The week we get to quiz an actual wizard (kind of) (01.05.20)

The Webby Awards

Two Framestore projects have been shortlisted for this year’s @thewebbyawards! The judges are clearly big GoT fans, because both of our nominees hail from Westeros: the ‘Beyond the Wall’ VR experience and ‘The Dead Must Die’ @magicleap experience. Congratulations to everyone involved!

These awards are voted for by the public so we’d love it if you could help us fill up the trophy cabinet by voting here:

Immersive and Mixed Reality – Beyond the Wall // The Dead Must Die

Immersive and Mixed Reality – Volumetric – The Dead Must Die

No End to Endgame

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Avengers: Endgame, directors the Russo Brothers did a quarantine watch-along of the film, so we re-visited some of the best moments from our epic sequences. Head to our instagram or twitter to see more breakdowns.

Aaaaand there’s always one, the not-so-marvelous fan…

Moore than he bargained for

The LDN IA team worked on this spot for national treasure Captain Tom Moore to honour his 100th birthday. He set out to raise £1000 and ended up raking in a cool £30mil.

David Yates Q&A

VFX Supe, Christian Manz (LDN) has worked a little magic and managed to get David Yates (director of the final four Harry Potter films, and Fantastic Beasts) to speak to us for FTV.

Have you got a burning question to ask about the Wizarding World? If so, ACCIO those q’s to with ‘DY Q&A’ in the header.

His Dark Materials

To prove that the marketing team hasn’t got trust issues, we handed over the reins of the company twitter account to Russ Dodgson (LDN), who joined last weekend’s His Dark Materials tweet-along with cast and crew.

We’re big fans of ‘VFX Artists React…”, so it was great to see Framestore getting some love – the trio were genuinely astounded by the care and detail that we put into His Dark Materials.

Mulan feature

You might not be able to see the film just yet, but our work on Mulan is featured in the latest edition of CINEFEX. Key to the team’s role across 320 shots includes creating the mythical Phoenix, a number of action-packed performances paying homage to Hong-Kong cinema as well as impressive, dreamy landscapes.

Zoomin’ Marvelous

The lines are blurring for VFX Supe, Steve Drew (NY) who was making shot review notes on the town hall this week. Quarantine gets to the best of us, Steve.

Escape Studios Webinar

Andrew Schlussel chats to Lighting TD, Alastair Cross on the importance of using reference and being inspired by the natural world when creating visual effects. 

Trivia Night

Over in LA, Framestore got in on the action at yet another client trivia game night.

Send Us Your Set Ups

By now most of us have settled into the weird and wonderful WFH life. so send a screenshot of your new office my way, for future socials purposes…


Stef Perry (LDN) gives Trivento’s new spot ‘Bold Discoveries’ a rich and naturalistic grade.

Advertising’s Most Iconic Characters

Ending this week’s RU with Campaign’s Home School for Mini-Creatives, listing Beats by Dre “The Pills” as one of the most iconic characters in advertising.