The week we talk BAFTA (11.01.19)

BAFTA Nominations

This week BAFTA announced that TWO films our VFX teams worked on are nominated for the award in Special Visual Effects – Avengers: Infinity War and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (with named nominees Christian Manz & Andy Kind). Ready Player One has also been nominated, featuring work designed by our brilliant Art Department. To all of the hard working creatives behind these incredible films, take a bow Clapping Hands on Apple Clapping Hands on Apple


Oscar Bake-offs

While we’re talking awards – and Framestore being magnificent generally – Chris Lawrence, Mike Eames, Theo Jones and Kyle McCulloch attended the Oscar VFX bake-offs hosted in LA last weekend.

Chris, Mike and Theo were representing Christopher Robin, while Kyle was there showcasing Mary Poppins Returns. Also in the running and featuring Framestore VFX work are Avengers: Infinity War and Welcome To Marwen, while Ready Player One also benefited from extensive Framestore concept art. Now to the nominations 🤞

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Blimin’ Marvel-ous

With over 49 million views on the first Captain Marvel trailer, the love is now pouring in for the new, third trailer featuring tasty new content from the film 🙌



Framestore’s Angela Zhu and team collaborated with LA-based creative studio, Midnight Sherpa, to create a three-minute film on an EPIC scale. The film opened Tencent’s annual WE summit. Based around Janus the Roman god of past and future, the piece celebrates the excellence of mankind’s scientific developments.

Delve deeper into the brains behind the impressive design concepts here



We’re bear good at creatures. Chloe Grysole, Managing Director of our Montreal studio, was interviewed in this paw-some piece by Globe and Mail 🐻



You’re in for a treat this week with two colour spots, the first by Jessica Vile and second by Beau Leon.

And soon to be on our instagram is the new Allstate Insurance campaign featuring Mayhem. Our genius team in Chicago did the VFX, while Beau worked his magic on the grade.


Riddle me this

It’s international brain teaser month so I’ll leave you with a couple of these simple riddles -“EASY” I hear you say… Well, reader, prove it.

  1. I have keys but no locks. I have a space but no room. You can enter, but can’t go outside. What am I?
  2. Which is the longest word in English?
  3. What comes once in a minute and twice in a moment but never in a thousand years?

Congratulations on making it through your first full week of 2019. Now get outta here.

giphy (5).gif