Mumbai: EyeQube Studios, a joint venture between Eros International Plc and Charles Darby, announced that their state-of-the-art visual effects studio in Mumbai has commenced operations.
The company has officially begun work on films like Aladin and Drona. A slate of other feature film work will be announced within the next few months.
Spread across an area of 20,000 square feet, the studio has the latest hardware and software for special effects. The company will be utilizing both AutoDesk’s Maya for 3D and the foundry’s Nuke, as its primary composite program.
EyeQube creative director and senior visual effects supervisor Charles Darby said, "I’m extremely proud to see EyeQube open it’s doors and although we have a fabulous set-up technically, I’m most proud to see a facility that feels creative and approaches the work in a more artistic manner… We will develop each show we come into contact with and really harness India’s untapped potential, it’s artists, whilst giving them a strict production structure. This year we will be unwrapping a number of really exciting new projects and everyone of them is a wonderful opportunity for us to do something new."
Eros International, India president Sunil Lulla says, "Following Aladin and Drona, through EyeQube, we aim to announce shortly several more exciting content driven projects with a belief in taking Indian cinema to new heights."
EyeQube will produce not only Indian films with high-end visual effects, but also be selectively involved with a few prestigious international projects. The company will primarily handle visual effects for all of Eros International’s top-end productions and co-productions.