The week we believe in Magic (12.10.18)

Leaps and bounds

It’s been a long time coming folks, but we made it: KIA ORA, ‘Fact or Fantasy?‘, our FIRST content for the Magic Leap One created for Air New Zealand, which was unveiled this week at #LEAPcon 👏

It’s been a major endeavour for our Labs and Creative armies, who have worked for months with under-wraps technology to make something game-changing – as demonstrated by reactions like this:

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Just a little look at how we did it:

The full keynote here – jump to 01:51:00 to watch our own Simon Whalley sharing ‘Fact of Fantasy?’ with the audience, bravo sir

Big thanks to Johannes Saam, our pap on the ground at #LEAPcon, for the shots 💙 As suggested here, there’s more where this came from…stay tuned, futurists

Wild and free

Another one we’ve keenly awaited: congrats to the team in LA on the release of Free Solo 360°, an immersive accompaniment to Nat Geo Documentary’s Free Solo, which tells the story of free soloist climber Alex Honnold in his conquering of El Capitan. Get your eyes around it now

Bold and beautiful

A couple of Colour standouts: Beau Leon put the grade on Tomorrow: Not Impossible, which debuted in LA just last night; click through for some striking stills

This week’s Vimeo Staff Pick, short film Hands Up, Chin Down, premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest, complete with a Simon Bourne grade

And from Design, we’re proud to have played a logo-making part in the #VowForGirls campaign, which has prompted a social media storm this week as it seeks to end child marriage – how to get involved in the film and caption below

Top of the pop

Last chance saloon to vote in this quarter’s Staff Awards (and need I remind you, voting is super cool): go go go to the Intranet now


Taking care

World Mental Health Day took place this Wednesday, an important one to stop and acknowledge in these fast-paced and frenetic times. In London, we pressed pause to take a break – a message here from the HR team:

This week we hosted a World Mental Health Day event in the cafe. We had a wonderful turnout of employees across the business eager to ‘Take a Healthy Break’ from work and get involved in some relaxing activities such as colouring, adding to the Wall of Gratitude, trying a healthy snack or picking up some information from MIND on managing and improving our mental health

Swipe for more snaps from the event

Knowledge 101

你好, or nĭ hăo, from Chancery’s first Chinese class


London also hosted John Hutchinson from the Royal Veterinary College, who shared some in-depth detail on the latest research on animal movement, including x-ray videos (and real life artefacts) demonstrating how bones move

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And channelling that wisdom to the wider world: Modelling’s Chris Cook has been busy on the ACCESS:VFX national tour, speaking earlier today at College of West Anglia

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On the media circuit this week:

Chloe Grysole addressed the audience at Autodesk, in her role as president of the conseil d’administration of VES Montréal


We welcomed a whole bunch of brilliant women over to Chancery Lane, to take in the views and do some business – thanks to WAP, and to all the fierce Framestore females in attendance (more photos via Danielle Nadal, Lorraine Fearon)

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Framestore Pictures put on perhaps the most enviable gig of the week, inviting clients to a pasta-making sesh and ensuing carb coma; grazie a tutti for coming

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For those following Fat Bear Week 2018 (and you SHOULD), our winner is revealed

These are camp times we are living in, decrees the church of Vogue

And be warned: you can’t hide sh*t from Street View

C’est tout! Until the next 🙋