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Acting schools will soon train students for VFX shots: Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput tasted huge success when his last release, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, fared well at package workplace. While various innovations were utilized to reveal Sushant as Dhoni on video of his important matches, the actor says filming in front of a green screen was one of the most important techniques used in the film. He feels that the training for acting before green screens will quickly be part of the curriculum at acting schools. Discussing the innovation used to replicate his face over Dhoni’s during important sequences, Sushant states, “Face replacement isn’t too tough. You have to rest on a chair and keep in mind 10 various expressions that have actually to be provided for a single shot. It is an entirely different art. What you saw in the movie is not deal with replacement. It is in fact body replacement.”

And while Sushant has actually been accepting compliments happily, he describes, “Body replacement is very hard, as you have to match your whole body language [with that of the character] I really played all those shots, and did wicket-keeping too. If people think it’s just deal with replacement, I take it as a compliment, since that means I have actually done a great task. There are couple of shots where I am holding Sachin (Tendulkar) and Yuvraj (Singh) is jumping on me– just those are face replacements. We have actually just begun doing this in Bollywood, so people will gradually understand the distinction. Soon, all acting schools will have a different topic, as part of which students will be taught ways to act in front of a green screen.”

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Indie Music Film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

Michael C. Perry at ACTION on FILM

PASADENA, Calif., Sep 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

This lushly animated film follows the romantic complications of two musicians as their troubles unfold against the rain-slicked streets of San Francisco. Inspired by a chance meeting in a hotel lobby that stirred up one of Perry’s favorite lines from Hemingway’s classic “A Moveable Feast” — “She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow’s wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek” — the film captures the spirit of San Francisco as seen through Perry’s eyes that day: wet, ephemeral and very much alive.

Famed UK music journalist Alex Faulkner has compared Jour Majesty’s music to the “rootsy Americana” of The Band as well as more modern artists, such as Ryan Adams.

The organic result of Perry’s successful commercial career in film, animation and audio engineering, combined with his band Jour Majesty’s many recent successes, “Empty Box of Wine” sparks a captivating conversation about the fleeting infatuations that compose the days, months and years of our lives.

The Action on Film International Film Festival ran September 2 through the 9th; screenings were held at the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 & LFX. The black tie awards dinner was held on Saturday, September 10 at the Westin Hotel Pasadena.

More information is available online at http://www.emptyboxofwine.com and http://www.aoffest.com.

About the Filmmaker:
Michael C. Perry is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and musician; currently he is the lead singer of chart- topping indie folk band Jour Majesty. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema, Perry has enjoyed a successful career in both commercial film and audio engineering.

Media Contact:
Michael C. Perry Filmmaker/Artist 323-403-0232 michael@jourmajesty.com

Video (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/134903231

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Caption: Michael C. Perry at the Action on Film Awards Dinner.

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Caption: Michael C. Perry of the Jour Majesty Band.

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VOTD: Pixar Animation Tour Video Goes Inside the Magic

VOTD: Take a Tour of the Pixar Animation Studios Campus

If you’re a lover of animation, then one of the places you’re likely dying to visit is Pixar Animation Studios. Unlike most major production companies, Pixar is nowhere near what people regard as Hollywood. Instead, the Pixar campus is situated far north, in Emeryville, California. And today you can get an idea of what it’s like to be on Pixar’s big, fun campus.

Over the weekend, Disney fan Keith Lapinig had the opportunity to take a private tour of Pixar’s campus, and thankfully, he brought a camera with him so that those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be there can still check it out. So if you’ve got 15 extra minutes, watch the Pixar Animation tour video below!

There were some areas where Keith wasn’t authorized to shoot video or take pictures, specifically where there was the chance catching a glimpse of what Pixar is currently working on, so you won’t get the scoop on any future projects. But it’s still awesome to see just how big of a playground (literally and figuratively) Pixar has for their animators to enjoy.

In case you need anymore evidence that Pixar’s campus is a cool place for about 700 people to work at (and occasionally sleep and eat), Billy Crystal has previously said of the studio’s digs:

“I was there once for a day. And I just remember this open feeling of the campus. There were ball fields to play on, and there were exercise places — very much the Japanese influence of, ‘Let’s get out at 12 and we’ll do push-ups and sit-ups and get into the sun.’ And then they all just drifted back to make something great.”

Also, if you want to see the kind of stuff you can get on Pixar’s campus, including that infamous ball with the red star on it, check out this video detailing Keith’s goodies that came in a free gift bag from some exclusive event. Jealous?

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VFX Oscar nominees 2017 – How the visual effects were created

Today the Oscar nominations for 2017 were launched, and although a lot of the hype is surrounding La La Land‘s 14 elections, the most ever, the visual results nominated films have been culled from a main list of 20 films to 5.

Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are all in the running to win Finest VFX.

Of those movies that didn’t make it from the main list released by the Academy of Movement Picture Arts was Arrival, The BFG, Captain America: Civil War and Wonderful Monsters and Where to Discover Them.

The winner will be revealed at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 26.

Below we’ve culminated the five movies in the running for this year’s VFX Oscar and their breakdown reels, as well as some of the movies that made the previous top 20 list. A number of VFX studios dealt with more than among the chosen movies, consisting of Technique Studios, Framestore, ILM and Weta Digital among others.

Last year, in addition to Leonardo DiCaprio getting his first Oscar, Ex Machina won the Finest VFX Movie Oscar for both London-based companies Double Negative and Milk’s work on artificially smart robotic Ava, played by Alicia Vikander. See the VFX breakdown for Ex Machina listed below.