Crossing a Pickett Line
While we didn’t get the highly anticipated second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore this week, we were treated to some new posters featuring characters both new and returning. Team Dumbledore and Team Grindelwald all got their own posters, but in our entirely unbiased opinion, these two take the cake.
This huge film was overseen by Creative Director, Film, Christian Manz, with work from our teams in LDN (led by Benjamin Loch) and MTL (led by Stephane Naze). It was also one of the earliest projects to make use of our FPS division, with Visualisation Supe Jon Allen leading the charge.
Sony Pictures has announced that the concluding part of the Marvel Studios Spider-Man trilogy (featuring, of course, THAT stunning sequence from our heroic MTL team) will be available for purchase on Digital starting March 22 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on the 12th April. To celebrate this, Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire recreated the iconic pointing Spider-Man meme.
Toyota Winter Olympics Campaign
Framestore joined forces once again with creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi LA, and production companies Park Pictures and MJZ (respectively) for Brothers and Beautiful Movement, each delving into the humanity and emotion at the core of the world’s greatest sporting event. The campaign explores the broader concept of movement and how precious it is, considering what a life without mobility might be like, and highlighting the many ways in which humans require the help of others, both from other humans and machines, in order to continue their personal journeys.
Back to the Future
The Museum of the Future has opened in Dubai, we can’t wait to share the work our teams did on this extraordinary space!
Amnesty International UK
We worked on VCCP London’s latest Amnesty International UK campaign called People Smuggling Ltd.
Televisual discussed the future of virtual production with James Whitlam, including some on-set images of 1899. Read the full article here.
The Academy Award winners will be announced on the 27th March, which is still a few weeks to go, so in the meantime IBC365 takes us behind the scenes of Oscar nominated VFX films including No Time To Die, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings. Read the full article here.
Animation World Network
Animation World Network featured some of the amazing work our New York team created for the much awaited return of Dexter in New Blood. Check out the breakdowns and behind the scenes intel about their nuanced, photoreal white stag – a key symbol throughout the show. Read the article here.
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York tests whether patrons can spot the difference between fabrication and reality. Framestore’s Alternative Queen’s Speech also made it into the mix. Read the full piece here.
In Other News
VFX Production Panel
Join us for an exclusive VFX Production Panel! From the client-side approach to production workflow, our team will provide in-depth insights into our current and upcoming projects, career and training opportunities and answer all your burning questions on the wonderful world of filmmaking. You can suggest a friend here.
VFX Associate Producer Raphaelle Weisz gives us an insight on what it’s like to work in production. Read the full article here.
Don’t forget it’s Maha Shivaratri in India next Tuesday and you MUM colleagues will have an extra day off. Catch you next week!