The week we’re simply the VES-t (21.1.22)

VES Nominations

We’re delighted to have been nominated for 10 VES Awards including the coveted Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. Spanning film, advertising, and theme park rides, the variety of work nominated highlights the enormous breadth of talent and diversity of skill across our artists, producers and technologists. Congratulations also to our friends at Method Studios on their nomination for their brilliant work on Candyman. Amazing stuff!

Welcome to the Chaos

Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Moon Knight this week – take look at some of the amazing work from VFX Supe Stuart Penn and our LDN Team. The series will arrive on Disney+ at the end of March. We are saddened to hear about the recent passing of French award-winning actor Gaspard Ulliel who stars in the role of Anton Mogart/Midnight Man.

All About Moonfall

Roland Emmerich’s latest sci-fi disaster film, Moonfall, to debut in IMAX. Here’s a stunning new poster of the highly anticipated disaster film our MTL team (led by Bob Winter) worked on. Roland Emmerich spilled the beans on creating the movie’s mystery villain, and the Moonfall team had some fun on Twitter with this cosmic Q&A.

Box Office History

The Hollywood Reporter announced Spider-Man: NoWayHome as #4 on All-Time Box Office List. Discover what our talented VES nominees for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature on Spider-Man: No Way Home had to say about working on the film here.

Don’t Look Behind the Scenes

The MTL team (supervised by the amazing Carlos Monzon) delivered complex environments and FX work for Don’t Look Up, including outer space sequences, rockets, a comet, moon and an intricate deer-bird creature. Take a look at some of the creature development here.


Awards

National Apprenticeship Awards

Congratulations to Amy Smith (Global Head of Talent) who has been nominated as a finalist for the National Apprenticeship Awards for outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships!


Press

Little Black Book

NY Creative Director Lawrence Jones spoke to Little Black Book about the key benefits of Virtual Production and what we can expect in the near future.

Shots

Vicky Osborn and Brian Drucker join the New York team as Creative Directors. Read the full article here.

Stash

We’re delighted to see Imaginary Iggy featured in the Stash Magazine Permanent Collection. Congratulations to everyone who worked to bring the lovable character to life.

Art of VFX

VFX Supervisor Adrien Saint Girons (MTL) spoke to Art of VFX about everything from his career in visual effects, to the team’s latest work on superhero pic Spider-Man: No Way Home.


In other news

Upcoming Projects

We’re thrilled to announce a selection of films in production. Whether it’s a dreamy fantasy film or a mystery-horror series, we’re working on some exciting projects.

Compositing Mentorship Opportunity

We are working closely with the Foundry in partnership with Access:VFX on a special program for an Advanced Digital Compositing class at Santa Monica College. Our goal for this program is to engage with schools whose students are often from less advantageous socio-economic backgrounds, to promote opportunities within the VFX industries.

We’re looking for some compositors to become e-mentors! The idea behind this online mentorship program is to give a safe space to connect industry professionals with those looking for guidance and advice on how to break-in or gain more experience in the VFX industry. This can be in giving specific feedback on work, offering interview tips, and just general networking practice. If you can dedicate an hour or two each week and would like to know more, please reach out to Kathleen Ruffalo.

The Name’s Loaf, Meatloaf

We were sad to hear about the passing of music artist Meatloaf today – many will fondly recall the time he visited Noel Street, and was welcomed by front of house as “Mr Loaf”.


Don’t forget, our colleagues in Mumbai and Melbourne will not be answering your emails on Wednesday, 26th January due to Republic Day and Australia Day.

That’s it for this week!