The week we teach a class at Hogwarts (28.02.20)

AdAge Shortlist

We’ve been shortlisted for VFX company of the Year at the AdAge Creativity Awards. Congratulations to everyone; keep doing what you’re doing Framestore, legends. Never mind those other unknowns on the list…


The latest issue of Cinefex marks the magazine’s 40th birthday so we took to social media to congratulate the whole team.


Creating an avalanche

See how we brought an avalanche to life in the height of Californian summer for the new Toyota spot HERE

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Lead Compositor, Owen Braekke-Carroll (LDN) spoke to Backstage, a news and info site for actors about what de-aging technology means for the industry and how we used deepfake to put some words in Bill Nighy’s mouth for Detective Pikachu. Read it here

What we’ve been up to

Ridin’ Solo

The immersive team in London hosted Nick De Semlyen, the editor of Empire; the world’s biggest movie magazine, on a shoot for project p712 which will see him featured in an upcoming movie-themed ride.

Presentations, Talks & Masterclasses

Open Mike Night

The DPP hosted an exclusive ‘Drink with Mike McGee’ yesterday inside London’s BT Tower. Our CCO, Mike presented on The Future of Entertainment, discussing everything from our award-winning VFX on the likes of Avengers: Endgame to immersive theme parks and VR experiences.

Hogwarts Express

Creative Director, Film, Christian Manz (LDN) and Compositor, Brooke McGowan (LDN) visited the Great Hall in the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Leavesden to take part in an evening on creative careers in the wizarding world.


ATD, Denis Shpakov (LDN) and Environments TD, Sergei Konorev (LDN) visited Staffordshire Uni this week to talk about life at Framestore and to host a masterclass for the students.


Modeller, Ruairidh MacNeill (LDN) is presenting at the sold out conference for 2D and 3D artists, Vertex today to discuss the films he’s worked on and how VFX had evolved with new developments in technology.

Careers Fair

Ross Burgess (LDN) and Launchpad Recruiter, Annie Barlow (LDN) made their way to Hertfordshire Uni careers fair to give advice to prospective students interested in VFX. (Note the sad lonely stall next to ours)

Eat. Stretch. Nap

NY had their monthly mediation lunch with ongoing wellness partner, Eat. Stretch. Nap.

Valerie Charlton, Making It: Special Effects Before CGI

Making It: Special Effects Before CGI is now available to watch. The LDN office welcomed Valerie Charlton to present her work on modelmaking and special effects on a series of classic films including Monty Python films, Indiana Jones, The Dark Crystal and more. Learn about the creative and technical process of creating these effects before CGI.

Back to School

Know of any fresh faces who’d love the opportunity to work in VFX? Applications for our Launchpad Internship schemes are opening globally, head HERE for more info.


Simon Bourne (LDN) grades Coldplay’s latest single ‘Champion of the World’.

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