Although 2020 was a rough year, 2021 began with a bang and so much for us to binge watch. This year the entertainment quotient on OTT platforms really made us wonder why these awesome shows exist. Amidst all this, we also got to admire the potential of animation and VFX and its hardcore strength.
Here are the best of VFX and animation breakdowns of shows and films which stole our heart this year.
How can we talk about best shows and miss Bridgerton from the list? There’s drama, entertainment, weirdness, interesting plot lines and much more. The show is a complete powerhouse of entertainment. This show is so much more than what it seems like on the trailer. This Netflix original was everyone’s favourite thing to binge throughout the first few weeks of this year.
Based in the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love. But amidst all this; there is great VFX elements used to show England of 18th and 19th century era. One could never achieve all that without the use of green screens. You should take a look at the before and after pictures to understand that craft better You will be astonished to find out that so many of those balls and backdrops were actually created with the help of visual effects.
We are the Heroes
Starring the international icon and queen of Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas; We are the Heroes ruled the number one position on Netflix for over two weeks. The superhero kid movie is an absolute delight. It is filled with fun, laughter, joy and a lot of superhero action. Honestly, you couldn’t have asked for a better quarantine film.
But the great thing about this film is the amazing use of animation and VFX. Both the concepts were added so gracefully. Additionally, the work of animation and VFX was incorporated keeping in mind the high quality work being released nowadays.
The superhero powers, the flying and everything in between looked so smooth. No one could tell that it was done with animation and green screen. Well, that is the sign of a well edited film.
Kuch Toh Naye hai Rang: Naagin
Enough talk about all the foreign shows and films. Let’s embrace the cool and super fun content which our Indian televisions are making. Ekta Kapoor is back in business with her all new show instalment of Naagin. This time there are vampires, fairies and many other supernatural creatures making their breakthrough.
This show is hitting the highest of high in TRP charts. Well, that is not new considering how every Naagin instalments is always the most successful show on Indian Television. People learning VFX course in Kolkata dream to be a part of something like this.
The visual effects in this new season of Naagin are something we haven’t seen in television ever before this. There are not only supernatural powers but also a lot of character and equinity in the plot lines.
Watching this show you will be shocked to see how far the Indian Television industry has actually come.
Fate: The Winx Saga
Winx Club was a classic cartoon show loved by millions of children across the globe. Now those children have all grown up. This new Netflix original show is an absolute treat to our eyes. It is full of magic and awesome VFX.
If you are a fan of quality CGI then you must not miss this show no matter what. A lot of old plotlines are actually kept intact but the animation and VFX is completely fresh. This live action series is a mind boggling yet soul stirring version of what we saw as children on our television screens.
Firefly Lane is a story of two best friends through over 40 theirs of their lives. With amazing VFX, the show showed us a glimpse of 80s, 70s and a lot of other cool times which we never could have thought of. Seeing Katherine Heigl be in her 20s and 30s is a really fun thing because the last time we saw her she was actually in her 20s in Grey’s Anatomy.
Other than prosthetics and makeup, it was done with the help of a lot of amazing VFX manipulation.
We hope you have a fun time watching these shows as well.