Mumbai based VFX major Geon studios, a Sahara India Pariwar division has announced its association with world renowned VFX legend Jim Rygiel, a winner of three Oscar awards, three British Academy awards, two VES awards and many more, on his first ever visit to India. Jim Rygiel will work as an advisor and will provide his expertise and knowledge to clients of Geon studios.
Jim Rygiel, a legend in the VFX industry has made history with the movie Lord of the Rings, by winning three Oscars for all the three movies of the series, the ‘American Film Institute’s first AFI Digital Effects Artist of the Year’ award and the ‘British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ award for best visual effects. Rygiel supervised many feature films, both as digital effects supervisor and as visual effects supervisor. His credits include Starship Troopers, Species, Outbreak, Air Force One, The Scout, The Last Action Hero, Cliffhanger, Batman Returns, Alien III, Ghost, The Parent Trap, Star Trek: Insurrection, Anna and the King; and 102 Dalmatians.
Announcing the association, N Madhusudhanan, CEO and VFX Supervisor of Geon Studios said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to have Jim Rygiel on board. Geon Studios was initiated with the vision to provide cutting edge visual effect solutions to Hollywood as well as to the Indian entertainment industry. We have employed world-class technology and have some of the greatest legends of VFX industry, from across the world at Geon. With Jim joining us, I am confident that we are now fully equipped to provide a range of VFX solutions, yielding the best results in the world.”
Excited to be associated with Geon studios, Jim Rygiel said “I am very excited to be a part of Geon Studios. The studio is a world class facility and has some of the greatest VFX brains with it. It will be a great opportunity for me to work with these legendary personalities.” Commenting on the Indian film industry he said, “Bollywood excites me a lot. With Geon I will also do Bollywod projects and look forward to it as a learning experience.”
Geon is a digital visual effects and animation facility based in Mumbai, India. It offers a complete range of CGI services for domestic and international clients, with specific expertise in design, development, and delivery of visual effects for feature films.