April 2, 2013 2 Comments
April 2, 2013 2 Comments
March 26, 2013 Leave a comment
Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’, a visually stunning 3D tale of an Indian boy adrift in the ocean for months with a Bengal tiger, won critical and commercial acclaim across the board. The film received several accolades including 4 wins at the 85th Academy Awards which included Best Director, Original Score, Cinematography and Visual Effects. While several feel that the film truly deserves all the honors there are some who think otherwise, primarily for the best cinematography.
This has sparked off a debate amongst the film fraternity on whether ‘Life of Pi‘ actually deserved the Oscar for Best Cinematography when it largely is a film driven by visual effects. There is also a section which feels that the acceptance speech of the Life of Pi Visual Effects Team winners, who spoke about the threat facing the VFX industry, was blatantly cut off to suppress larger issues.
The debate has also found voice amongst Indian filmmakers. Pandolin spoke to two such renowned artists, CinematographerRavi K Chandran and Visual Effects Designer V.Srinivas Mohan on their thoughts on this issue. Their valuable opinions present two interesting sides to this debate.
“Our government still sees us as technicians and are not providing good education, good provisions for local films, local creations. They still depend on people from abroad,” V. Srinivas Mohan
For example, almost 80 per cent of the animation content that we see on Cartoon Network is from abroad. If the government uses some kind of a clause that states that every day each channel should air atleast 30 minutes of content created by Indian companies, it will help in a big way. This is one of the ideas I thought of. They rely on content from abroad mainly because the content there is very cheap. But we have a lot of good talent that the channels can use. The Government needs to recognize our talent instead of outsourcing the job. We have outsourced a lot, have good knowledge of how Hollywood works, now India should focus on its artists here and provide good facilities, reduce taxes, give subsidies to local animation films etc.”
Continue……. Full article @ http://pandolin.com/deserving-or-not-the-debate-on-life-of-pis-oscar/
March 5, 2013 Leave a comment
Thanks to the jury for selecting Maattrraan for Special Jury Award.
Thanks again to Director K.V Anand, Actor Surya, Dop Soundhar, Editor Antony, Make-up Banu, Art director Rageevan and producers of AGS for great support. Thanks to Paul debevec, his team and Hao li for technical support.
Special thanks to entire team of Vensat, EFX, Firefly, Gemini, Pixon, Whitelotus, DDP, Image metrics and Indian Artists. Thanks to entire film crew.
March 2, 2013 2 Comments
February 27, 2013 6 Comments
Excellence in Media & Entertainment (EME award 2013)
Thanks to the jury for selecting “Maattrraan”
Thanks again to Director K.V Anand, Actor Surya, Dop Soundhar, Editor Antony, Make-up Banu, Art director Rageevan and producers of AGS for great support. Thanks to Paul debevec, his team and Hao li for technical support. Special thanks to my entire VFX artists team.
January 31, 2013 Leave a comment
I’m extremely happy to share the news that Maattrraan Vfx article published in world’s top visual effects site FXGuide
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Thanks to K.V Anand, Surya, Soundhar, Antony, Banu, Rageevan and producers of AGS for great support. Special thanks to my entire vfx team.
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