The week we’re zooming in (09.04.20)


We’d like to introduce the new-look Bizzie – the mascot of P&G brand Fairy – reimagined as a brand new 3D character. The team created and animated Bizzie in this short spot going live today, which introduces the new version of the character before a new TV commercial comes out in May, directed by our very own Paul O’Brien (LDN). 

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered

The NY office partnered with HBO and production company Show of Force to create the haunting title sequence for the true crime docuseries. Read more about it on our website here.

FTV Launches

Framestore’s very own in-house channel was launched this week. It will explore about whats going on in the world of VFX and aim to keep you informed, inspired, and connected with your colleagues.

Town Halls

CEO William Sargent & Chief Creative Officer Mike McGee have been travelling the world together (virtually speaking of course) and tdiscussing the ways in which Framestore has adapted to the current challenge. Catch up them here

Lady and The Tramp Q&A

On FTV Creative Director, Film, Christian Manz (LDN) spoke to Anim Supe Arslan Elver (LDN) and, back by popular demand, VFX Supe Kyle McCulloch about breathing photoreal canine life into the Disney animated classic Lady and the Tramp. Those watching sent in questions during the live stream for our panelists.

If you missed the session you can watch on demand here.


Timmy Failure

From script to screen, see this Before and Afters article where VFX Supe, Nicolas Chevallier (MTL) speaks to VFX journalist Ian Failes about our postviz process on CG polar bear ‘Total’.

The Witcher

VFX Supervisor Pedro Sabrosa (LDN) spoke to that pesky Ian again; this time about our work on The Witcher for the latest issue of VFX Voice. If your hard copy got sent to the office don’t worry; you can read it online here.

New ways of working


CCO, Mike McGee talks to Digiday on how we’re transitioning from live action shoots to fulfilling briefs using CGI and animation. Read it here

Screen International

Christian Manz (LDN) spoke to film industry magazine Screen International for a piece investigating how the VFX industry is adapting to the COVID-19 situation. Read the full article here.

Solutions in a remote world

Alex Thomas (LA) on how the post production industry is moving forward with creative solutions during this period of remote working. Read the interview here.

What we’ve been up to

Notre site français est maintenant en ligne!

Our French website has officially gone live.


It’s happy hour ft. social distancing in our LA office. Though I think someone should check if the person bottom left is legally allowed to drink…


Introducing Colour Assistant, Nabil Moo (LA) who provided the grade for ‘Grief’, a horror film short which played in several festivals last fall, including Fantastic Film Fest and Telluride Horror Show.

In Other News

Helping our frontline heroes

While we’re confined to the same four walls, most of us are feeling a little helpless whilst our countries medical staff are dealing with such challenging circumstances. One way you can help though is to donate to Meals for the NHS, who deliver food to hungry NHS staff facing gruelling shifts.

If you’re elsewhere in the world, which charities have you been donating to? Let us know and we can feature them in next week’s Round Up!

Actor John Krasinski gives us some good news and something to smile about.

A reminder that the UK office will be closed tomorrow and Monday for Easter, and the MTL office will be closed tomorrow.