A gander at Gosling
After sending the internet into meltdown with a first official look at Margot Robbie as Barbie, Warner Bros. finally treated us to a first peek at Ryan Gosling as Ken. Creatives from FPS, LDN and MTL are already involved in the film, which is scheduled to be released in July 2023, and one thing’s for sure – they’ll be seeing a whole lot of pink over the next few months…
Nobody puts The Baby in a corner
HBO released an official behind-the-scenes video showcasing the creation of The Baby from casting to working with some rather unnerving ‘jelly babies’. It also features our VFX Supe Owen Braekke-Carroll, so make sure to give it a watch! The UK audience will be able to watch The Baby on Sky Atlantic & Now TV on the 7th July. If you’re like us and can’t wait that long then make sure to also read this article by The Wrap.
Keeping up with the Khans
Sana Amanat (Director of Content and Character Development) at Marvel tweeted some love for our talented IA team’s work on the Ms. Marvel titles. We can only agree with her, amazing stuff!
Welcome to Spiderhead
VFX Supe Dom Hellier and production-side VFX Super Ryan Tudhope attended the Netflix screening of Spiderhead in Sydney last Saturday. The screening was presented by Chris Hemsworth, who spoke about how he had the production moved from Atlanta back to its original shooting location in Australia due to the strengths of local talent and crews. (And who could blame him, we’d want to work with us, too).
The film hits Netflix today, so I guess we know what we’re all doing tonight!
We’re proud to share that we received an AICP award for SHEBA ‘Hope Reef’ in the CGI category. Congratulations to our team, partners and clients on this achievement!
The Hollywood Reporter
In a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, StudioCanal revealed that Paddington in Peru has found its director. Our teams in LDN and MTL are stocking up on marmalade, ready for the loveable bears’ next adventure. Read all about it here.
Befores & Afters
Befores and Afters featured VFX Supe Alexis Wajsbrot talking about the intense portal ride sequence for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 20 Multiverses in 40 seconds? No problem. Find out more in this article.
Art of VFX
Art of VFX published an interview with Sean-Andrew Faden, who gives a multiple shout outs to our talented VFX and FPS teams on Moon Knight. Read all about it here.
Little Black Book
Little Black book covered Simon Wood and James Yeo’s work on how they helped create Heineken’s first virtual beer. Read more here.
In other news
Rooftop social in MTL
The terrace in our MTL studio opened this week and this lovely bunch of talented people were the first ones to use it – look at this amazing view! The 1899 team sure was happy to inaugurate the rooftop, and were absolutely blessed by the weather.
London Tech Week
Our Chief Technology Officer, Michael Stein, attended London Tech Week, joining a panel to discuss the intersection between tech and the creative arts. He also participated in a roundtable discussion as part of the ‘Future of Work Summit’ called The New Age of the Workforce: How are emerging technologies making life easier for employers?. If you’d like to know more then make sure to check out this link.
Head of Lookdev Claire Michaud and Senior Recruitment Manager Toyah Dunningham attended the MOPA graduation event in France last week and sent great pictures our way. What a setting!
LDN Softball – Flamestorm vs Double Sluggers
The softball team’s second run out in 2022 was against their training buddies/fierce rivals at DNEG. It was a much slower pace this week, with both teams solid in the field and looking to develop their new talent, alongside a few returning superstars. Special mentions to our MVP’s Nik, for some great pitching and some beautiful hits, and Beatriz showing some real promise. Definitely one to watch! Thank you once again to our amazing supporters who really struggled in the gorgeous sunshine with cold beers in hands, absolute troopers. Final score: Flamestorm 10 – 5 Sluggers
That’s it for this week! Please remember that your colleagues is the USA will be marking Juneteenth on Monday, while VAN and MTL will enjoy a long weekend next Friday to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste day.