The week we stroll into the Jungle (09.11.18)

Firstly, it was #NationalCappuccinoDay and #NationalDonutDay this week in the UK, so grab a coffee and a well-deserved donut and have a scroll through what we’ve been up to this week.


In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle

Join the 455,000 people, and counting, taking a walk into the deeper, darker and more dangerous jungle for the much-anticipated Mowgli: set to release next month on Netflix and hitting selected cinemas

 


#InColour

Colourist @beau_leon leads us through the crisp Autumnal season with this beautifully winter-y grade

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So, where have we been this week? The question is, where haven’t we been

Simon Whalley graced the stage at Web Summit in Lisbon, focusing on the evolution of entertainment within the immersive and interactive realms

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… Amanda Johnstone-Batt took to the stage at Ciclope Festival in Berlin, wowing the crowd with her presentation on the art of theme park rides

 

…and Chris Cook makes his way up t’ York today for ASFF to discuss all things Winnie the Pooh & friends

 


32 years and we’ve still got it Trophy on Apple iOS 12.1

LIA Awards

This week we won a Silver for Best Virtual Reality for Samsung A Moon For All Mankind, and Bronze for Best VFX for our work on ‘One Night‘ for Absolut. A huge WELL DONE and congratulations to all involved for your hard work 👏

Epica Awards: Shortlisted

On the shortlist for Best VR we have Samsung A Moon For All Mankind, our suitably festive Paddington & the Christmas Visitor for M&S is in the running for Best Animation AND the Sony commercial ‘Migration‘ is in the mix for Best Post-Production and FX


In the Press

Fancy some insight into Montreal life? Read this interview with Chloe Grysole, wherein she chats about running Framestore’s Montreal office and the city’s rich pool of VFX

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Events

LA held an event for the British Department of International Trade Advertising and the Chicago office hosted a successful film night presented by the Telly Awards and Storyhunter, which screened video work from Telly Award winners over the years

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Heading north, Montreal held a Production Quiz Night with a candid pose from the winning team pictured below 👌

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Always Learning

Figure sculpting begins in London, taught by our very own Kresten Smedemark. Students have so far built their armatures, next week they start piling on clay and at the end of the series they plan to do photogrammetry

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The LG London Training Room is getting busy with all kinds of training, and we’ve got a nice gif to prove it:

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Matt Hughes demonstrates Mush 3D

Head here to discover exciting training opportunities where you are


Business up front, Party in the back

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SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Holiday party dates:

CHICAGO: 13th December
LOS ANGELES: 13th December
LONDON: 19th December
MONTREAL: 13th December
NEW YORK: 6th December

Looks like 3 of our offices will be waking up on the 14th feeling absolutely terrible from the several tequila shots, copious amounts of prosecco, THAT dance on the table and a KFC boneless banquet the “dodgy burger” you ate the night before.

It’s only November 9th, though, so we won’t get too extra about Christmas just yet.

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Spotted in 28CL

It seems the Chancery lane lift momentarily joined the tube strikes this week.

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Cue Anchorman:

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In Other News

Chris Ashton let off the leash for ENG v. ALL BLACKS clash tomorrow

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Spice Girls 2019 reunion Microphone on Apple iOS 12.1

Netflix binge potential: The Sinner season 2 is released today.

& the Happiest of Birthdays to Razz in our LA office. We hope you’ll be celebrating in style Party Popper on Apple iOS 12.1

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Wherever you are and whatever you’re up to this weekend have a great one, you hard-working creative masterminds.