Rea Amit – The Legend of Prince Rama and the Emergence of an Indian Animé: A Japanese Mediation of the Sanskrit Epic

Introduction In February 2019, a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a two-day event, the Indian Gaming Show, which took place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The event showcased the latest developments in the Indian video gaming industry and hosted international representatives of gaming and animation industries […]

Sandeep Ashwath – Mythical Past, Animated Present

Introduction A quick glance at the animation content produced within the mainstream Indian animation industry[i] in the past two decades shows significant use of Hindu mythological characters and themes[ii]. That is if we consider as a starting point the first major commercial animated feature Pandavas: The Five Warriors (2000), which was completely conceived and produced […]

Ian Murphy & Saint John Walker – “Make it more invisible”: Hollywood VFX Training Crosstalk on the Transatlantic Fiber Optic

Many global media corporations aspire towards a 24-hour production line for animated content. As the US West Coast sleeps, media files can be sent to another low-cost territory in a preceding time zone to continue the work, maybe multiple times, chasing the sun. Technicolor-owned MPC (originally the Moving Picture Company) is one of the world’s […]