheal Dudok de Wit Zootopia Directed by Rich Moore, Byron Howard Best Visual Effects Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Best Animated Short Blind Vaysha Directed by Theo Ushev ...
Leading Design Studios Sarofsky, Perception and SPOV Credit C4D for Inspiring Creation of Main-On-End Titles, Previz for Main Assets, Medical Animations and New Marvel Studios Logo MAXON the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce powerhouse design studios – Sarofksy, Chicago, Perception, New York City and SPOV, London, relied on the versatility of its 3D software solution Cinema 4D as a key content creation tool to shape the mind-bending imagery on display throughout the Disney/Marvel Studios blockbuster, Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange, the latest feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrifi
Bollywood came together to raise a toast to the best in the industry at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017, held on January 14 at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. VFX is the most neglected yet the most important part of the movie and this year Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies bagged the Best Visual Effects honour for "Fan". This award marked the third time Red Chillies VFX winning for the best VFX category. Earlier named as Dreamz Unlimited, later Christened as Red Chillies VFX, the unit handles the special effects of all his home productions and of some other movies as well. The division has won accolades for its work in India and abroad. Don: The Chase Begins Again won European accolades for Best Special Effects in 2006. A year later, Om Shanti Om won best visual effects from Fil
Rising Sun Pictures has been nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature in the Visual Effects Society’s 15th Annual VES Awards. The nomination comes for the studio’s work on the Quicksilver Extraction sequence from the 20th Century Fox film X-Men: Apocalypse. Nominees include Alana Newell and Compositors Jess Burnheim, Andy Peel and Matthew Shaw. “We extend our heartiest congratulations to Alana, Jess, Andy and Matthew on this wonderful honor,” said RSP’s Managing Director Tony Clark. “It’s very rewarding to see their hard work, dedication and creativity recognized by their industry peers. It inspires us to continue to produce excellence.” Winners will be announced February 7 in Los Angeles where members of the RSP team will be in attendance. In the Extraction sequenc