Clio Entertainment Awards
Three Framestore projects scooped awards at this year’s Clio Entertainment Awards: Free Solo 360, the Game of Thrones: Beyond The Wall VR experience and the Framestore Pictures-directed New Year’s Eve spot for How To Train Your Dragon.
Well done to the genius Framestorians involved on these projects.
McDonald’s – Ellie & Archie
The #ReindeerReady story continues… Framestore teamed up with Leo Burnett and Passion Animation to deliver this new festive commercial for Maccy’s.
Televisual Facilities 50
Framestore came out THIRD overall in this year’s Facilities 50, featured in the latest issue of Televisual. Not only that, but take a look at the handsome, Framestore-crafted bear on the front cover.
We were first in the peer poll, where our competitors vote for who they admire. They described our work as ‘incredible‘ and ‘critically-acclaimed,’ and we were praised for our ‘international outlook‘ and ‘client services‘. They said we were a ‘trusted and established team,’ we ‘developed talent‘ and ‘sold the UK as a post/VFX destination.’
Our clients said about us that we’re ‘a great bunch of people pushing tech in interesting ways‘ – a sentiment not shared about anyone else. We were praised for our ‘sophisticated post production‘ as well as our ‘great work and talented operators‘ and for having ‘great vision.’
What we’ve been up to
You know how it is – an average week at Framestore, which includes presentations, learning new languages and careening around on dirt bikes.
Symposium: Stranger than Fiction
Senior Creative Technologist, Johannes Saam (LA) spoke at an event last weekend which brings together creatives to talk about storytelling through different mediums.
Animation Supe, Marco Marenghi (LA) organised the annual event
Beers and board games
The MTL office hosted another Framestore Connect Event this week, inviting employees and their significant others to Board Game Night.
They were also selling beverages (read: beer) as part of their Movember fundraising. The total so far stands at $250, with plans to host a bake sale next week to raise even more. So, if you’re in MTL, justify that much-craved sugar hit by telling yourself it’s for charity.
Our most recent graduates from the Mandarin course in the LDN office.
In this week’s session, our animation trainees in the LDN office sketched a live model (by the looks of the fella on the left, the session took quite a while).
Breaking the ice
Our animation trainees are also taking part in weekly improv classes, taught by Bruce MacKinnon. The classes help the animators grow in confidence and teach them how to make unexpected choices in their performances.
The LDN office welcomed Alli Goodbold to the building, who gave advice to employees on how you can reduce your stress through a varied diet. HR regularly run these and many other similar talks so if you missed out this time do not fret, there’s more on their way.
If you’ve been involved in any work-related events in or outside of the office just mention #Framestorelife on Instagram and we’ll feature your pretty faces in the Round Up.
The talented Beau Leon (LA) works his colour magic on the new single ‘Show Me Love’ by Alicia Keys, ft. Miguel.
NY – Thursday 5th December
MTL – Thursday 5th December
LA – Friday 6th December
LDN – Wednesday 18th December (RSVP by 3rd December)
CHI – Wednesday 18th December
That’s it for this week – now get outta here and enjoy your weekends.