ARK Infosolutions in partnership with Foundry showcased the VFX breakup of the upcoming movie Thor during the 4th Foundry India Roadshow 2017 at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai on Monday, 30th October, 2017. The roadshow provided a platform for international speakers and local partners, to discuss various aspects about the VFX industry, to how some of the recent biggest blockbusters were made.
ARK Infosolutions has been associated with Foundry for over 5 years now. Through this partnership ARK has introduced the latest technology products and services in the VFX and 3D Animation industry. The special pricing models, licensing plans have benefited ARK customers to be able to plan and grow during their crucial and time sensitive projects.
“Foundry is a well-known player in this segment and through our strong partnership, we aspire to expand our capabilities and enable customers to use the latest software. We aim to help the VFX and 3D Animation industry in delivering hi-end visual effects and animation content for Films and Television,” said Rishi Khemka, Director & CEO, ARK Infosolutions.
“We were looking at a partnership which would help increase our footprint in the Indian market and ARK being one of the leaders in Media & Entertainment Distribution in the country, we are very happy to partner with them. India is an important market and we will together be able to cater to the needs of our customers and add value to the industry through our offerings”, added Gary Buyers, EMEA Head of Sales, Foundry.
Rajeev Pathak, Country Head Media and Entertainment, ARK Infosolutions said, “Foundry India Roadshow is one of the most sought after events for the VFX & Animation industry. Professionals come together to celebrate outstanding work of both International and Indian Studios. It is also platform to learn and exchange about the latest technology updates on the product portfolios. We are happy to have participation from leading studios like Anibrain, Assemblage, Firefly, Gemini Studios and BotVFX who showcased their work as well.”
Foundry India Roadshow is a platform for local studio partners to showcase their work among industry experts. The Roadshow had some of the latest versions of the market-leading toolsets, including Nuke, Modo, Mari, Katana and Cara VR which helped in understanding how the software is being developed to overcome future technological challenges. Framestore’s VFX superstar, Alexis Wajsbrot demonstrated how Foundry’s Nuke was used on Marvel’s upcoming superhero epic, Thor Ragnarok.
There was a line-up of some well-known speakers from Indian VFX houses who spoke about the work they create, the industry, and the latest versions of Foundry’s Nuke family of toolkits was revealed. This helped in imparting workflow knowledge to those who attended this specially arranged session by the Foundry creative team members, who also gave valuable tips and tricks of using the VFX software to the best of its abilities.
List of Speakers for the event:
- Mr. Martin Mayer (Technical Specialist Foundry)
- Mr. Anirban and Mr. Saurabh (Anibrain, VFX India)