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Technicolor Creative Studios VFX and Animation prowess shines at FICCI Frames

May 8, 2023

The team from Technicolor Creative Studios India had an eventful time at FICCI Frames, showcasing the potential of the VFX and Animation industry within India through a panel discussion and masterclass. 

The 23rd edition of FICCI Frames- a premier media and entertainment industry event, was held at The Westin Mumbai, India, from 3-5 May, 2023. 

During an interactive panel discussion about “Is the AVGC Sector: A vehicle to make India a Global Content Leader,” Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India shared, “There are four myths we need to break- 1. We are talent and not a “manpower” industry, 2. We are front and center to what the wood needs in computer graphics for film TV and games and not a low value, back-end service provider, 3. We deliver world-class creative content and any reference to lack of being able to design is odious and finally 4. We have not the ability to leverage the globe to monetize our content – our local can be global.  Everything in our world changes and we need to ensure that our plans and policies and business models are agile and responsive to the next wave of change. Today with the explosion of smart devices and AI our reality will be broken like never before. The rapid-fire list of broken myths I have recounted will form the anvil on which we need to hammer out a path to increasing global success.”

Biren addressed the industry audience on how the AVGC industry is working at the national and state levels with the government to increase India’s domestic capacity and create business opportunities in the industry. He also discussed how over time animation and VFX have attained a higher revenue with higher profit outcomes and faster growth rate than the 105+ year-old Indian film industry. further outlining that the challenge that remains here is for us to figure out how to feed the global syndrome.

MPC‘s contributions to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio were highlighted in an insightful masterclass by Inigo V Roy and Vinay Thakur. They spoke about the production workflow, challenges, and technical artistry required in different shots from this dark retelling of the Italian classic. With dazzling content, their presentation also underscored the importance of innovative collaboration through all stages of film-making- from pre to post-production.   

“Guillermo del Toro’s vision of telling the story of Pinocchio, a puppet, using puppets in stop-motion, ultimately lit the path for great innovation and visuals in VFX. The teams at MPC delved deep into the art of VFX and CG to create the stunning environments and visuals of a puppeteer’s world. It’s a testament to the power of innovative collaboration in all stages of filmmaking.” shared Inigo Vimal Roy, CG Supervisor, MPC India

Adding further to the same, Vinay Thakur, Supervisor – Compositing, MPC India expressed that “Our team at MPC was honored to have contributed to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, a dark retelling of the Italian classic that demanded cutting-edge visual effects and CG artistry. It was a challenging project that required us to create stunning environments and visuals that brought Pinocchio’s story to life. By collaborating with the talented artists and filmmakers involved in this project, we were able to push the boundaries of what’s possible in animation and VFX.”

The Technicolor Creative Studios’ AVGC panel discussion and masterclass at FICCI Frames showcased the potential of the Indian AVGC industry, challenging myths and highlighting the industry’s capacity for world-class content creation. In addition, the masterclass by Inigo V Roy and Vinay Thakur on their work for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio highlighted the importance of collaboration and technical artistry in creating stunning visuals and environments that bring a director’s vision to life. The event served as a reminder of the exciting future that lies ahead for the VFX and animation industry in India.

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