Masterclass on The Art of Visual Effects by V. Srinivas Mohan held at the 50th edition of IFFI
While the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India kicked off in Goa on Wednesday evening, the star-studded grand opening hosted the Shehenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan and legendary Rajnikanth, who flagged off the extravaganza at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim.
Sunday saw many Masterclass and in conversations. Masterclass on The Art of Visual Effects was held by V. Srinivas Mohan. The session started with the felicitation of V. Srinivas Mohan by Ankur Lohaty, AD, DFF
V. Srinivas Mohan is a well known visual effects supervisor of Indian cinema and has done prominent films down south among few films in Bollywood.
While showing his work of Robot 2.0, he said, “Shankar sir never sleeps, he is a very hard working man. I could only bring his vision to life on screen but I feel if more advanced technology comes in and budget increases, I would be able to do justice to his vision.”
“Rajamouli and Shankar sir always locked the script and narrate the whole story from start to end which is why it is easier for me to bring their visions on screen else in India, directors have no scripts and few have budget constraints,” he added.
Talking further on visual effects, he shared, “Such kind of visual effects aren’t an easy task to execute. The first part of Robot was supposed to start in the 90’s with Kamal (Hasan) sir but due to lack of technology, it couldn’t have been made. Kamal sir even did the photo shoot for the film. In 2007, when technology permitted us, we made the film. Even James Cameron started Avatar many years ago but he could only made the film when the technology supported and released in 2009.”
The highlights of this year’s festival is the tremendous change in the last 50 editions from participation of 23 countries in 1952, to almost 76 countries in 2019.
The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 is screening 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section, around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to attend and participate in the golden jubilee celebrations.
- V. Srinivas Mohan talks about the techniques of visual effects, process, multiple challenges and much more.
- Also showed a presentation of his work which showcased the visual effects of Robot 2.0