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Exodus: Gods and Kings – VFX breakdown

The biblical story of Moses & his journey to Mount Sinai, where he receives the Ten Commandments, has long been an inspiration for story tellers. The latest in the line of interpreters is Ridley Scott with his Exodus: Gods and Kings. Although the film ran into controversies before release due to the liberties taken by Scott & Christian Bale (in the role of Moses), the grand visual spectacle was enough to silence critiques once the movie released. Striking special effects & cinematography were utilised to tell the fascinating story of Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) & leads the Hebrews to Mount Sinai. In this blog we take you behind the scenes & bring you a VFX breakdown of the grand spectacle. Parting of the Red Sea For those who have seen the previous versions of the story, the parting of the Red Sea

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Big Six

Published on December 22, 2014, by in Animation, Graphics, VFX.

Hollywood has long been ruled by the studio system. The studio system includes a selected number of ‘major’ studios who engage in film production & distribution. They release a substantial number of films every year & earn a major share of box office revenues. With significant changes marking the turning points in Hollywood, the frontrunners become the ‘big’ studios. The current ‘Big Six’ came into being from 1990 to 1995, when Hollywood became more of a conglomerate than a mere film production & distribution unit. The ‘Big Six’ collectively command approximately 80 – 85 percent of US & Canadian box office revenue. These ‘Big Six’ are: 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures & Walt Disney Pictures. Of these, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures were part of the original ‘Big Five’ who operated during the Golden Age of Hollywood (late 1920s to mid-1940s).

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Top 14 VFX use in films of 2014

Published on December 12, 2014, by in VFX.

VFX, sound effects & technological enhancements have become an integral part of film making. With every passing success, directors are becoming more bold & experimental in using these techniques to bring their imagination to screen. As the year comes to a close, we take a look at 2014’s best VFX use in both Hollywood & Bollywood. Captain America: The Winter Soldier The movie starts from where The Avengers ended. Captain America teams up with other agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to uncover a series of plots & conspiracies to fight the enemies. And the VFX team lived up to the expectations. The movie used more than 2500 VFX shots. This work was broken down between a host of VFX houses such as ILM, Scanline, Trixter, Rise & Luma. Digital doubles were also used in order to build detailed images. Photo shoots & digital scans were done with the lead actors in full

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Top games of 2014

Published on December 10, 2014, by in Gaming.

Gaming is no longer just a hobby or mode of relaxation. It is a specialised field of career that gives creative people the opportunity to earn through their passion. Easy access to the internet has made computer & mobile gaming interesting & challenging. In this post we take a look at top games that ruled 2014.  Most of guys prefer to play games on their gaming laptops. So, we have decided to listed top games of 2014. FIFA 15 (PC game) Recently launched & developed by EA Sports, this is one of the best multiplayer online games that has lived up to expectations. Its new feature of real-life player reaction has made it a hit with gamers. The commentary has been tuned to be authentic & teams can adjust tactics midway as per the match situation. All in all, it makes you feel as if you are on the field.

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Job profiles in design

Published on December 5, 2014, by in Career Guidance, Graphics.

Many a times we have come across aspirants asking us questions like “what is the difference between a creative director and art director?” or “what does a web designer do as opposed to a graphic designer?”. The design industry has followed an exponential growth in the past few decades and an army of talent serves to fuel this industry. That is why we have dedicated this post to the numerous and varied job profiles in the world of design. Creative/ Design Director The Creative/ Design director has The overall responsibility of overseeing the development of graphic/ print/ web design. S/he is the creative head of the design firm or advertising agency. S/he directs the theme and overall tone of the project that is to be carried out.   Art Director The art director sets in motion the overall tone and conceptual direction for the project. The art director communicates the

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Job profiles in VFX

Published on December 3, 2014, by in VFX.

Do you find yourself saying “that’s a cool special effect” while watching a movie, TV show or commercial? If yes, then the VFX team has not done their job well. The best visual effects are the ones that cannot be separated from the live action shot. Wide networks of people are involved in creating spellbinding visual effects. In this post, we will discuss some of the job profiles in the visual effects industry. VFX director The VFX director has the overall responsibility to manage the project schedule. The VFX director will monitor the activities of the production team over the entire duration of the project. They will take into account the expenses, employee management and the marketing of the project. Roto artists If you’ve ever tried to crop and put the head of a celebrity on someone else’s body, you will understand the job of a roto artist. They are

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