Monday, October 31, 2011

Chitrakatha 2011 - A Visual Journey

The long awaited and much needed celebration COWfest was a grand success of 2011. Chitrakatha is a festival by National Institute of Design (NID) that takes place every alternate year with the event scaling up each time. With brilliant sessions & various inspirational artworks of 5 long days provided with a potpourri at the end of the festival. NID makes you breathe the art & energetic festivity of Chitrakatha 2011. Thus we decided to take you on a visual journey in an artistic way. Read More...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4: The Intutive Future of Consumer Editing Program

Canadian software house Corel seems to be continuing well on its reputation of producing intuitive and user-friendly software. All new VideoStudio Pro X4 has the features of being a favorite consumer digital video editor with its well-designed interface, fast and responsive tools and some really class-leading features such as Stop-Motion importer. Read More...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Making of The New Avatar of Yoda by Ritesh K, Winner of 3D illustration Challenge

CGTantra has been a platform for many young and enthusiastic students and professionals. However, they have initiated CGTantra Community Awards since three years. CCA, unlike other awards of the industry, aims at recognizing the excellence in different aspects and the art forms of Animation, VFX and Gaming Industry.

A contest was held by CG Tantra Community Awards, where the contestants had to create 3D Digital Illustration/Model on the theme topic of "TRIBUTE TO ILM". The competition was open to the students and professionals both. However, their deadline was 10th May, 2011. The competition was initiated on 1st April, 2011.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is an Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and is owned by Lucasfilm. Many have been inspired by Iron Man, Star Wars, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Spiderwick Chronicles, Terminator, Van Helsing, Jurassic Park and Transformers.

Monday, September 19, 2011

CGTantra Digital Matte Painting Challenge - Sept- Oct'11

Hi Friends,

Here we are back for the last time with our very own digital matte painting contest for the month of Sept-Oct'11

Its the final challenge! After a year of contests and judging (yes, really that long!), this will be the final matte painting challenge at CG Tantra for a while. These contests have been a great source of inspiration for many of the people taking part, and I hope that they have been a good learning experience along the way too. I'm sure I can speak for both Alex and myself when I say we have been impressed by many of the entries over the months. Congratulations too to the handful of contestants who managed to go one step further in the last year and land jobs at some great studios. Read More & Participate Now!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The world's largest stop-motion animation: Gulp

'Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman studios, depicting a simple life story of a fisherman. It is shot on a location at Pendine Beach in South Wales. Every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.

The entire video was composed of stills taken on Nokia N8 cell phones, sand sculptures and art by a team of sand artists "Sandinyoureye" along-with synchronized efforts by animators, directors, students and volunteers create the environment and movement in the frames.

It's hard not to be awed by the sheer ingenuity of the filmmakers behind this rather adorable little short. Even the sailor in that little boat is a real guy. CGTantra got a chance to catch an interview with the makers of this video, Will and Ed, the directors of Gulp. Also, watch the behind-the-scenes for a look at how this amazing large-scale project came together. Read More..

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Anifest 2011 - An Epic Event

Chembur, Mumbai : The Stage is being set for Anifest India 2011. 25th of August 2011 is designed by TASI to begin the most amazing 3 days For The ANIMATORS - By The ANIMATORS.

The distinctive creations of the well-known animator (any guesses) on the Anifest TASI website are a welcoming sign. The action and animation seen in the characters enjoying themselves thoroughly is just one fourth of a reflection of 25th - 26th - 27th August of Anifest India 2011 - The days of culminating the joys of this Vast Industry of Animation.

The Buzz is on, Anifest is getting stronger by each year. This festival is shared by all and the camaraderie and interaction, eagerness and interest has built it into one of the most awaited festivals. Read More...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Announcing Anifest 2011 - Be There!

TASI is back with yet another edition of ANIFEST and this year it promises to be bigger and better…. Anifest is one festival awaited eagerly by all the animation , vfx , comics and gaming enthusiasts and this is primely coz of the easygoing and friendly touch that it lends to the whole atmosphere….Freedom to speak , ask and learn is what makes this festival extraordinary by all means…

Well, this year round as well , we will have colorful balloons welcoming as we reach Fine Arts Society in Chembur from 25th to 27th August… Read More...