The week Disney reveals a new spidey-ridey (22.01.21)

Netflix 2021 Film Preview

Netflix rolled out the big guns for their 2021 showcase, and Framestore titles Red Notice, Army of the Dead and Don’t Look Up all featured in this trailer that plays like a who’s who of best-in-business talent…


This year’s virtual CES event showcased recent work from Framestore and Framestore Pictures for General Motors ‘GMExhibitZero’. Directors Anh Vu (NY) and Murray Butler (NY) transform your standard car ride into captivating journeys to introduce new vehicles and cutting-edge technology.

Time for a Spidey-Ridey

The world got the first behind the scenes look at Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, the new which is coming soon to the Disneyland Resort in California.


The Midnight Sky

VFX Supes Chris Lawrence and Matt Kasmir talk about The Midnight Sky for VFX Voice Magazine; covering everything from the design of Aether to the virtual production shoot. Read the article here.

His Dark Materials

Overall VFX Supervisor Russ Dodgson, meanwhile, spoke to The Art Of VFX about what went into His Dark Materials s2…

Shooting to Top Ten

Two of Framestore Pictures and Framestore joint U.S. spots made it onto SHOOT Magazine’s Top 10 Videos of 2020, including OREO ‘The Fair’ at #3 and Macy’s ‘Switch It Up’ at #7. Read here.

Busy Bee(s)

Lead Systems Engineer, David Bees (LA) speaks to PostPerspective alongside NetApp recently about remote workflows, storage infrastructure and industry trends. Watch the session here.

His House & Lovecraft Country get the horror nod

Gloriously gruesome horror mag Rue Morgue features two Framestore titles nestling side by side for its best-of-2020 round-up: the dread-filled His House (Netflix) is heralded as the year’s best film, while the shoggoth-strewn Lovecraft Country (HBO) is named the year’s best slice of telly. Well done to all the LDN guys and ghouls who worked on ’em!

What we’ve been up to

Exclusive Midnight Sky Q&A

Our very own VFX Supe, Chris Lawrence, joined Director George Clooney, VFX Supervisor Matt Kasmir for the @VFXSociety panel on @netflix‘s The Midnight Sky.

If you missed it catch up with the session here.

Mentorship Programme

Animation Supe Aulo LicĂ­nio (MTL), Lead Compositor Laurianne Proud’Hon (MTL) and Producer Sophie Carroll (MTL) will be joining a mentorship program organised by the BCTQ / QFTC Bureau du cinĂ©ma et de la tĂ©lĂ©vision du QuĂ©bec to help budding young artists in the VFX and animation industry.

You’ve been [Framed]

She makes a mean lasagna & her dream project would be a Stephen King film adaptation. Meet Korinne – a vfx compositor who recently worked on Wonder Woman 1984. Read more here.

Also this week, we meet Anim Supe Aulo Licinio (MTL), he’s a very patient man who’s got a full rhyming tutorial on how to tie your shoe laces. You know, just in case you forgot. Read more here.


Simon Bourne (LDN) adds a slight hyper-real grade to Zalando’s new spot ‘We Will Hug Again’ to connect the emotional moments between different stories.

That’s this week all rounded up – catch you next week!