Oscars VFX Longlist
Seven films we worked on have made it into the prestigious Oscars VFX Longlist:
SpiderMan: Far From Home
Hobbs and Shaw
Alita: Battle Angel
Congratulations to everyone involved! We’ll keep you updated on which make it into the shortlist in the New Year.
Further congratulations are in order as His Dark Materials and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu are nominated for Best Character Animation – TV/ Media and Best Character Animation – Live Action, respectively.
The MTL crew braved the elements recently to see their glorious work at the IMAX as nature intended.
No Time to Die
Shaken, not stirred. Bond is back in a big way and those who went to the latest WIP screenings will doubtless recognise our Framestore shots…
His House (in the middle of his street)
His House, the feature debut from hotly-tipped writer-director Remi Weekes, is going to get its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The creepy ‘elevated horror’ tale is backed by New Regency and BBC Films, and features work by our LDN IA team – could it be 2020’s Hereditary?
McDonald’s Frozen II
The CHI office worked on a spot to promote the release of Happy Meal coinciding with Frozen II. Led by CD Danny PelPurgatorio and Comp Supe Chris Beers, the team transformed the original vibrant green landscape into a fall-coloured orange and red setting, complimented with a grade from Simon Bourne.
His Dark materials
Definition magazine delved into the mysterious world of His Dark Materials, slapping Lyra and Pan on the cover and devoting a cool seven pages to the BBC/HBO extravaganza. Overall VFX supe, Russell Dodgson (LDN) spoke to the magazine on the show’s spellbinding VFX.
The Final Countdown
The Guardian is counting down its top 50 TV shows of 2019, and Framestore has totted up four titles as critics work their way from 50 to 11: The Capture, Watchmen, The Crown and His Dark Materials. Have a look at the countdown here
The return of Mary Poppins Returns
Fantasy/Animation speak to VFX Supe Christian Kaestner and Comp Supe Frederikke Glick (MTL) on the detailed and stylised look we created for Mary Poppins Returns. Head here to listen.
Framestore’s New Digs
Out and About
VFX Exec Producer, James Whitlam (LDN) sat on a panel alongside the great and good of high-end television at the Content London conference this week. The panel examined how film-quality VFX can be brought to episodic entertainment.
CG Supe, Alan Woods (LDN) took to the stage earlier today in Barcelona to talk about the magical environments we created for Mary Poppin’s Returns.
We took our Game of Thrones VR experience Beyond the Wall to Most Contagious, a conference showcasing the most innovative and world-class campaigns in the great big marketing world and we captured some excellent reactions..
Our CEO, William Sargent was the guest of honour at LDN’s weekly runner training session. He shared his journey, his vision for the company, and answered some great questions from our diligent runners.
All for a good cause
The MTL office have been bakin’ sweet, sweet goods to raise money in the battle against cancer. The bake sale was a huge success, raking in a total of $595.35. The event was put on in addition to MTL’s Framestore Connect Game Night, where beer donations were also collected. In total, they’ve managed to raise funds in excess of $1700.00!
The FS Movember team would like to send a massive THANK YOU everyone who joined in on Friday to support the cause and to all the bakers who took the time to create a huge variety of goodies that everyone got to enjoy Friday.
The LDN office transformed the cafe into a festive hub of Christmas gifts. The Christmas Fair was selling everything from succulents (festively named ‘Prick’) and ceramics to liqueurs and paintings.
The latest series of Portrait Sculpture classes in the LDN office have come to a close with some hella good results.
That’s it for this week, catch you next time!