V. Srinivas Mohan, the visible results supervisor of ‘RRR’, has opened up on key sequences of the magnum opus.
Mohan, who had interacted with the media submit the film release, explains what went into making the enduring scenes in ‘RRR’.
Rating his work for S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ as probably the most satisfying one, Srinivas Mohan says he was briefed by Rajamouli solely about enhancing the storytelling, reasonably than overshadowing it.
What took them seven months to finish, RRR’s iconic VFX pictures had been achieved by a staff that concerned the visible results staff, Sabu Cyril’s manufacturing design division, and cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar.
“I joined forces with 18 VFX studios for this movie. Coordinating with such a big team is one task and the film had nearly 2,800 VFX shots”, Mohan defined.
“Now that the movie is released and many of the viewers cannot even spot the VFX, it is satisfying. Because, when the VFX does not distract viewers from the drama unfolding on screen, it is a win,” says Mohan.
“The action sequences involving animals – tigers, bears, wolves, and antelopes in one of the most important sequences, called for extensive pre-visualisation”, RRR’s visible results supervisor conveyed.
As he went on to share his expertise with the film, Mohan revealed that they needed to liberally use radio-controlled automobiles, miniature cams, and lots of extra, to get these visually grand sequences.
“We had designed the animal-fight scene in 3D on a computer, then used an Ncam (which aids virtual production through real-time camera tracking) on location. We took assistance from IIT Madras students, who helped us set an LED strip. It was programmed to move like animals”, the VFX supervisor explains.
“To replicate those animals, we had installed radio-controlled cars. Cars were programmed to be operated at specific speeds, and the actors were choreographed to create a synchronisation,” he stated.
Srinivas Mohan concludes that each one of those duties had been achieved preserving within the thoughts that they needed to ship a sensible sequence every time.
Speaking about one other VFX scene, Mohan conveyed that they needed to work on the strain gauges of the water pipes, which might go in sync with the fireplace, which was achieved with the VFX.
Mohan has labored as a digital compositor and VFX supervisor for a number of Tamil movies, notably these directed by Shankar, that are well-known for visible graphics.
Mohan has received 4 National Awards for Best Special Effects for Tamil movies ‘Magic Magic’, ‘Sivaji’, ‘Enthiran’ (Robo), and the Telugu blockbuster ‘Baahubali‘.
Having bagged one other biggie in Ram Charan and Shankar Shanmugam’s film, Mohan is at the moment on a break so he can recharge for the hectic time forward.