BAFTA’s Longlist 2022
The longlist for this year’s BAFTA’s was revealed this week, with No Time to Die, Don’t Look Up, The King’s Man, The Matrix Resurrections, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and The Suicide Squad all scoring a spot. Method feature Shangi-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings also made the list. Amazing news for everyone! The final five nominees will be announced on 3rd February.
Into the Multiverse
Spider-Man fans got a first peek at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the form of a post-credits teaser, which Marvel have now posted online. There’s already excitement building in the twitterverse, as Screen Rant shared that re-shoots officially wrapped this week. VFX Supe Alexis Wajsbrot (LDN) is overseeing our contribution to the madness, roll on 6th May!
Love and Thunder and.. Super Powers?
Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in Method and Framestore project Thor: Love and Thunder, spilled the beans to W Magazine this week, letting them in on her character’s specialist set of skills.
Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise has some fresh new wing-men in a newly released still from Top Gun: Maverick. Cruise’s new recruits are Hangman (Glen Powell) Rooster (Miles Teller), and Phoenix (Monica Barbaro). The image was released by USA Today as part of their 10 most must-see movies of 2022, which also gives a nod to Moonfall, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Managing Director of Episodic, James Whitlam, spoke to VFX Voice about his predictions for the film and episodic industry in 2022, the adoption of virtual production, overall VFX trends and the future of remote working.
Head of Art Department Martin Macrae also features in the magazine, discussing the pivotal role that the Art Department play in shaping stories, from concept to final shot. Read the full piece here.
‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ for the UNDP swiped another accolade, this time making Stash’s ‘Best of 2021′ list. The ad now has over 2 million views on YouTube – incredible stuff!
Stephen Goalby (Head of Design, LDN) sat down with Shots to talk about what’s been inspiring him, his big love for 80s cinema and the product he just can’t live without.
Little Black Book
Along with other industry experts, Global Real-time Director Karl Woolley chatted to Little Black Book about his take on the metaverse, and whether this is the year everything changes for online realities.
Befores & Afters
Ian Failes from Before & Afters spoke to VFX Supe Adrien Saint Girons (MTL) about the mirror dimension sequences in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the mathematics involved, and how the team mastered astral projection.
In other news
Don’t Look Up
Taking a moment to celebrate our amazing crew, from vis dev to compositing, all the way through to our support staff, for having helped deliver stunning visual effects on Don’t Look Up for Netflix. And a special shoutout to VFX Supe Carlos Monzon in Montreal!
Plus, Netflix treated us to a little BTS glimpse this week of acting queen Meryl Streep improvising the phone call her character takes while leaving Leo and JLaw in a state of shock and panic.
Don’t forget, our colleagues in the US have a holiday weekend in honour of Martin Luther King Day.
That’s it for this week!