Gather round, team.
Have a look at what’s been going on this week at Framestore
In case you missed the action, four large men who throw an egg-shaped ball around for a living visited 28CL on Monday to play Air New Zealand’s ‘Fact or Fantasy’
The guys were all blown away by the complex detail and interactive elements of the storytelling experience. Congratulations to Labs, who have worked tirelessly to continually evolve the game, making it into the 3D board game masterpiece it is today.
Waisake was the only player light enough to have a go on our AMFAM rig.
Ireland claimed victory over the All Blacks last month, and Richard Fish accidentally chose the only piece of clothing to wear that didn’t need ironing…
The rest of the team at Framestore managed to squeeze in for a group shot…
Labs continue to tour the AR game… next stop: ‘Most Contagious’.
The Disney trailer has just dropped, showcasing some of Montréal’s stunning VFX work on the project. Props also to our art department, who worked on set extensions, costume work and environments for this dazzling big-screen adaptation.
The first-ever world premiere held in India for a major Hollywood release; the Mowgli cast and crew attended the Mumbai Premiere to celebrate the story’s Indian roots
The Reviews are (of course) celebrating your epic work bringing the film to life:
James Razzall, dazzles in this interview discussing how we stay at the forefront of creativity and technology.
LA hosted the Shots Rising Stars party, where our very own Michelle Lee was acknowledged as a rising star!
Adrien Saint Girons at Ideas in Motion FITC in Toronto talking about Blade Runner 2049! Check out his talk here
Our Head of TV, Michelle Martin, was at this year’s conference, talking about conjuring VFX for today’s TV audiences. On other panels were bods from Netflix, Amazon and Sky, so we’d say she was keeping pretty good company
Supes Christian Manz & Andy Kind joined David Watkins (Special Effects) and BAFTA/VES members for a screening & panel on the making of Fantastic Beasts & the power of collaboration when making these amazing films
Sensing the Future
Mike McGee shone on stage in Shanghai at the OTC ‘Sensing the Future’ talk this month
Sculptures are coming along nicely in London
This week in London the HR Team facilitated two well-being sessions. Our neighbours, Pure Sports Medicine visited on Tuesday afternoon and delivered a talk on High Performance Living that covered everything from hydrating properly to getting the right amount of sleep and eating a proportionate diet.
* Pure Sports Medicine offer all Framestore employees a 20% discount on their services *
Mindfulness in the Workplace hosted the second session discussing Children’s Wellbeing for parents / expectant parents on Wednesday afternoon. The workshop provided an overview of ‘good enough’ parenting, children’s mental health, creativity and providing emotional support. For those who missed this session, a recorded version will be posted on the Training site
Simon Bourne’s beautifully soft hues for Agoria’s music video
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“Subtle pastel colours and low contrast blending with natural Lebanese sunlight helped to show the innocence of the troops training for war”. A beautiful soft-hued grade to reflect the films narrative for @Agoria music video ‘Embrace’ ✨✨ Grade by @simon_colour_bourne • #framestore #InColour #grading #colourist
and Beau Leon grades bold images honouring strong women through history
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This Friday's #InColour is brought to you by amazing women everywhere. 1️⃣-4️⃣ shows the latest from @beau_leon, featuring @iamjhud and stills from her new video 'I'll Fight,' honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg and strong women throughout history. Directed by Tabitha Denholm. 5️⃣-8️⃣ feature stills from @carretero.color’s newest music video for @laurajanegrace’s new track “Apocalypse Now (& Later)”. Directed and Edited by Emily Esperanza. . #framestore #color #colorist #grade #musicvideo
In Other News
Take a look at who Indiewire think might make the VFX Bake-Offs for this year’s Oscars.
Weird but relevant #Baloo
Has Anil been method acting this whole time in preparation for his Baloo role?
and watch this space in next weeks round-up for your behind-the-scenes making of action of our favourite carrot-craving festive Reindeer
Tomorrow is officially the first day of holiday season . So that’s less than a month until you break out the family board games only to be reminded why your family don’t play board games anymore. In that spirit I thought I’d re-share this gem with you all…
Have a brilliant weekend!