The week we learn a little Safin about Bond (18.09.20)

No Time To Die

But it is time to meet 007’s newest villain, Rami Malik’s ‘Safin’, in this behind-the-scenes featurette for No Time To Die.

“Safin is a formidable adversary. James Bond has to adapt to that”

Lovecraft Country Art Department pt 5

For the latest episode of Lovecraft Country our Art Department had to design concepts for a body horror-esque character transformation.

The team brought together a lot of different references to help realise the transformation of Ruby taking on the form of Hilary for what ended up being some pretty gruesome sequences.

Project Power

We’ve just published our full in-depth case study for Project Power which means you can now read all the details on how we brought to life the film’s powerful VFX here on Framestore.com.

Project Power' Review: Jamie Foxx in a Druggie Superpower Action Film -  Variety

InColour

Colourist Simon Bourne recently performed a rich and impactful grade on the beautifully-stylistic ‘Hennessy Presents: Maurice & The Black Bear School’ film featuring chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley as part of the brand’s new What’s Your Wild Rabbit? campaign.


Press

Away

CD and VFX Supe on the show, John Kilshaw and CG Supe, Andy Zazzera speak to Fictionphile on the technical challenges of creating a zero gravity environment for Netflix’s Away, starring Hilary Swank. Read the article here.

Project Power

Fictionphile also chatted with Project Power’s overall VFX Supe, Ivan Moran alongside VFX Supes Joao Sita and Matt Twyford about the challenges they faced and the superpowers they’d like to take on should there be a sequel. Have a read here.

Ivan explains how our team turned both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx into superheroes in this pair of interviews.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt story

Jamie Foxx story


Back To Work

We’re looking forward to welcoming some colleagues back to Chancery Lane and De Gaspe from Monday 21st September. 

It’s the same ol’ Framestore but with a few changes. Here’s our new microsite which will give you all the information you’ll need, including new procedures for your return.


You’ve been framed

This week we spoke to VFX Production Coordinator Georgia Cook (LDN) who has a tattoo of someone she deems to be the best actor of our generation…. She also reckons she could have a conversation with almost anyone – so go on… drop her a hangout and say hi.

Read all about Georgia here.

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In Other News

We initiated and participated in an Unreal Engine course by Escape Studios for those impacted by covid. VFX Supes Ben Loch and Stuart Penn contributed by doing regular reviews of the student’s projects. You can read a bit more about the course here.

Senior Animator, Edwin Schaap (LA) speaks to Shoutout LA on his career, the projects he’s been involved in and kindly dedicates his Shoutout to Framestore. Have a read of the article here.

Live Concert: I Love Beirut

This Saturday 21st September, Mika will broadcast a live show on youtube to raise money for the people of Beirut, other performers include Kylie and Rufus Wainwright. Tickets cost just £10 and your money will help charities, Red Cross and Save the Children, who are doing incredible work in Beirut on emergency response and rebuilding the city.

See more info and get tickets for the event here

Have a great weekend everyone!