The week we see a darker side to Christmas (13.12.19)

A Christmas Carol

Creator Steven Knight gives A Christmas Carol a darker twist in this brand new trailer. Framestore’s London team are thrilled to have been the creative partner for VFX – coming to our screens soon πŸŽ„


Wonder Woman 1984

Over the weekend, the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 finally debuted. Fans are loving the 80s vibes & keep your eyes peeled for some stunning Framestore shots towards the end from our London studio πŸ‘Œ


Mulan

Check out the new trailer for Disney’s re-imagining of Mulan, featuring beautiful VFX work out of MTL.


The Aeronauts

Congratulations to all who worked on The Aeronauts, which has been nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Critics Choice Awards. See here


His Dark Materials

There’s a lot of love out there for the breakdown videos we shared this week from the latest episode of HDM, with our final breakdown below receiving nearly 50 thousand views overnight. Head over to our instagram or twitter to see all three.


The Witcher

There’s a war brewing. The final trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher has arrived and sets the scene for one epic showdown.


Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Done out of the NY office, Framestore delivered 140 shots spread over 6 episodes for the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Get binge-watching now πŸ‘€


Toyota – Yellow Paper

Working with Saatchi & Saatchi LA and led by Creative Director, Ben West (LA), the Framestore team got to work on the snowy setting adding icy conditions to the road, surrounding buildings and falling snow.


Press

New Digs

our CEO, William Sargent talks to Animation Xpress about the company’s ambitious plans for its Mumbai outpost. Read the full article here

The Crown

Deputy Head of 2D, Ollie Bersey (LDN) talks to Broadcast in this article about recreating a 1960’s Heathrow Airport for The Crown.

Started from the bottom now we here

Lead Paint and Roto Artist, Jack Kilyan (LDN) spoke to Animation Xpress about his career in VFX; from Runner to Lead artist


What we’ve been up to

B’ars

CG Supervisor, Alan Woods (LDN) and VFX Supe, Christian Kaestner (MTL) headed to Barcelona last week to present at the b’Ars VFX conference. Alan dove into the magical sequences we created for Mary Poppins Returns while Christian Kaestner focused on the work we did for The Aeronauts. They were joined by Launchpad Recruiter, Annie Barlow (LDN) who spoke to aspiring VFX artists to scope out future talent.

Good deeds

The MTL office have been busy collecting donated clothing from generous employees to give to organisations like La Maison du Père and Chez Doris.

Festivities

The MTL office hosted a Secret Santa/ Potluck party for their hardworking support teams.

Elf on the Shelf

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched, CHI office? For those not in the loop, like myself, Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition where a responsible elf is ‘sent’ from the North Pole to encourage children (or in this case, fully grown Framestorians) to behave themselves.


You’ve been [Framed]

Software Developer, Chen Davies (LDN) spills on what she couldn’t live without and her last brush with danger. FYI, if you’re looking for a snack it seems Chen’s desk is a good place to go for biscuits. See her chat with [Framed] here


That’s it for this week, hands up who still hasn’t done their Christmas shopping…