Thor booms at box office
Forbes reports that Thor: Love and Thunder is racing past $400 million worldwide, and Variety is also reporting of its immense box office boom. This is a fabulous achievement for our talented teams in MUM, VAN, MTL and LDN, and a statement of the amazing work produced by Framestore. If you haven’t seen the film yet then make sure take a look at the trailer, and get your tickets!
Man vs Bee
The Man vs Bee case study is live on our website (make sure to check it out). Animation Express covered our work on the series as we delivered over 600 VFX shots. Lead actor Rowan Atkinson had some nice words to share with the world: “Framestore and their work, as ever, was exemplary. The show was conceived and produced during Covid-19, so its scheduling was extremely challenging, but Framestore could not have been more helpful to the production and diligent in their dogged pursuit of excellence. The results, I think, are astonishing”. If you haven’t watched it yet then take a look at the trailer below and start bingeing!
Thor’s Next Door
Framestore’s NY studio reprised its long standing relationship with GEICO and The Martin Agency to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. The team used Houdini to recreate lighting effects, photoshop to create the basis for the Bifrost imprint, and Nuke to composit to completion.
Our NY and LA studios collaborated with TBWA\CHIAT\DAY and director Peter Thwaites for a series of Travelers Insurance spots that view disaster recovery through the eyes of children. The team’s work largely involved invisible VFX, helping to create extra destruction in key scenes as well as a range of green screen comps, matte paintings and cleanup of environment shots.
Little Black Book
LA-based Rigging Supervisor Nims Bun spoke to Little Black Book about his career highlights to date, his process, and some of the new tech he’s excited about ‘The VFX Factor’. Read more here.
Meet Lead Compositor Ivan Sorgente who used his Houdini knowledge to previsualize the furniture in his new flat and would love to hang with Sherlock Holmes.
In other news
Welcome to AMPAS
A huge congratulations to VFX Supervisor Mark Curtis, for becoming a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. What a great honour!
Baby in the Box
The celebs on last week’s episode of Celebrity Gogglebox were quite surprised when a demon-baby, created by our LDN team for The Baby, popped up on their TV. This is the third week running that Celebrity Gogglebox has featured a Framestore project!
Our LDN studio welcomed Contagious to Chancery Lane for Contagious Live. 150 guests heard Contagious’ take on the Lions highlights, which included The Kiyan Prince Foundation ‘Long Live the Prince’ and asked what this year’s return to the Riviera revealed about the state of advertising.
Our recruitment team made their way down to sunny Brighton this week to attend Develop. The conference brings together the game development community for three days to learn from each other, share experiences, keep up-to-date, network and do business. Well done guys!
Frame Show Lineup
The Comp team in our MUM studio conceptualised a short film showcasing a light-hearted take on life at the studio. Make sure to give it a watch here.
MEL Production Social
Our Production team in MEL got together last week to blow off some steam over a lovely meal and a couple of drinks too. Looks lovely!
All Things Thor
Our VAN studio celebrated the recent release of Thor: Love and Thunder in style with a special screening and wrap party.
MTL and MUM (L to R) also enjoyed a special screening of Thor: Love and Thunder last week.
Game 06 – Flamestorm v Google – Flamestorm met their match this week with Google. Some could say they sent us Google Home, but we don’t data mind. The team still had a great time in the sun and you can’t keep Flamestorm down! Special mention to MVPs this week: Evan Peignet for some amazing outfielding in the left field and Maggie Starzer for holding it down on second base! Final score: Flamestorm 3 – 26 Google
That’s it for this week peeps! Enjoy the weekend and see you next week.