Lost in Space S3
Season three of Lost In Space made its debut on Netflix this week. Expertly supervised by VFX Supe João Sita (MTL), we’re hoping this latest season’s space saga answers some burning questions leftover from the season two finale. Need a quick recap? Decider have you covered.
Don’t look now, but we’re hearing Oscar buzz…
Positive reviews are pouring in ahead of Don’t Look Up‘s cinematic release on 10th December. One critic from Variety suggests double-digit Oscar nominations for the film, supervised by Carlos Monzon (MTL), isn’t out of the question – take a look at all the lovely things people have to say here.
Up to their old (Ma)trix
Warner Bros. released a new teaser for The Matrix: Resurrections this week, with faces old and new showing off the franchise’s rich legacy, and how the fourth instalment wires itself in. We can’t wait to see what Keanu & co. get up to when the film hits theatres on 22nd December. Congrats to Graham Page (VFX Supe, LDN) and team on some mind-bendingly fabulous work.
All shook up, with a twist
Framestore’s LDN team delivered a stylish Tanqueray tie-in with the House of Gucci release. Directed by Jordan Scott and luxuriously graded by Jean-Clément Soret at Company3. Read more here.
Pringles snack spots
To celebrate the release of Halo Infinite, our CHI, NY and LDN teams joined forces with Townhouse to imagine a series of ‘snack spots’ within the game where players can hide to chow down on some tasty Pringles. From concepting and hand-drawn storyboarding, the team was responsible for the full execution of the campaign, including a 15 second film and four accompanying 2D maps created in CG. Watch the film here (actual snacks not included).
NY hits a home run
The NY team were behind some of the danger infused into the Netflix drama Hit & Run, with explosions, accident scenes, and subtle enhancements throughout various episodes. Read more about their fantastic work here.
Shang-Chi: Wenwu’s Rise to Power
Computer Graphics World explored Method’s work on Marvel’s latest blockbuster. They interviewed VFX Supervisor Joshua Simmonds (MEL), exploring all the techniques behind Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Read the full piece here.
Shazam 2 hit the news this week as Dame Helen Mirren accidentally let slip a hint about which character Rachel Zegler (fresh from Spielberg’s West Side Story and recently cast as Disney’s new Snow White) is set to play. Meanwhile Shazam lead Zachary Levi feels so good about the film’s sequel, he wishes it could come out sooner than the projected 2023 release.
Lyle Makes the List
Lyle Lyle Crocodile was mentioned in 24/7 Wall Street’s list of books becoming films in 2022. Lyle is joined on the list by titles such as Death on the Nile and (ohmigod you guys) Legally Blonde 3.
Broadcast Tech Awards
Tristan Crichton (LDN) on the left, and David Lennox (NYC) on the right, attended the Broadcast Tech Awards in London with Megaport. The Framestore and Megaport combo didn’t win but it looked like a fun event and you all looked incredibly dashing!
Before & Afters
Netflix gave Before & Afters a sneak peek behind the scenes in Elfheim, at the making of A Boy Called Christmas. Watch here.
What’s Next on Netflix
Stuart Penn (VFX Supervisor, LDN) had a chat about all things A Boy Called Christmas with What’s Next on Netflix – from reindeers to rodents. Read the full interview here.
The Art of VFX
Little Black Book
LBB sat down with star of last week’s [FRAMED], Chingtien Chu (Lighting Artist, CHI) to discuss the importance of clear direction, always asking questions, and the excitement of seeing your name on the big screen. Read the full piece here.
In other news
This week, we released this lovely look at our LaunchPad scheme for Animation. In our utterly unbiased opinion, this fantastic film shows off how the scheme helps our rising stars get started. Huge thanks to everyone who took part, and to Josh Syratt for the wonderful videography.
A tree called Christmas
The Christmas spirit arrived in Chancery Lane this week, as our festive decorations paid homage to this year’s Christmas cracker, A Boy Called Christmas. Watch this space for photos from around the globe as more Framestore locations get their baubles out. Huge props to Kate McAuley who worked with the runners on the decorations. Thanks as well to Amy Smith (LDN) for knitting giant scarves for the base of the trees.
Real-time on FTV
Don’t forget to join Framestore’s real-time Zoom webinars starting on the 6th December. Hear the most up-to-date information, facts, and unique insights into how Framestore is using engine to reinvent the VFX industry. Simply add each Zoom webinar session to your calendar here.
As things get festive with A Boy Called Christmas arriving on cinema screens and streaming services around the world, LDN’s Natural History Museum opened its famous ice rink. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot some A Boy Called Christmas branding on this year’s rink, including a lovely illuminated Christmas tree.
That’s it for this week – stay warm!