Hobb$ & $haw
Since opening Worldwide last Friday, Hobbs & Shaw has raked in an impressive $198m and is the biggest movie in the world right now.
Now, we don’t want to boast. Wait. No I changed my mind, we do. Check out these stats. Three films we worked on, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home have made it into the top FIVE overall Top Movie Grosses for 2019.
Visit Britain with British Airways
In LDN, The Labs team have created an AR game for British Airways as part of its BA100 birthday celebrations, in which players have to use the headset and controls to land planes and collect British landmarks. Head here for more on the project.
Amazon’s Original series is making waves everywhere, becoming the service’s ‘highest rated original series ever on IMDB‘ and one of its most-watched shows.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts
Remember the first Fantastic Beasts film back in 2016? Here’s the incredible concept art Framestore created for the film on their snazzy new ArtStation page, all credit to our talented Art Department.
Lady and the Tramp
Head here for a first look at who’s playing which adorable doggo.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Carlos Monzon, VFX Supe, and Laurent Laban, Animation Supe, talked to the independent French newspaper Le Devoir about the creative process behind our creature work, with a spotlight on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Read the full article here
Michael Borhi, Head of Texture (MTL), spoke to PostPerspective during Siggraph last week about our VFX work on Captain Marvel – from the sleekly designed Helion spaceship to the alien planet Torfa.
What we’ve been up to
MTL Summer Party
It’s a tough life in MTL. Framestore families got together last weekend for their summer party featuring a live band, juggling, monocycles, performers on stilts, and a makeup artist for the kids. See more photos here
Check out these fine specimens from our latest sculpting class in London, taught by external teacher Livia Turco.
Over in the Chicago office Flame Artist, Krysten Richardson organised the first ever Flame User Group meet, with a very successful turn out!
The MTL Recruitment team challenged our Film Division Interns to some fun at an Escape Room. One intern, Paul Ringue was also celebrating his birthday. The team prepared a cake for him and he got challenged to the mechanical bull.
In LDN, Framestorians took a trip down the road at lunch to sketch Temple Church.
This quarter’s Staff Awards have been announced. Well done to all you Framestore legends.
Softball & Soccer
Having already won the league and secured promotion to Division 1 for 2020, Flamestorm had a comfortable win in the end of season play offs this week.
“After scoring 20 runs in the second inning while our opponents, Dunhumby ‘Jags’, found their feet. Final score 28 – 6. Mel Wong gets the votes for MVP this week after some strong hitting and a great leap forward in her first season. Next Thursday’s semi-final sees us take on 4th seed the TiPi ‘Chiefs’, so come down and cheer us on if your near Regent’s Park”
Congratulations are in order for Nicole De Santis, Puff Pisanwalerd and Nicolas Sauval who have been selected for the London Advertising Softball League’s All Star Rookie team for 2019. As part of this selection they get to go to Albuquerque, New Mexico to play in the Advertising World Series!
In MTL, the Framestore FC team went up against DNEG for the semi-final of soccer league. Here’s how it went down:
“We were leading the first half 1-0 and the second half finished 3-3. The game finished in a shoot-out and we sadly lost. I would like to thanks all of the players for this season. We had great fun and it was good to show the other team what Framestore was made up.”
You’re still champions to us, MTL.
Our talented Hayley Hornibrook (LDN) wrote her very own book, and got it published AND it’s in the top 3 best-sellers right now. Go on girl. Head here to download it for free until this Sunday!
In Other (devastating) News
Disney are playing some kind of sick joke and have announced there will be a Home alone reboot of the 90’s classic for a ‘New Generation’. I’m backing The Rock and Jason Statham to play Harry and Marv.
Catch you next week!