The week we party (20.12.19)



This week the Oscar VFX Shortlist was released and THREE films we worked on have made the top ten. They are:

Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame
Alita: Battle Angel

We’re keeping everything crossed for the nominees which will be announced in early in the New Year.


His Dark Materials

Don’t miss the big finale of His Dark Materials this weekend!

We’ve released some sublime breakdowns from last week’s episode, including the epic bear fight between Iofur and Iorek – which has received over 10k views on Twitter – and the transformation of Wales into the icy North. Keep your eyes peeled on our channels for more content next week – just in time for the holidays.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol was broadcast last night in the US and starts this Sunday on BBC One at 9pm in the UK. A huge project for the television team, Framestore was the sole VFX creative partner and in the words of the series producer ‘integral to the creative vision of the show.’ 

A huge congratulations to the team for their hard work and tune in at 9pm on BBC One or catch up on FX’s online services. 

HBO’s Watchmen

Fancy some more VFX breakdowns of Framestore’s incredible work? Check out the the work we did for Watchmen here

The Aeronauts

The MTL office created stunning environments and VFX for The Aeronauts, and as of this week you can see Framestore’s handywork on Amazon Prime. We do clouds, and we do clouds good.



VFX Supes, Stu Penn (LDN) and Christian Kaestner (MTL) talk to CINEFEX. Read about the process behind the making of the film, including Previs, hot air balloon rides and how we created those incredible cloudscapes.


Framestore gets a name drop in Forbes for our VFX work.

The good, the bad and the liars

Working across 225 shots, The Good Liar, starring Helen Mirran and Ian McKellen, called for Framestore to work it’s magic with ‘invisible’ VFX. Take a look at our website to find out more about the sequences we worked on.

Apple TV+ See

Head here to watch the VFX breakdown and read all about the work we did on See for Apple TV.

Several members of the team also spoke to Ian Failes at Befores and Afters to talk in-depth about what went into creating the below fully-CG shot for the series. 

McDonald’s – Near Misses

The London advertising team recently delivered some clean-up work for this McDonald’s ad, rounding off a great year of work with agency Leo Burnett.

First Choice

The London advertising team also delivered this well-shared ad for First Choice holidays. Well done team on some ridiculous work.

What we’ve been up to

Pascal Clément, Head of Modelling (MTL) gave an insider look into the technical and creative challenges faced by his department on His Dark Materials. This was part twp from the first one that he gave a few weeks back.

Business in the front, party in the back

We’ve got photo evidence (and video, fortunately for some) that Framestore have been busy celebrating the upcoming holidays. Take a look at your colleagues antics over the last of weeks…



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and a Christmas gift to you all … 34 seconds of Chris Waitt on Karaoke.


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Don’t forget to use #FramestoreLife on your insta posts for anything Framestore related (above board please we know what you lot are like) and you’re pretty faces will be featured in the Round Up.


Colourist, Beau Leon (LA) worked on the grade for Absolut Elyx’s latest two spots titled, ‘Out to Sea’ and ‘Drive In’.