The #ReindeerReady week (23.11.18)


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Try not to let this go to your heads, BUT you are reading the round-up of the HIGHEST rated Post Production house in the UK Peer Poll.

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Twitter has been an explosion of melting hearts, gleeful sobs and adoring fans. Have we out-festived the festive favourites ‘John-Lewis’? I think so. Aldi’s ‘Kevin the Carrot’ ain’t got nothin’ on us either. Congratulations to all involved for being so supremely talented!  Nail Polish: Light Skin Tone on Apple

Have a look at some reviews:

The Daily Mail: “the best so far”
The Independent: “most festive”
The Evening Standard: “better than John Lewis”

Damn straight, Hannah.

We’ve even got Aldi capitalising on us:

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Besides enjoying the vino, Christian Manz had the audience under his spell with his presentation at Autodesk in Paris showcasing Framestore’s work recreating the city, the snake transformation and conjuring Hogwarts’ Great Hall. There was great feedback from customers following Christian’s presentation and Q&A session.


Check out some of the Fantastic reviews for the film following it’s release :

The Independent: “astonishing level of visual detail”
Hollywood Reporter: “the film […] uses the beasts to enhance the story”
Radio Times: “a wonder and a joy to behold”

Round 2  Globe Showing Europe-Africa on Apple iOS 12.1Rocket on Apple

In 2016, we transported audiences into a not-so-distant Martian future of MARS. This year, we’re back working our VFX magic on MARS 2. Head to our website for more


#TooGoodToWait Shortcake on Apple

Especially relevant as I tuck into a bag of Maltesers, Fast Forward is the 3rd in line to a series of six Waitrose Christmas spots we worked on. Well done to the London team for their work on the humorous ads.


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 Peer Poll: 1st 1st Place Medal on Apple
Top 50 Facilities: 2nd Trophy on Apple Trophy on Apple
and finally, in the Top 10 best operators: Steffan Perry and Simon Bourne Oncoming Fist on Apple Oncoming Fist on Apple


IAAPA Florida – Theme Park Trade Show Roller Coaster on Apple

Talking of riling up the crowds, CAVU’s booth at IAAPA attracted a large crowd of eager spectators. Even the big industry magazine Blooloop put the booth at the top of things to see at the trade show! The event was attended by teams from London, NY and LA.

Last week was the official announcement of our GAME CHANGERS collaboration with Engineering experts CAVU from Canada at the theme park trade show IAAPA. Game Changers are a new genre of interactive theme park rides that allow guests to actually control the story.

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This project has been a collaboration of exceptional talent and hard work scoping all departments from Design, Art Department, 3D and Creative. Congratulations on it being such a success!

Caught on Camera: Montreal

To the West, we’ve had not two, not three but FOUR Framestore faces grace the screens of Global News live TV broadcast.

Global News were behind the scenes from 6am-9am yesterday. Chloe was interviewed discussing VFX and the ever-expanding Montreal team.

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Head of Creature Effects, James Nicholl, was next to be caught on camera to show the process of VFX from storyboard to the big screen.


Laurence made her cameo showcasing some VR equipment


and last but not least we have a new weather woman amongst us:

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Hip-hop Hype Man (aka Simon Whalley)

Having been the warm-up guy for talks by Andy Serkis and Tony Blair at LeapCon and Websummit, Simon Whalley finally hit the big time this week Martin Sorrell, no less, was his warm up at Connect London where he gave a talk about Immersive Experiences.



Last night in London the VFX team attended the cast and crew screening of Curfew at the Courthouse Hotel. The TV series for Sky One follows a group of amateur drivers from all over the world compete in an illegal night-time street race.

Having originally only been brought in to do a CG Mclaren chase and crash sequence for episode 1, they ended up taking on loads of comp, FX and graphics work across the whole series. Oncoming Fist on Apple  No biggie, then.



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Our artists spent time mentoring student’s projects at escape studios for Onehub this week.

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Our athletic, adrenaline junkie counterparts in LA were ridin’ dirty last week at their annual “Day in the Dirt”. Perfect weather, perfect BBQ and apart from Sean dislocating his elbow, a perfect day.


Hasta la vista, baby.

I’m as confused as you are by this one but great effort on the costume, dawg.

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We can be serious too though..

Now I take you from hot dogs and dirt biking to mixing with Members of Parliament in London. The House of Commons hosted the Advertising Association Parliamentary Reception, where we introduced some of our immersive work to both MPs & leading brands as part of the Promote UK initiative.



Access VFX superheroes team up to work the booth at WorldSkills UK Live


A group of artists from IA attended the Body Worlds exhibit in London to learn more about human anatomy



This week Framestore’s Jessica Vile is colouring our day with the new music video for SOLA’s ‘Save Yourself’. Check out some of the shots she worked on below

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Charity Pub Quiz for Movember

Sign up in teams of up to 8 and test your film knowledge on Tuesday 27th.

LDN: Christmas Fair Wrapped Gift on Apple Christmas Tree on Apple

Next Friday 30th it’ll be gifts galore on the 5th floor.

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Wishing our US colleagues a Happy Thanksgiving

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Now, who’s ready for the weekend?