Love and Thunder are underway
The much-awaited trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder was released this week, giving us a first look at Thor’s reunion with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and a peek at Natalie Portman as the new Mighty Thor. Featuring some god-tier VFX from Matt Twyford, the LDN team, and our friends at Method, with a final colour from Company 3.
We Khan’t wait
Get ready to join Kamala Khan on her upcoming journey in Ms Marvel, as Marvel Studios is teasing its streaming release on 8th June on Disney+.
Men at Cannes
Next to Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick and Three Thousand Years of Longing, Alex Garland’s horror drama Men is also among the 2022 highlights which will get a special screening at the Directors’ Fortnight at this years Cannes Film Festival. If you haven’t watched the trailer then have a look below to see what awaits you.
Cloak vs. Tuna Melt
Tide’s tie-in with the Marvel Studios upcoming release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is loaded with nods to the long-running superhero franchise. The character of Sorcerer Supreme Wong goes on a frantic chase to catch and clean Doctor Strange’s sentient Cloak of Levitation, opting for Tide Pods stolen from Harbour since the cloak is so dirty. Our LA-based team was involved from start to finish, from on-set supervision, to CG character and environments, as well as FX work in Maya, Houdini, Nuke and Flame. Final colour grade by Tom Poole of Company 3.
Guardians on a mission
Epcot’s new Cosmic Rewind ride sees our favourite Guardians of the Galaxy enlisted on an urgent mission to stop a cataclysmic event from destroying multiple worlds, with the help of members of the public. To celebrate its launch, our LA team’s goal was to showcase the unique, dynamic movements of the ride’s vehicles, seeing the CG team work hard to ensure the digital interior was faithful to the practical version, creating close to 80% of the final content. Working closely with the director and Disney’s in-house agency, Creative Director Alex Thomas was engaged early in the project alongside Framestore’s Previsualization team (FPS) on sequences which became the blueprint for the shoot and VFX. execution.
We’re thrilled to collect a win in the Tech For Good category and Best Experiential Campaign/Branded Installation category for the Long Live the Prince campaign at the IDEAS Awards 2022. Congratulations to all our teams involved in this unique project!
Animation World Network
Animation World Network spoke to our NY VFX Supervisor Thomas Montminy Brodeur about the team’s recent work on the latest season of Snowfall on FX, creating, animating and integrating a menacing CG tiger for key scenes in Episodes 505 and 506. Read the full piece to learn more here.
Company 3 for the win
We are delighted to announce that Company 3 Colourists Jean-Clément Soret and Simon Bourne have been included in Televisual’s annual ‘Best Colourists Top 10’ in the 2022 Spring issue. Jean-Clément Soret has taken the #1 spot this year, making it his 12th consecutive year at the top. Read all about it here.
Meet Cloud Engineer Raymond Gumti (NY) who snacks too much (don’t we all), loves the Wyoming mountains and builds too many custom mechanical keyboards.
That’s it for this week. Please remember that our colleagues in MEL won’t be answering your emails on Monday as they’re celebrating Aznac Day. Catch you next week!