Enter the world of nightmares
The Sandman arrives on Netflix TODAY featuring incredible work by our LDN and MUM studios on Matthew the raven. The series stars a who’s who of British acting, as well as up and coming talent. If you’re planning to binge-watch it this weekend, then it’s probably best to stay off the internet as spoilers start coming in…
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Warner Bros. have released the trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods which includes work by our VAN team. The film continues the story of teenager Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!”, is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam. The film is scheduled to be in theatres this Christmas.
Bring on the goats
Marvel released a video about the goats Framestore made and used in Method sequences in
Thor: Love and Thunder. Ahhhhh!
Back to school
It’s almost time for kids to step foot into the classroom again, so for Shoe Carnival’s 2022 Back To School campaign Framestore Pictures Director Chris Waitt partnered with McCann Detroit and our Design team on a series of playful spots that unbox what’s possible at the beginning of a new year.
The blue world of Elevance
Health insurance company Elevance tapped Framestore to help share an optimistic and uplifting view of the future of healthcare. Each spot introduces an animated Blue World built out of elegant and intricately folded CG paper, recreating traditional paper craft techniques with modern CG software. The team developed a unique, complex style capable of expanding into vast imaginative future scapes, whilst maintaining the handmade feel and texture of something intimate and finely crafted.
Congratulations to the teams on four of our projects selected as finalists by AEAF in the ‘Commercials VFX’ category, including Toyota ‘Upstream‘ and ‘Never Stop‘, UNDP ‘Don’t Choose Extinction‘, and
Lexus ‘Parking Spot‘. Congratulations are also in order for our MEL team as they have been selected as finalists by the AEAF for their work on The Tomorrow War in the ‘Feature Film VFX’ category, and Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings in the ‘Feature Film Sequence’ category. Winners announced on 28th September.
Congratulations to the MEL team on three project nominations at the APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) Awards for the WYSIWYG 3D Design for a Digital Production or Performance Award, including Mortal Kombat, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, and The Tomorrow War. Winners will be announced at the APDG awards ceremony Sunday 14th August.
Variety reports that Noah Baumbach’s black comedy White Noise which features work by our MTL and MUM studios will make its North American debut as the opening night film of the 60th New York Film Festival. Read all about it here.
Little Black Book
LA-based Lead Compositor Luca Pelegatta spoke to Little Black Book for their VFX Factor series about discovering the world of VFX in 1998 and always staying curious. Read more here.
This week, we’re introducing you to VFX Producer, Dan Booty, who can sing any song in the style of David Bowie, and would love to hang with Marty McFly (who wouldn’t?!).
In other news
Ryan Tudhope takes our breath away
On Thursday, our LDN studio had the rare chance to hear all about Top Gun: Maverick‘s brilliant VFX from the film’s production-side VFX Supervisor, Ryan Tudhope. The audience throughly enjoyed the talk and was thrilled get an insight into what it’s like working with Hollywood star Tom Cruise.
Get-together with our new colleagues
Now that almost all Method MTL staff have been onboarded at Framestore, Chloe and Melinka hosted a get-together on the studio’s terrace. This was a great opportunity for everyone to reconnect with colleagues, see the studio, get to meet some of the HODs and Department Managers in person, as well as to learn more about Framestore, our culture, and exciting upcoming projects. We’re so glad to have you onboard!
Game of Burger King
It’s BBQ season and the Layout team in MTL organized a BBQ to figure out who’s the Burger King for good! In an intense battle for the throne between Marwan El Ghazal and Denis Lappos, the jury took several parameters into consideration to decide their king: excellence in meat preparation, patty shape artistry, and creative innovation in seasoning. After a long deliberation, Denis Lappos took the crown, congratulations to the new king!
FC Framestore, now the playoffs!
In the last game of the regular season, our team unfortunately lost 4-3 against Mathematic Studio. The game was tight with our team dominating the whole match with amazing moves, passes and an overall amazing team performance! FC Framestore finishes the regular season in 4th place out of 8. The top four teams move on to the playoffs, so next week we will face the team that is in first place, and that will be Mathematic Studio again! Time for the revenge team!
LDN softball update
Game 09 – Flamestorm vs MPC “Moving Pitchers” – In the battle of the VFX teams, it was unfortunately MPC that came out on top. Special shout out to the team’s MVP’s Stuart, for some great catches in the outfield as well as home run hits and Maggie for some great play at 2nd Base and Catcher. The team is hoping to get back to their winning ways for the next and final game of this season against TiPi Group “Chiefs”. Final Score: Flamestorm 11 – 15 MPC
Artwork at Framestore
Confluence has a brand new space for all employees, called Artwork at Framestore, which will allow you to share your personal artwork. It’s an open space for anyone to freely upload work, leave comments and request feedback from each other. Make sure to check it out here and get creative!
I am Poison
Head of Technical Resources, Christophe Meslin, has been producing an electro band from Milan for two years on the side and they are about to release a cover of ‘Careless Whisper’ on all music streaming platforms today! If you’d like to support a Framestorian then make sure to check out @iampoisonmusic on Instagram or on Spotify!
Secret Cinema with our beloved Guardians
If you don’t have any weekend plans for August then make sure to grab your ticket for the Guardians of the Galaxy secret cinema experience in Wembley Park this August!
That’s it for this week peeps – please remember that some of your colleagues in MUM will celebrate Rakshabandhan next Thursday!