DC FanDome presents: WW84 World Premiere
DC Comics hosted a virtual world premiere that everyone could attend. It included a behind-the-scenes look at the film, Q&As with director Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot a.k.a. Wonder Woman, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal – as well as a sneak peek of the film (which, of course, features some epic VFX courtesy of team LDN).
** SPOILER ALERT ** Warner Bros. also treated us to this exclusive first look at the opening scene of the movie:
With the movie finally out the reviews are starting to roll, and there are some goodies!
Gal Gadot also appeared on ’73 Questions with Vogue’ where she mentions two film’s she’s been working on (upcoming Red Notice which the MTL team worked on and, of course, Wonder Woman 1984)
The Crown: Official Podcast
One must have a listen to the companion podcast to the people’s favourite Netflix series. Episode 9 is of particular interest, with discussions around the supreme VFX with the client side VFX Supe, Ben Turner.
His House: VFX
This week we released a whole bunch of VFX breakdowns for the Netflix horror, His House. Check out more on our instagram.
A Boy Called Christmas
While we’re still scrabbling to buy presents for this Christmas, author Matt Haig has gone and dropped an early gift for 2021 – an early sneak peek at A Boy Called Christmas, which features amazing work from the industrious VFX elves in our LDN office!
Variety lists the predicted Oscar nominees and we’re pretty excited that The Midnight Sky, WW84, Mulan AND Jingle Jangle are all in the top ten. You can read more on this here.
The Midnight Sky
Keep your eyes peeled on Monday 21st December for the release of The Hollywood Reporter’s mega coverage on the making of The Midnight Sky, with plenty of VFX-lovin’
Tom & Jerry
The animated cat and mouse duo is slated for an earlier release, hitting screens on HBO Max and in Theatres on 26th February for the US, for everyone else you’ll have to wait until 5th March (soz). In case you missed the trailer:
Den of Geek released their best episodes of 2020, and Lovecraft Country’s first episode (which featured our beautifully monstrous Shoggoths) is included!
Festive Baking Competition
Turns out we’ve got some seriously bangin’ bakers at Framestore. Congratulations to Creature FX TD, Andrea Tozzo (1st place), Global Head of VR, Christine Cattano (2nd place) and VFX Producer, Standish Millennas (3rd place) for your masterpieces and thanks to Danielle Nadal for organising the competition!
Here are all the impressive festive bakes sent in from across all of our offices:
You’ve been [Framed]
Meet David Lennox, Lead Systems Engineer (NY). Firstly, may we say CONGRATULATIONS on finding out the fantastic news that you’ll be a Dad in 2021! Secondly, he’s a classically trained pianist. Thirdly, if he ruled the world he’d build a spaceship for space travel. Need we say anymore? Get over here to read more about David.
Simon Bourne was tasked to create an authentic and natural but also modern and rich feel to this new Mercedes-Benz S-Class ‘Cares For What Matters’.
In Other News
BIG LOVE to everyone for their continuing dedication and hard work this year despite the challenges. ❤ Thanks to Junior Motion Designer, Jake Hardiman (LDN) and Designer Director, Stephen Goalby (LDN) for the design and Creative Director, Henry Trotter (LDN) for the copy allowing us to express our gratitude.
In case you need to fill some time, here’s a Holiday watch-list to keep you entertained over your well-earned break.
The Midnight Sky
Released on Netflix from 23rd December
Wonder Woman 1984
HBO Max, from 25th December (US)
Watch on Netflix
His Dark Materials
The Crown S4
Watch on HBOMAX (US) and NowTV (UK)
A Christmas Carol
Available on BBC iPlayer
It’s the final day of the eight day festival of lights, and we wish you and your loved ones a very bright and Happy Hanukkah!
That’s a wrap for 2020 – Now get outta here, stay safe and enjoy your holidays! Catch you in 2021.