The week we test new ground (20.4.18)

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The FINAL countdown

A brief cinematic beat before Avengers mania kicks off in earnest next week. Let’s fill the void with this madman – the final trailer in anticipation of Deadpool 2, set for release in May


FMXy

Next week sees a strong Framestore cohort arrive in Stuttgart for FMX. We’ve got panels and presentations aplenty, so keep your eyes on the channels for more from the festival floor (not literally, we hasten to add). Skip through this Insta gallery for event details


Zero Weeks goes to Washington

YEAH IT DOES 👊 Huge congratulations to Chicago MD Krystina Wilson who has been instrumental in the making of this hard-hitting docu, which was screened before US Congress in DC on Tuesday. The film now goes on to the Nashville Film Festival. Reminder of the project and work right HERE

 

'Zero Weeks' goes to Washington


New spaces

Broadcast profiled 28 Chancery in all its shiny new glory; shout out to Steve MacPherson for his work on this piece

Keeping on the ‘big, bold, beautiful’ theme, London also took its biannual trip to the Leicester Square IMAX for Staff Presentation #gobigorgohome

London Staff Presentation April 2018


New office

Congratulations to James Razzall, now President, North America Advertising; he took a few moments aside from West Wing Culver City duties for a [FRAMED] grilling

View at Medium.com


Commercial break

A splash of Colour: gorgeous work from Beau Leon for St Vincent, directed by Philippa Price

And a Flame/Colour combo out of London for the new Ford Fiesta Active courtesy of Simon Bourne, George Roper and Tim Greenwood, take a roam around:

 

An exciting new venture too, from Ventures – get ready to see a lot more of this realtime rendered guy…


Launchpad Insights

In London we were proud to host a cohort of industry young guns in the pilot Launchpad Insights week. Running in conjunction with NextGen Skills Academy, we’re working to open the VFX world to the creative stars of the future. Big thanks to everyone who volunteered their time this week

The scheme even scored time on the airwaves, with Head of Talent Amy Smith appearing on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat yesterday – jump in around 8m50s

Thanks also to Animation’s Ross Burgess and Oz Gani who were at Escape Studios today alongside Andrew Schlussel, sharing golden animation intel with the students

https://escapestudiosanimation.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/framestores-oz-gani-and-ross-burgess.html


From the outfield

Flamestorrrrrrrm! They’re back. Scenes from last night in London, courtesy of Leah Selby

Flamestorm April 2018

Huge congrats to Kate McAuley, who smashed the Brighton Marathon last Sunday; she ran for a fantastic cause and is fast closing in on the £1000 marker in her fundraising, all the details to donate here

Kate McAuley, Brighton Marathon

 

And GOOD LUCK AND HYDRATION to any in our midst hitting the London course this Sunday – set to be the sweatiest on record.

Got a sporting endeavour you’d like to share with the Framestore fam? Get in touch


Mixer

Speaking of hydration… the next VES London Pub Night takes place next week, DETAILS

 

 

 

 


Media circus

Fame and deepfakery, courtesy of Mr David Hay:

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-week/20180414/281698320329668

Jordan, we could help make this slicker, just saying:

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/4/17/17247334/ai-fake-news-video-barack-obama-jordan-peele-buzzfeed

Buy a damn reusable, yeah?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43739043

Nat Geo’s come over all…sexy

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/national-geographic-unveils-redesign-with-new-typefaces/?mm_5ad728c3c1a80=5ad728c3c1b23

 

On that note: a beautiful goodbye. From London, with love 🙋