The week we’re proud 🏆 (25.01.19)


On Tuesday the long-awaited Oscar nominations were released. We scored a nomination in Visual Effects for Christopher Robin – huge congrats to the nominees Chris Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones & the rest of the team in London and Montreal who brought our childhood friends to life.

…And let’s also say a massive well done to everyone who worked on Avengers: Infinity War and to our wonderful Art Department, whose concept work helped bring Ready Player One to life as both films are also nominated.


Let’s Taco-bout it

How far would you go to retrieve your Nacho fries? The brilliantly witty and VFX-heavy spot was led by Framestore’s ECD Aron Hjartarson in LA

View the Taco-Bell spoof and find more information here

We also launched the IKEA ad that sees pyjama-clad night-clubbers heading ‘out-out’ to celebrate all that is magical about bedtime. Directed by advertising legend Juan Cabral and led by CD Jordi Bares out of London.

Read more about it here

Ocean Spray

The newest ad ‘Act Tiny. Be Mighty’ places the focus on the family farms who are the heart of the company.


Pika Pika 🕵 Our favourite sleuth stars in this brand new Detective Pikachu TV spot


Houdini Connect

Ahmed Gharraph, Joint Head of CG, IA, led a production talk on Houdini characters and crowds with the SideFX gang in London

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Ahmed speaking today

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V&A Parallel Worlds Conference

London’s CG Supervisor, Amanda Johnstone-Batt took to the stage to talk all things rides.


Head of Talent in London, Amy Smith, spoke to Cubebrush about how to get yourself hired at Framestore. Fingers crossed none of us will need to read this one for tips – quick look like you’re working hard.

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“The Oscars mean nothing” – our other favourite bear might have missed out on a nomination, but he’s got a hoard of fans supporting him


Back to School

The first first sculpture class in London has been completed. It was taught by our own Kresten Smedemark, and the sculpt is by Tamas Kurdi. Grace Wilson in the capture lab team kindly scanned these using photgrammerty.

See photos of the sculpture and the Maya model to the right.




New in colour this week is the work of colourist Clark Griffiths (CHI) for Sabian Cymbals, featuring artist Christ Turner of Oceans Ate Alaska.

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#Veganuary update

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That rounds this week up – catch you next week!