Days until Avengers: Endgame release
The trailer for Hobbs and Shaw has just dropped. Liven up your Thursday and give this action-packed Fast&Furious spin-off a watch, starring Idris Elba as a superhuman badass.
Let’s hear it for The Boys
The brand new uncensored trailer is for your eyes only. Warning: Contains raunchy content, a large amount of sass, unruly superheroes and genius VFX by Framestore.
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Oh look it’s Idris again. The new spot is directed by renowned directer Justin Chadwick, with Framestore working its VFX magic and colourist Steffan Perry (LDN) bringing out the vibrant colour palette.
Mollie Williams, who stars as the extremely adorable superhero, left this extremely adorable comment on Youtube:
The commercials team in London have delivered some awesome screen-based AR and 360-degree video for Manchester City’s revamped tour of Etihad Stadium that lets fans take part in a press conference alongside club manager Pep Guardiola.
The club has announced its plans to press and our official comms will be following very shortly.
Who’s the swag-est of them all? Anibrain celebrates its 13th anniversary with this video paying tribute to the spirit of Gully Boy.
James Razzall talks about the struggles and future of cannabis advertising. Read it here.
What we’ve been up to
The US team who worked on Comcast were invited to the Philadelphia HQ for the internal launch of the dome…more detail to follow after official launch
Over in MTL, Tom McCarthy (Director, Timmy Failure) visited the studio – pictured here with the team.
Lead Modeller Chris Cook (LDN) took to the stage at Chesterfield College to give students advice about working in the wonderful world of VFX and film.
Head of Talent Amy Smith joined a panel to discuss improving the talent pipeline with our friends from NextGen
Meanwhile in our LDN digs JC Nouchy completed his series “Zero to Houdini” for IA in London. We’ve recorded the class and it’s available to everyone here.
Also in LDN, we celebrated this coming Easter weekend with a huge mound of hot cross buns – how else!
Modeller, Stuart Turnbull (LDN) will be taking on the Fireflies challenge tour which sees him ride a massive 1000km over eight days starting from Innsbruck, Austria and cycling through the Italian and French Alps, ending up in Cannes, France.
Donate to Stuart’s page here
There’s a storm comin’
It’s softball season in London and FlameStorm are back at it again with their first game next Thursday against rivals Adam&Eve DDB. The game will begin at 18:30, in Regents Park so come along to support them!
A bunch of Orange-clad Cowboys clash with a hoard of Vanilla-worshiping Cowboys to give you the new Orange Vanilla coke – their first new flavour in ten years. Watch part 2 of Coca-Cola’s new spot with colour by Simon Bourne (LDN).
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Orange meets its match out in the Wild West for @cocacola’s new spot ‘Feud’. Introducing the new #orangevanillacoke 🍊 Colour by @simon_colour_bourne Directed by @tom_noakes Agency @wiedenkennedy Production Company @prettybirdpic . #framestore #InColour #colourist #grading #cocacola
Elsewhere in the world, Beau Leon (LA) grades ‘Targets’, a harrowing short about school massacre shootings and the fear felt by students. See the full video here.
In Other News…
Mary Poppins Returns is out on DVD and Blu-Ray, so we can now revisit some of our magical work from last year. The movie has yielded over $171 million to date, making it the 4th highest-grossing musical of all time. Spit-spot.
… and take a look at the stella cast lined up for A Boy Called Christmas.
Happy Easter to you all!