The week the sky is falling (10.12.21)

Don’t Look Up

It’s finally here – the end of the world! Don’t Look Up‘s arrives in cinemas from today, featuring amazing work from VFX Supervisor Carlos Monzon and the whole MTL team. You’ll also be able to watch Leo from your living rooms as the film debuts on Netflix on 24th December, just in time for Christmas.

A fantastic feat and when we’ll find it

The Wizarding World just casually dropped this lovely teaser this week, showing the global impact of the Potter world and giving us a first look at the wonderful work from Overall VFX Supervisor Christian Manz. The film features work from our teams in MTL and LDN (helmed by VFX Supes Stephane Naze and Ben Loch, respectively), and we’ll all be able to get a more detailed look at Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore when the first full trailer drops next week. If you hear a faint squealing on Monday, that’ll be us.

Behind the scenes, under the sea

We got our first whiff of life from fathoms below as The Little Mermaid’s Javier Bardem (King Triton) hailed co-star Halle Bailey’s voice as “out of this world” in Variety. Bailey won’t be the only one showing off her pipes, as Bardem will also get his own song in the film.

ITV Get Britain Talking

Framestore’s LDN IA team delivered a poignant advert for ITV, focusing on mental health and the importance of checking in with people, thoughtfully graded by Simon Bourne.

Unity in New York

To celebrate the beauty and wonder that New York City has to offer, the NY Immersive team was commissioned to create experiential media for ‘Air by Kenzo Digital’  a first of its kind contemplative art piece within the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck of SL Green Realty’s newest Midtown skyscraper.

Method News

Asian Academy Creative Awards

Method won the award for Best Visual or Special Effect for their work on Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. This is the fourth Asian Academy Award (AAA) won by the MEL team – congratulations!

Ding dong Method-ly on high

The team had their Christmas celebration this week, gathering outside on a chilly Melbourne evening for a game of barefoot lawn bowls.


Televisual Facilities 50

We’re over the moon to have ranked 2nd overall in the Televisual’s annual Facilities 50 survey!
The highly regarded survey ranks and profiles the UK’s top 50 post production outfits and provides a comprehensive report on the state of the post production and visual effects market. 
We also bagged 1st position on the Peer Poll and 8th position on the Producers Poll. 
We couldn’t be prouder of everyone at Framestore on this massive achievement. 

12 Days of Christmas Ads

McDonald’s Iggy made number 9 of Campaign‘s 12 Days of Christmas Ads. And if you need some help getting reindeer ready, you can also pick up an Iggy Christmas jumper.

Staff Awards

It’s that time once again! Cast your votes for those Framestore heroes who deserve some recognition for their dedication and hard work.

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Get to know Suzanne Jandu, Framestore’s Head of 2D (LDN). When she isn’t busy sorting out her Christmas shopping (yes, we all know the struggle is real) she enjoys cozy evenings on the sofa watching a good film with her two partners in crime… her daughters!

PLUS, meet Preety Raj (FX TD, MTL) who recently worked her magic on Don’t Look Up. Preety made the brave pivot from engineering to VFX, loves FRIENDS, and has her sights set on a certain gold statue. Could we BE any more impressed?

In other news

Update Your Email Footers!

Everyone’s email footer should now include Vancouver and Melbourne, so make sure you log into the VPN and use the email signature generator. It only takes a minute!

That’s it for this week!