The week we’ve got a can-do attitude (14.06.19)


A beer can and a games controller all rolled into one?! The team, led by Anthony Gibbs (LDN), worked to bring the intricate inner workings of the cantroller to life on screen. Most importantly, the new accessory means you can game without ever putting your beer down. Read more on our website here


Variety – Miller Lite Made a Beercan Video Game Controller

AdAge – Miller Lite turned a beer can into a gaming controller

LBB – Miller Lite Launches the Cantroller: The First Gaming Controller You Can Drink

The Framestore team (LA) were at the E3 event for Miller Lite debuting the Cantroller.


Coming soon: Visa

Behind the scenes snaps of the upcoming Visa spot with Andy Rowan-Robinson on set directing with Framestore Pictures.

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Framestore’s fierce women Fire on Apple


Among a strong line-up of 99 other amazing women on the Pitch 100 Superwomen list is our very own Deputy MD, Commercials (LDN) Lottie Cooper. The list celebrates women working behind the scenes in the creative industry, or, to put it simply: women who get shit done.


Industry Champion

Head of Talent, Amy Smith (LDN) has been named as an Industry Champion for Creative PEC. The centre will draw on the knowledge of each of the ‘industry champions’ to inform academic research, leading to better policies for the creative industries 👍


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Createch ‘Ones to Watch’

Framestore has been named by the Creative Industries Council as a company to watch within Immersive Entertainment AR / VR in its Createch ‘Ones to Watch’ report which you can read here.

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Campaign: En route to Cannes

As a partner of the Advertising Association in its presence at Cannes Lions 2019, Framestore and CCO Mike McGee has been profiled in Campaign’s special festival issue.

Podcast: And Now This

Creative directors duo Paul Bakker and Jeroen de Korte, and founders of And Now This podcast, speak to CCO Mike McGee (LDN) about our most iconic projects, starting up Framestore and valuable lessons he’s learned from the process.

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VFX Tech Talk

Montreal Head of Paint and Roto Lars Eriksen spoke to Steve Wright about how aspiring artists can get a foot in the vfx industry. Have a listen here

IAAPA Expo Asia

The Framestore rides team were at IAAPA Asia in Shanghai, China where more details about the Lionsgate Entertainment World project were unveiled. The team is now in Hengqin delivering our media on the ground at the theme park.

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Annecy Animation Festival takeover

We’ve been making waves in the beautiful town of Annecy, France, at the annual Animation Festival. The week included two completely sold out talks, panels, Q&As, meetings with potential future Framestorians and, of course, the obligatory Framestore party.

First up to the stage was Head of Recruitment (MTL) Benoit Debaecker and Head of Animation Kyle Dunlevy (MTL) with their talk: ‘Framestore: A Place to Create’

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Senior Recruitment Manager, Ian Landman (LDN) took part on the ‘Getting Ready for Talent’ panel, dishing out what we look for in the Animation Industry to a crowd of over 200 people. Can you spot Ian? 🔍


Sam Rowan joined our friends Wacom to talk about his career as a concept artist, workflow and recent project Fantastic Beasts 2, at a fully booked talk to students

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Arslan Elver then talked us through Framestore’s work on Disney’s Oscar-nominated Christopher Robin in the annual VFX panel

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People poured into Cafe des Arts for some informal socialising with the Framestore crew – the rain didn’t stop us!

Birmingham Design Festival

CCO Mike McGee was at the festival presenting on The Future of Storytelling.

Unreal Academy

CG Supe, Rides, Amanda Johnstone-Batt (LDN) was in North Carolina last week to presenting on the future of next-gen rides at Unreal Academy

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Amanda also did a live interview on Facebook after her presentation at the Unreal Academy event.

Meanwhile, at Escape Studios in London, Framestorians from across the company spent a day learning Unreal Engine

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Storming Ahead Soccer Ball on Apple

Do I even need to say it? We won. Of course we did. Nail Polish: Medium-Light Skin Tone on Apple

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Let’s let the champs speak for themselves. Here’s what they had to say:


“This week, Framestore FC was facing a new team in the league, Mill Film. After 10 minutes after the start of the game, they only had 2 players, thus we won by default. They eventually got more players later on so we played a scrimmage game.

Another 3 points in the bag (an easy one though)! We are still in second place. Next game: Rodeo FX.”


“Flamestorm toughed it out in a rainy Camden this week to bring home our 7th win from 8 games. Our opponent came if carrying a few injuries and the game was never really in queston. After a slow start from both sides with solid outfielding all around our bats came alive in the 3rd as we put a massive 12 runs on the board and our opponents decided they’d had enough. Final score Flamestorm 16 – 0 TMS ‘Screwballs’.

MVP this week goes to Puff for some a solid return, with some great plays, at first base and a beast of a home run that left everyone in Awe.”



Maria Carretero (CHI) grades the latest playful spot for McDonald’s and Uber Eats, featuring VFX by Framestore.


Simon Bourne (LDN) works his colour magic on ‘Hello Light’ Volkswagon.

That’s it for this week, catch you next time Oncoming Fist on Apple

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