Creature based visual effects movies seem to be the new emerging trend in the regional movies. |
With Tamil movies like Naan E , Kumki and the new release Malayalam movie, Crocodile love story, the film makers seem to have entered a new realm of imagination for fantasy stories.
The creature FX offers a new challenges to the visual effects artists in terms of its complexity. While we have already seen a bunch of complex and well done bomb blasts and funny cartoons in song sequences, we are yet to see a convincing and a believable creature in our movies like a Davy Jones or a King Kong. When the creature becomes an integral part of a movie it is more important to make it realistic and believable for it to hold the seriousness and take the story along. A well scripted and a technically well-done creature adds a great deal of attraction to the movie and adds a great production value.
Fat Balloon Studios faced a new challenge while working on the Crocodile in Malayalam movie Crocodile Love Story. The script needed the Crocodile to be shown in bright day light and without any cover which was a dare as most of even the Hollywood movies do not show creatures in bright day light. It was a bold attempt by the film maker and a valiant work by the artists at Fat Balloon Studios.
Anish Mohan is an 3D Art Director in FB Studio says,
“The goal was to achieve realism in its look, feel and movement. We had shots in every possible angle of the crocodile and that too in bright day light. The challenge was to make it look lively in every shot and make it not look like CG “
Anand kumar is an Animation Director FB studio adds,
“Our team has already worked on a few similar overseas projects but this movie was more interesting as it’s thy first regional movie to use a creature in such an important role. We studied crocodile motion, crocodile behaviors, walks, runs, attack etc to achieve convincing crocodile motion.”
Additionally, Fat Balloon Studios has also a specialized training academy in Chennai (www.fatballoonanimations.com/). They train students on chosen specializations with hands on experience in live projects.
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