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The Indian connect behind Interstellar's Oscar-winning visual effects

Published on : April 06, 2015
The Indian connect behind Interstellar\'s Oscar-winning visual effects

One of the most acclaimed VFX houses globally, Double Negative, part of India listed company Prime Focus, recently bagged the Academy Award for visual effects for their spectacular work on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. This is the second Oscar for the studio and Paul Franklin, having previously won an award for Nolan's Inception. 
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The Matthew McConaughey-starrer Interstellar beat other nominees that included Captain America: The Winter Soldier , Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians Of The Galaxy and X-Men: Days Of Future Past. A week ago, the company had also won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for the same film. 

Namit Malhotra Founder, Executive Chairman and Global CEO, Prime Focus said, "It's an incredibly proud moment for all of us." Adds Malhotra, "I want to congratulate, Alex (Hope), Matt (Holben), Paul (Franklin) and the entire team of Double Negative for bringing home this exceptional honour. I have always been a great admirer of Mr Nolan's films and hence it is really heartening for me to see our work on Interstellar being recognised as the world's best." 


The effects in the film have been described as a perfect marriage of art and science.For example, a new kind of graphics renderer was developed in order to best depict black holes in the film, because black holes bend light into arcs and standard renderers wouldn't work. Just the depiction of a black hole in the film (the best depiction in cinema to date) was the product of a year of work by 30 people and thousands of computers. 
Prime Focus -an independent and integrated media services company providing end-to-end creative, technology , production, post-production services -has also won other awards that include VES, International 3D Society , Emmy and Filmfare. click here to more

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