Into the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in cinemas today! Early reviews of the film hail it as “a dark and wildly imaginative creation” and “totally madcap and insane” adding that it’s “easily the scariest MCU entry thus far.” Earlier this week, Marvel released another video clip to tease the films release…
Huge congratulations to VFX Supervisor Alexis Wajsbrot and the teams in both London and Mumbai, as well as Stephen Nakamura and all at Company 3 for their finishing touches. We’re all champing at the bit to see it on the big screen, and we’re all supremely jealous of those of you who made it to yesterday’s cast and crew screening! If you haven’t watched the trailer yet then make sure to give it a squiz to find out what Marvel has in store for you…
Our Framestore Labs team recently designed and delivered the Large Format Digital Signage for THE PLAYERS® Championship which was displayed in real-time at both the Morgan Stanley HQ, in New York and the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
Top Gun: Maverick premiered at CinemaCon last week, and the early reviews are in, hailing it as ‘the perfect blockbuster’ with some viewers being reduced to tears. Massive congratulations to overall supe Ryan Tudhope and the entire Method MTL team on this much-anticipated feature.
Three of our projects were shortlisted for the AICP Awards, including brand spots for SHEBA Hope Reef and Toyota Never Stop as well as our work on the No Time To Die title sequence. Congratulations to all those involved and fingers crossed for the finals.
Having strengthened our team in Vancouver by bringing Naomi Stopa and Jinnie Pak to to the studio, we were all dead chuffed to see MTL getting some attention with this Variety piece, which announces Melinka Thompson-Godoy as our new Head of Studio, Montreal. Chloe Grysole, meanwhile, steps up to an exciting new role: MD Canada, Film & Episodic.
Creative Director, Film, Christian Manz spoke to IndieWire about his role as Overall VFX Supervisor on Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore. The piece zones in on the role of FPS, and how virtual production tools like fARsight 2.0 were brought to bear on the latest epic Wizarding World instalment. Read the full piece here.
Elsewhere in IndieWire Alex Garland’s Men (suped by David Simpson in LDN) has screened for journalists ahead of its Cannes Film Festival Quinzaine premiere and May 20 release from A24 and first reactions are in. Read some of them here.
Radio 5 Live
VFX Supervisor Alexis Wajsbrot took to the airwaves on Thursday to chat to Nihal Arthanayake, Rhianna Dhillon and Emily Murray for Radio 5 Live’s film segment. As well as giving a nod to the LDN team’s work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness he helped to shine a light on the mysterious world of VFX for the show’s listeners.
Little Black Book
Kamen Markov chatted with with Little Black Book about his unique history working in the industry and the brilliant projects he’s been involved with. Read all about it here.
In other news
Changing the Game at FMX
This years FMX line-up was spectacular featuring Framestore speakers Eugénie von Tunzelmann, Christian Manz, Manne Öhrström, Eric Noel and Aulo Lincinio who filled the conference rooms and were awarded with applause for the unique projects they worked on. Recruiter Alicia Pinet-Boesten also impressed her audience at the recruitment presentation. A huge thanks to our speakers, recruiters and everyone else who pulled out all the stops to make this year’s event – our first live FMX in what feels like a lifetime! – such an outstanding success. If you’d like to take a behind the scenes look at what a week at FMX looks like then flick through the images below.
WIP screening in MTL
Our MTL studio came together for a special WIP screening last week with nearly 200 people participating. The feedback was so positive that there will definitely be more events coming up in the near future. Stay tuned MTL!
That’s it for this week’s Round Up. Catch you next week!