The week it’s the VESt one yet (09.04.21)

VES Awards

Congratulations to the teams behind The Midnight Sky, Project Power and The Crown which brought home a phenomenal FIVE VES wins!

The Midnight Sky
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Project Power 
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode


More great news this week as Televisuals annual Commercial 30 reveals the best in Ad production, here’s how Framestore did:

  • Highest Rated Post-House: #4
  • Most Used Post-House: #7
  • Top Ten Commercials: #8 Libresse ‘Wombstories’
  • Colourist: #4 for Simon Bourne

While we’re on the Televisual topic…. James Whitlam, MD Episodic (LDN) features across TWO articles in the latest edition – he’s quoted in a piece entitled ‘What The Streamers Want’ about requirements for the SVOD boom and gets a page to himself for a focus on the craft skills utilised within high-end TV. 

Jingle All The Way

We’re still riding the Jingle Jangle wave, man. Have a watch of this VFX Show and Tell we released this week on socials revealing the impressive craftsmanship from our teams that brought this project to the screen.

Walkers – Soft play

Teaming up with Director James Rouse once again, Framestore delivered a whole host of VFX and a colour grade on the latest instalment for Walkers’ new campaign.


His Dark Materials

All Hail Dr. Andrew R. Halloran, director of chimpanzee behaviour and care at charity Save the Chimps, who writes a piece for Variety calling for a ban on the use of primates in film and TV. He highlights our ‘flawless’ work in His Dark Materials as reason enough to ban the exploitation of animals. AMEN, Andrew. Read the piece here.

What we’ve been up to


Art Director/ Designer, Ian Spendloff (LDN) and Senior TD, Johannes Sambs (LDN) delved into the team mastered the incredible animated sequences from Netflix’s Jingle Jangle at IAMAG yesterday. Give the session a watch here.

You’ve been [Framed]

An outdoor adventure-loving Swede, who NEVER brags and loves a chocolate brownie (with you on that one, Jessica). Meet Asset Supervisor Jessica Söderström (NY) here.

Know any talented young guns who want to get into VFX? After the huge success of last year’s VFX competition we’re running it again this year and looking for the next winning team of young artists. They can apply HERE.

That’s all, kids. Catch you in a week!