Thursday, May 23, 2013

What is VFX:  Live Example and Why You Should Choose a Career in VFX

What is VFX:  Wikipedia gives a fantastic definition for VFX, “Visual effects (VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects involve the integration of footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film.”

Live Example (from recently released Special 26 film):  See the Following Video

Now let’s see the following 4-minute film (Special 26 VFX Breakdown):

As you can see, with the use of VFX:
1. They got Akshay Kumar and the heroine to sit in the studio but showed as if they are sitting beside a sea.  It saves a huge amount of saving in terms of transportation, logistics, etc.
2. They have created a flight with VFX.  Therefore, the team did not have to hire an airplane and the team did not have to take the trouble of going to an airport.
3. With the use of VFX, they have built and enhanced sets – again a huge saving!
4. They have created ambience by adding Ambassador taxis, etc.  Thus any old-time, current, or futuristic movie making become easier with VFX.

Why You Should Choose a Career In VFX:

1. It’s growing and needs many people to work in this field.
2. Creative field – good for creative people
3. Very good salaries
4.   You can learn VFX if you have appeared for or passed Higher Secondary

VFX Course:  Learn VFX, Enroll Today

RTG Animate, has started ‘1-Year Diploma in 3D Animation & VFX’ so that students learn VFX the correct way and get jobs right from the campus.  You can learn more about VFX through Free Workshops that are done regularly here.  For enquiry please call 9903635280 / 9903634285.

*This course has no match in Eastern India.  Do call us!

Director of Oscar-winning 'Life of Pi,' where VFX has been used predonimantly 


  1. Students who have an interest in animation can make their career in film making, direction etc; which has great scope in all over the world.

    Animation Institute in Lucknow | Animation College in Kanpur

  2. At CGMANTRA, you find the perfect blend of Creativity, Innovation & Technology.

  3. Nice post! it has really good information about VFX. and its very helpful for those who want to make career in VFX Thanks for sharing with us.

    Maac Animation Institute