Today was a black day for many of my friends at Rhythm and Hues, Mumbai. As many were given a month’s notice, also there were quite a few who were not so lucky. Those guys were told to immediately pack up and leave. Many departments were totally closed down.
RnH as it is fondly called, was one of the few places on earth were artists working there were treated with dignity and respect. It was a place were we enjoyed while we work. It was full of life that every artist can possibly dream of. People sharing their knowledge, supporting others to learn and grow.
Bad management, Blind faith…whatever the cause for the down fall and this situation may have been. It will take a while to get over this tragic incident, as news of a similar situation for the Hyderabad office looms large. Hope the new management has something sensible enough to roll up their sleeves to revive RnH, now left with full of machines.
WOOOHOOOOO !!!!! (Celebrations all around) The Best Visual Effects Oscar goes to “Life Of Pi”. Another proud moment of being a part of an Academy award winning team, once again. The first time being in 2008, when we got our Oscar for the best VFX on Golden Compass. Congratulations to all those who worked on it !!! 🙂
Regarding the guys i know (and have met) in picture, second from left is Bill Westenhofer (VFX supervisor at Rhythm and Hues) and second from right is Erik De Boer (Animation director at Rhythm and Hues).
P.S. i do not own any copyright over the picture, its just for the record.
Holding the much sought after award in the world of film was an inspiring experience. One that would continue to fuel my dreams. This photo was taken at Rhythm and Hues, Mumbai. I was fortunate to be a part of the Oscar winning Visual effects team headed by Bill Westenhofer.
Way to go !!! With the amount of dedicated work put in, it’ll be no surprise if it’s bags most of them including Best VFX !!! 🙂
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