Lady & the Tramp
During their #D23Expo last Friday, Disney released the first official trailer for Lady and the Tramp, which has collected over 4.6m views to date.
Framestore are the lead VFX Studio on the film, taking on the two lead doggos, their supporting cast and some stand-out environments. Coming to Disney+ in Nov for our North American friends 🐕 🐕
The real Lady & the Tramp, Rose and Monte, were let off the leash onto the red carpet last Friday and stole the show.
When you find out Tramp was a rescue dog adopted by a family in California only to become a movie megastar..
His Dark Materials
Also getting New Trailer Treatment is HDM, featuring brand-new footage. The eight-part TV series will be coming to your screens this Autumn.
It was unveiled this week that The Aeronauts, our first feature film for Amazon Prime, has been selected as the Mayor of London’s Gala film at The BFI London Film Festival. Our MTL office have worked incredibly hard on the impressive vast environments, intricate clouds and built a CG London city in its entirety. The film is also screening at Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.
Check out the first trailer for the film, released yesterday.
Framestore Labs has designed, built and installed an integrated digital content system at Hudson Yards in New York which delivers high-end branding visuals and video content to visitors, residents and workers via a network of smart digital signage around the site.
Here’s a case study video on the project including the client saying how insanely brilliant (and modest) we are.
It’s rude, crude, downright bad-ass and an absolute hit with the public… We’ve been let off the leash this week as we were allowed to share our VFX breakdowns and chat to press about the work we’ve done.
World of Warcraft
The LA office delivered World of Warcraft this week, with Beau Leon working his magic on the grade. Give it a watch below. It’s a surprisingly catchy tune too.
The Capture is a three-part BBC One series which starts on Tuesday, a show that we provided series management VFX for and consultancy to make sure the deep fake technology present in the show is plausible. Keep your eyes open for press on our work for the show.
Hobbs and Shaw
VFX Supe, Ben Loch (LDN) spoke to Art of VFX to dish the details on how we created the action-packed end sequence for the Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Have you got the latest edition of Cinefex? It covers our work on the mind-bending Illusion Battle Sequence from concept to final VFX.
We spill secrets on the VFX work we did for The Boys to Den of Geek, which resulted in an in-depth feature with Pedro Sabrosa and Chris Gray (LDN).
And this Art of VFX interview with the shows overall VFX Supe mentions the “phenomenal job” The Third Floor did in previs and takes us through the truck crash scene which our VFX artists brought to life in extraordinary detail.
Places to go, people to see
LDN SIGGRAPH presents Avengers: Endgame
Stu Penn, VFX Supervisor, LDN, presented our work on Avengers: Endgame to artists working in the London VFX industry. London Siggraph hosts regular presentations, screenings, networking events and even comedy nights, so make sure to sign up for their latest events.
Women In Animation
Over in our MTL studio, Framestore were proud to host Women in Animation’s first visibility event series last night, with a mission to support and encourage women within the industry. The event brought together over 80 industry professionals eager to learn top tips on how to get into the industry.
The night kicked off with an inspiring speech by MD Chloe Grysole (MTL), about her own journey in VFX production, with the main takeaway being that you take all opportunities that come your way with conviction, from interviews to meetings, it’s all a valuable learning process.
Key players in the Recruitment field joined the panel from Ubisoft, Method studios, Cinesite, RHUM and of course, joined by the very best of them all… our own Head of Recruitment Benoit Debaecker.
MTL are going full celebration mode in honour of Pride, with the team participating in a video for QVFX with the goal of promoting inclusion in our industry.
Heading south, our NY office kicked off a wellness partnership with Eat Stretch Nap (sounds pretty good to me). Employees had a healthy lunch and participated in various examples of meditation. Eat Stretch Nap will be providing monthly customized yoga/meditation/wellness events. Their classes aim to inspire happiness, positive energy and productivity in the workplace.
Summer Chancery Lane street event
Next week, Chancery Lane Association will shutdown Chancery Lane every lunch time from the 3rd – 5th September and Framestore are getting involved. Head down from 12-2pm to show your support for the PicUpForLondon exhibit, created by Lighting TD, Alastair Cross (LDN) and Pixel Fux, one of our in-house bands.
The amount of litter on our streets is an ever-growing concern for our environment. PicUpForLondon is a community project set up by Alastair Cross (LDN), with the assistance of people here at Framestore, committed to raising awareness so we can all contribute to a cleaner environment.
Alastair will be exhibiting an photomosaic made from thousands of photos of litter submitted by the general public and carrying with it a powerful message. Come and support him at lunchtimes, 12-2pm next week on the 3rd, 4th and 5th September.
Want to help during the event? If you’d like to be a part of this worthy cause, and help support Alastair and the team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Thursday 5th September, one of our LDN based FS bands “Pixel Fux” will be hitting up Chancery Lane with a live acoustic performance as part of the Lunchtime Street events.
Danielle, Puff and Jimmy will be performing the first set at 12pm on stage by Breams Buildings and again at 1pm.
Congratulations to our apprentices, Ciaran O’Neachtain (Paint and Roto Artist) and Joel Foster (Assistant TD) who have graduated to become fully fledged employees at Framestore. Seen below alongside HR, their mentors John Ray, Hayley Thomas and Mike McGee marked the occasion in a sunny London last week.
A reminder that it is a US bank holiday this coming Monday 2nd September.