McDonalds Goes Green
Our LDN team delivered the latest McDonald’s campaign ‘Change a Little, change a lot’. The spot includes some charming animations which helps to shine a light on the brand’s sustainability work and future goals. Congratulations to Paul O’Brien, who led the 2D work, and Simon Bourne, who provided the colour. Read more about the ad in this piece by The Drum.
Lord of the Inclusion Rider
Lord of the Rings made the news this week as castmember Lenny Henry shared that the tv series will be more inclusive than the films – including more female representation.
Talent Knows No Border(land)s
Things are progressing for Borderlands, with director Eli Roth telling PopCulture “I am in the world of Pandora every day, all day.” Read his update on the film here.
Cartoon Brew released an article exploring all things MTL this week, name-checking Framestore as one of the vfx powerhouses hiring in the region. Read the full article here.
Future of Film
LDN Visualisation Supe Kaya Jabar sat down for a chat with Future of Film to discuss the power of Previs. Watch the full interview here.
In Other News
Venom 2 x Matrix 4 = (San Francisco)2
An unlikely crossover made the news this week, as it turns out the Venom and Matrix crews battled it out for shooting locations across San Francisco. Fight scenes from the director’s cut of Venom: Let There Be Carnage included helicopters in the skyline, which were filming scenes for The Matrix 4, and were subsequently cut from the film.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened on 1st October to an impressive $90 million at the U.S. box office, and arrives in UK cinemas today.
Break The Glass With Arts Emergency
Framestore is supporting Arts Emergency – an initiative that aims to make the creative and cultural sectors more inclusive. We encourage everyone to share the posts on social media, tagging someone who helped you early on in your career, to help promote the network.
A Blessing in Mumbai
The MUM team held a pooja to bless the new office this week, complete with amazing decorations and some stunning formal wear.
London Film Festival
James Whitlam, MD Episodic, graced the stage of the London Film Festival last week. James joined a panel of industry peers to discuss how advances in virtual production have changed the game.
Chalamet Sparks Twitter Fray
Timothée Chalamet sent the internet into a frenzy this week by sharing an on-set snap of himself in full costume for upcoming Warner Bros. prequel, Wonka. The Twitterverse immediately drew comparisons to other film characters, but our favourite has to be Gonzo from A Muppet Christmas Carol.
Today is a holiday in Mumbai, so our colleagues are OOO and will be back on Monday – Happy Dussehra to all who celebrate!