The week we toss a coin to our witcher (24.01.20)


Sundance Festival

One of the film world’s coolest festivals gets underway, with not one, but two projects Framestore have worked on in the limelight. In no particular order, first up is…

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Making it’s cinematic debut tomorrow, Saturday 25th January an the movie is set for release on Disney+ this February 7th. The Collider website offers a look at Timmy and his pal Total – feast your eyes on the MTL team’s impressive VFX work here.

His House

Premiering this Monday in the Midnight section, the creepy thriller was snapped up by Netflix before it hit the festival and is a feature length film worked on by the magnificent LDN IA team.


No end to Endgame

Check out Framestore’s work featured in this Insider piece which digs into the VFX of Avengers: Endgame, including lots of flattery about those suits.

And, while we’re talking Avengers, keep an eye out for BBC Click this weekend, starring VFX Supe, Stuart Penn (LDN) talking about our work on the Oscar-nominated film.

Golden Monkey Business

It’s Insider again, this time digging into our wonderful work on His Dark Materials and demonstrating how our creative crew worked alongside actors, puppeteers and production designers to bring Lyra’s world to life. Let’s let VFX Supe Russell Dodgson do the talking and explain how it all happened:


Nomnomnoms

Exciting news for team MTL, who’ve been nominated for two awards in this year’s Montréal International Awards. Organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal and Montréal International and Investissement Québec, the awards seek to recognise businesses that operate international and boost the regions rep and economy. Nice work.


The Witcher

The Witcher is the most watched series ever on Netflix – I think we can all agree that deserves a Geralt-style grunt of approval, right? Congratulations to all our talented Framestorians involved on the television hit.

The Witcher theme tune has become something of a viral sensation. Once you hear it you can never go back. Available on Spotify for fans.

“Toss a coin to your witcher, o’ valley of plentyyyyy”


Press

VFX Supe, Michael Ralla (LA) spoke to Fast Company about his inspiration to pursue a career in VFX, the importance of efficient and powerful computing power in VFX and FYI ’50 man-years’ is not impressive to him. Read the full interview here.


What we’ve been up to

Steph Perea sat on a panel at ICVR’s ‘Experiential Marketing & Immersive Tech’ event. Steph was joined by world-class experiential marketing and immersive tech experts to discuss how to craft memorable brand activations. 

Author Panel

The CHI office welcomed best selling author, Renée Rosen along with debut authors Alison Hammer and Dominick Maiolo. The panel discussed their new works and journeys from concept to print.

Talk: Special Effects before CGI

Last night in a packed LDN office, Valerie Charlton showcased her incredible work on the Landstriders from the original Dark Crystal, the Trojan Rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and many other creations from films including Labyrinth & Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She showed clips from the films along with hundreds of images from the making of the models and special effects.


In Other News

Make way, published author in the building. PA Film, Hayley Hornibrook (LDN) has published her second collection, Monologues & Meditation. She’s legit and everything, check out her Amazon Author page here.


That’s it for this week…