Baahubali : The Beginning is a mammoth blockbuster directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film has won plenty of awards and is one of the highest glossing films worldwide.What does it take to make such a mammoth of a blockbuster?
There is a lot that goes into making such a huge film. There’s hundreds of people involved. Since it’s actually set up in a fictional land in a fictitious universe, the entire world needs to be build and that’s no easy feat. It took them a year for Pre-Production! That’s Hollywood sized pre-production scales! It’s a monster of a project and they’re doing multiple movies. VFX in India is on the rise in the past years with movies like Ra One coming out along with other movies with focus on VFX.
The difference in the two films (Ra One and Baahubali) being the focus. Ra One was more character and story centric whereas Baahubali has more emphasis on the environment, Storyboard, Planning as well as Digitization. It is a next to perfect mix of live action with VFX.
There’s concepts that need to be made Visual Designs, which are then also made into 3D Models before work even begins on the real thing.
After an original concept is made, it is also made into a 3D model.
Aside from conceptualizing giant war machines smaller concepts also have to be made, like smaller weapons, swords, headgear and so on so forth. Entire worlds need to be built!The 3D model is colored to better understand the look and used as a base to make the real set
Aside from 3D models there’s also Matte Painting, digital coloring, color collection, storyboarding and plenty of other important tasks. You can learn more about these procedures at Seamedu and our Visual Effects course.
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