Visual effects design changed in digital era: Srinivas Mohan

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Visual effects designing was not a product of digital era but had been used in film industry for decades in different forms and techniques, award winning designer V Srinivas Mohan said here today.

“Visual effects is not a new thing. It had been used in different ways in many movies decades before. We had once done such effects manually, but now we do it digitally,” he said during a seminar on “The Magic of VEX film Making”, organised by the Animation, Infotainment and Media School (AIMS) here.

“Everything is overall the same at the concept level. Only medium and techniques have changed,” he said.

Mohan, who has been in the industry for the last 15 years, is the brain behind the much acclaimed visual effects in blockbuster movies like “Endhiran, the Robot” and “Shivaji”.  He also won a number of recognitions including the National Awards for the Rajnikath-starrer movies.

Elaborating on the technical details of the visual effects, he said every visual designer is like a music composer or magician who creates an entirely novel thing using a handful of tools and techniques. A successful visual effects designer would know every detail of film making including the characterisation and background of the story, he said.

“Just doing your job or applying theories correctly would not help anybody to become a good visual designer. Otherwise, he has to observe and try to know every aspect of cinema like a director,” Mohan added.

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