The week we launch something a little different (24.04.20)

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Creative Circle Shortlist

Creative Circle Awards have recognised the outstanding work of ‘Politics.Tamed’ for Best CGI/FX and Simon Bourne for Best Colourist for his grade on Cerveza Victoria XiBalba. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Shots Awards: The Americas

Five projects worked on by Framestore’s stateside studios have been shortlisted for this years Shots Awards The Americas:

The Wall Street Journal – Read Yourself Better, Apple – Bounce and Cerveza Victoria – Xibalba for Television Commercial of the Year over 60 seconds.

Squarespace – Dream It for Television Commercial of the Year up to and including 60 seconds.

Medmen – The New Normal for Online Commercial of the Year, up to and including two minutes.

Launchpad competition

Closing the office doors means we’re unable to run our feted Launchpad internship as usual, but if you’ve been on any of our socials recently (or visited sites like Animation Magazine, Televisual or Post) you’ll see that our Talent team has come up with a very Framestore solution: a film-making competition for budding VFX artists that will involve online training, learning and mentoring from the best in the business (you).

Know any fresh faces looking for a way in to VFX? Send them our way! See the competition guidelines here.


Pre-Production Services

Industry bible Deadline reports on the new creative team at the heart of Framestore Pre-production Services (FPS). The news was also picked up by Post, Televisual and Little Black Book. Read the full article here.

Post-production From Home

CC & Head of 2D, Alex Thomas (LA) opens up about the endless solutions to fulfilling client briefs during this unprecedented time and how this could shape things to come in the future. Read more here

WFH Diaries

Find out about CD, Chris Waitt’s (LA) awkward zoom calls, what he’s binge-watching, and how he’s balancing work and childcare here

Benoit, you’ve been [Framed]

This week it’s the turn of Head of Recruitment, Benoit Debaecker (MTL). Which celebs birthday did he attend? What would he be doing if he wasn’t in recruitment? Find out here

Back to School

NextGen Skills Academy are looking for volunteers to help mentor students aged 16-18 on their coursework virtually from 10th – 24th May. Your skills and experience could go a long way in helping – register HERE if you’re interested! See more info here.


Junior Colourist, Clark Griffiths (CHI) grades this new Olympus spot, 3 Seconds.

In Other News

GotG Vol. 2

Fans agree GotG vol.2 as the best opening scene of all MCU, with James Gunn namedropping Framestore and praising the work we did for it.

Gunn’s blazing

James Gunn teases 1st look, confirms release date unchanged & chooses Harley over Joker

And while we’re still on the subject of Mr Gunn, he’s also compiled a handy list of his 54 (?!) favourite action flicks, which should help to ease that cabin fever a little…

Ending this week’s RU with a pure and simple legend…

99-year-old Captain Tom Moore has raised more than £28.5 MILLION for the NHS. If you haven’t been following his story, he set out to raise a modest £1000 by walking the length of his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday next Thursday. He’s even heading for no.1 on the UK Charts with this banger featuring Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir.