5 romantic moments of Indian cinema made possible by VFX

Visual effects have become a significant part of Indian cinema when it comes to bringing some of the most challenging shots to life: be it in the action, adventure, fantasy, thriller or horror genres. However, this Valentine’s Day, we have compiled a list of movie shots that have helped bring the romantic scenes on screen.

Strong romantic / dreamy scenes have been a tradition of the Indian cinema since conception. Be it ‘already in love’, ‘falling in love’ or ‘fantasising about love’, dreams always come to life with the aid of ground-breaking work done by the VFX teams: be it the creation of astounding locations or alluring sceneries with brilliant lighting and vivid colours.

For all the romanticists out there, AnimationXpress has collated some of the best romantic VFX moments from the Indian cinema.

Baahubali

Director: S. S. Rajamouli
VFX Studio: Makuta

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Baahubali: The Beginning

Whether it is the emerald blue butterflies fluttering on Tamannaah’s back, Prabhas jumping from one massive rock to the other, water gushing down the river creating a gigantic waterfall, thick and luscious forests with varied foliage or the chasing sequence in moonlight, the VFX created for this number compliments the romantic mood of the ‘Dheevara’ song. Few songs are a visual treat as this one.

Befikre

Director: Aditya Chopra
VFX Studio: yFX

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Befikre

Notorious. Flirtatious. Brazen. This “kind of” romantic film ends with Vani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh kissing passionately while falling off a cliff. But do they really? VFX fabricates the scene from the top of the cliff, showing off the beautiful view of the ocean.

Shivaay

Director: Ajay Devgn
VFX Studio: NY VFXWAALA

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Shivaay

Imagine making love in a tent, with only light flickering from a single lamp, on a chilling night amidst snow-covered mountains. This dreamlike sequence was made possible through the aide of visual effects by NY VFXWAALA.

Sanam Re

Director: Divya Khosla Kumar
VFX Studio: Pixel D

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Sanam Re

Love sequences in snow have remained a trend since the past few years. Somehow, the freezing cold and the warmth of love always seem appealing on-screen. Both was made possible by Pixel D as it recreated and added snow in the otherwise green scenery in the background. There’s a contrast in this classic romantic shot of silhouette against the bright background for the film Sanam Re.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Director: Sooraj Barjatya
VFX Studio: NY VFXWAALA

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Be it the enormous fortress for the set or the double role for Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor- visual effects sums it up for this song in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Wishing everyone Happy Valentine’s Day!

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‘Fast and Furious’ producer Neal Moritz to adapt comic ‘Talent’ into a feature film

Fast and Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz is all set to adapt the comic thriller ‘Talent’ into a full-fledged movie in association with Boom! Studios.

The comic’s story tells the tale of a professor who becomes the sole survivor of a plane crash and eventually comes to discover that he has been infused with the abilities of each and everyone who died in the crash. As he comes in terms and learns his new abilities, he is relentlessly pursued by the members of a shadowy clan and he must evade them to survive.

The original project was created and written by Tom Sniegoski (Fallen) and Christopher Golden (Baltimore) and and illustrated by Paul Azaceta (Outcast).

Moritz and Original Films banner has picked up Talent and producing with Moritz will be Toby Jaffe from Original. From Boom!’s side, its CEO and founder Ross Richie and president of development, Stephen Christy. Boom!, VP, Adam Yoelin will be taking up the role of executive producer.

Nothing regarding casting or dates has been revealed for the movie.

Moritz’ last project was Passengers and he also acted as a producer for The Fate of the Furious, the latest addition to the Fast and Furious franchise.

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A Page from ‘Talent’ comic

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Fired Up

Sigrid og Viktor oppdaget noe rart på isen. Nå hylles de som helter


REDNINGSAKSJON: Viktor Johannesen og Sigrid Sjösteen satt og spiste lunsj da de oppdaget noe rart på isen. Det viste seg at en elg hadde gått gjennom isen. Dermed startet de på en lang og krevende redningsaksjon. Video: Viktor Johannessen og
Sigrid Sjösteen / ViralHog.com

Pot Sasquatch in the News [New] [Funny]


Full video here (with the fall included) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sffr8Um6rLw
While you may have heard of Sasquatch, the large and hairy humanoid creature that walks on its hind legs, a new breed of Bigfoot has been discovered in Western Massachusetts: Pot Sasquatch.

A person dressed as a ginormous nugget of weed had a great time trolling WWLP meteorologist Jennifer Pagliei during her coverage of the winter storm which plowed through the northeastern United States on Thursday. Just as Pagliei started to deliver her live update, the Pot Sasquatch creeped into the shot, surprising her when she turned around to show off the snowfall.

140. Sight & Sound Film Poll: Nicole Brenez on La Hora de los Hornos / The Hour of the Furnaces


Video Essay Catalog No. 140 by Kevin B. Lee. Originally published June 19 2012 on Indiewire Press Play. Press Play presents Sight and Sound Film Poll: Critics’ Picks, a series of video essays featuring prominent film critics on films they selected for Sight and Sound magazine’s poll of the greatest films of all time.

137. Interface 2.0


Video Essay Catalog No. 137 by Kevin B. Lee. Originally published Interface 2.0 is a short video essay that I produced for this issue of Frames. It engages with Harun Farocki’s 1995 short Schnittstelle (Interface). Schnittstelle was originally a two-screen installation made for the Lille Museum of Modern Art, and later adapted into a single channel video combining the two screens. In Schnittstelle, Farocki depicts his editing practices and reflects on the differences between working with film and video, as well as found footage and newly filmed material. This video essay is not intended as a finished work, but an initial engagement with Farocki and his work. It takes Farocki’s work as a model, as a way to engage with, re-enact, and critically interrogate the original, within the context of the current proliferation and practice of online video essays and videographic film studies.

136. Gay Secrets of the Classic Hollywood Closet


Video Essay Catalog No. 136 by Kevin B. Lee. Originally published June 7 2012 on Fandor.

A True Story – Deb process


This is the process video of Deb, one of the 6 films from ‘A True Story’, an animated series commissioned by The Atlantic & Allstate. Here is list of applications that we used: Photoshop CC Illustrator CC Animate CC After Effects CC Maxon Cinema 4D Check the original film here: https://vimeo.com/189337356 Music by Aimar Molero

27 February 1952 commercial for Longines watches


A partly live, partly filmed commercial for Longines watches, which aired on CBS on 27 February 1952. I’m just amazed we can watch commercials from over 60 years ago. If you wish to see the entire program, click here:
https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.95736