… and if you think the puns stop there you’d be gravely mistaken, my friends.
I come bearing good news – next week sees the release of Christopher Robin on DVD and Blu-Ray! Stay tuned to our Instagram for behind-the-scenes exclusives, including an adorable making-of 🐻🐷🐯
Elevating storytelling to the realms of the extraordinary, Framestore Pictures teamed up with 72andsunny to bring to life the enchanting story of Coco with Google Home Mini, directed by our very own Murray Butler. Read more on our site
If you missed the debut on Wednesday, treat yo’self and watch the spook-tacular short film Pet Zombies. Bravo to David Watson, Maria Sudarova and all artists involved for their hard work in creating this SUPERB short in their spare time over the course of the last 5 weeks https://www.front2.me/YHV3uU
Says Maria, ‘The idea was to get anyone that wanted to, to pitch an idea for the short. We voted on which one we wanted to make and then came together to make it. It was great fun and hard work. Thank you to all involved and I hope we can make more of these in the future!’
I Wanda have a go
This nine-minute entertainment experience is going down a storm in China. Led by Framestore’s Rides Directors Gavin and Jason Fox, I give you the i n c r e d i b l e work of the Design Studio, Art Department and the brilliant artists in IA behind sensational dark ride Pearl Quest. Have a little look at how they did it:
Spreading the love
Our Montreal recruiters Jules, Lee-Anne and Loic were seen spreading the Halloween spirit at Spark Animation in Vancouver
We’ve got our head in the clouds with Professor Andreas Zuend who gave a Cloud Physics training class geared to FX and Aeronauts teams.
Brightening up our week
@beau_leon creates a Colour standout. Here are some of his stills, dig in!
Always time for some Drama
Need some ‘Drama’ in your life? Then feast your eyes on this high fashion short film by Saam Farahmand, with work from our colour supremo Adam Stannard.
It dropped today on Nowness and AnOther, so check it out
Who run the world? Girls. A shout out to the talented Cynthia Crimmins, who was recently chosen by ‘Women in VFX’ to share her journey from animation into management and explain how she’s smashing it in the world of VFX
Paint me like one of your French girls
60 artists from across Framestore attended an all day training by Scott Eaton called Essential Anatomy Masterclass held at Somerset House in London
In other news
We held a series of short presentations sharing our process of creating lifelike characters with John Hutchinson and his team of researchers from Royal Veterinary College. The team have been sharing their knowledge about animal anatomy and locomotion. Presentations by Chris Cooke, Matt Goutte, Alvise Avati, Carl Bianco and Jacob Chako.
Framestorians the world over got their spook on for Halloween – check out some of the freshest costumes from either side of the pond.
Scenes from London – I think the Groom team should’ve been consulted on this one?
Spot the difference – is that you,
Los Angeles group photo, ft. mankini
Montreal got busy decorating and crowned this beautiful bunch their winners:
Meanwhile, it’s all fun and games in Chicago:
And we aren’t done showing off our creativity just yet. We also got our hands dirty carving pumpkin masterpieces.
If you fancy making one pumpkin creator in London very happy indeed, head here to cast your vote.
So who’s the bestest of them all? I’m new here and I need to make friends, so you’re all winners in my book.
Back to School
Do you know any young guns fresh off the block, interested in VFX?
Pump it (louder)
A reminder that the Third Floor’s in-house band will be playing at the Sir Christopher Hatton pub tonight
Well, that wraps this week up. Catch you next time.