CG Today - Behind The Scenes

Gulliver’s Travels, the movie, is a humorous adaptation of a popular classic by the same name, written by Jonathan Swift. The story revolves around a character played by Jack Black, who lands up in a strange place called Lilliput, inhabited by tiny people. The plot, which revolves around how he ends up even fighting a war in that strange land, made use of stunning visual effects and technology to highlight the stupendous difference in physical structure between the Lilliputians and Gulliver.

The movie produced by Twentieth Century Fox and directed by Rob Letterman needed the skills of quite a few digital studios including India-based GEON and Tata Elxsi, Pixel Playground, Method Studios, Hydraulx, Scanline VFX and Weta Digital. The unbelievable disparity between the size of Gulliver and the inhabitants of Lilliput is the theme that needed a major portion of the efforts.

Geon Studio

GEON, which was involved in around 150 shots from the movie, has been applauded for exemplary compositing by the overall VFX supervisor of the movie. Ellen Somers had special praise for India based GEON, applauding the Indian digital effects giant for its excellent work in compositing, saying that it would be one of the names to watch out for in the near future. GEON Studios had started working on it towards the end of April 2010, delivering on various sequences in phases.

Geon Studios Pvt. Ltd. recently delivered some breathtaking visual effects for the Hollywood Western “The Warrior’s Way”. A movie with great sword fighting, thrilling scenes and power packed action, VFX was always going to play a major role. And Geon did deliver in great style!

Warriors Way

Do you believe in a world of superheroes where the good are protected and the evil vanquished? To all the fans of superhero stories who cheer at the magical powers of a great superhero fighting for humanity, there is great news! Ashoka – The Hero, the new boy wonder in superhero history, is going to enthral you in the movie screens come January.

Pre-Production | Production | Post-production


Synopsis: The film is the story of a young boy Ashoka who wants to grow up and help others. His inspiration is his father, a policeman, who died in the line of duty. Ashoka finds a powerful medallion created by the Emperor Asoka after the war of Kalinga to protect mankind from self destruction and evil. On obtaining these powers, he becomes a super hero. But he must learn to use his powers and help others. How he fights off the corruption of power and saves the city from destruction is what the rest of the film is all about.

Pre-Production | Production | Post-production

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As challenging as production was, it was a cakewalk compared to post production. The VFX team worked on a variety of different FX and 3d packages to create the effects. Once the VFX was locked, the layers were all sent to the compositing team where they were rendered for the editor.