Paddington’s Palace Party put up for P&O Prize
We’re so very pleased that Paddington meeting the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee’s ‘Party at the Palace’ has been nominated for BAFTA‘s newest accolade – the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award. This is the only BAFTA that members of the public can vote for, so be sure to make your voice heard and help us make Aunt Lucy proud! (Plus, voters can opt into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to the London ceremony, and a Norwegian cruise).
A Sweet Tweet
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn proclaimed his love for everyone at Framestore on Twitter this week, citing our work on the latest Guardians film as “some of the best VFX work ever seen”. What a ringing endorsement of everyone who has worked on any of the Guardians trilogy.
The director also shared this lovely reel, looking back at the Guardians’ journey over the last decade.
Hook, Law and Sinker
Disney gave us a taste of Jude Law’s villainous Captain Hook with this clip from Peter Pan & Wendy, which will premiere on Disney+ next week. We can’t wait to see MTL and MUM’s VFX magic!
It’s Good to See Me, Isn’t It?
Director Jon M. Chu shared a first look at Wicked more than a year in advance of the first film’s release – we’re so excited to see what LDN, MTL and MUM produce for this Ozian adventure.
Leffe, the world’s most famous Abbey deer, invites you to ‘Bring More to the Table’. The campaign features compositing work by our team in LDN, and colour by Jean-Clément Soret at Company 3.
Jurassic World Adventure, Universal Studios Beijing was awarded Outstanding Achievement- Attraction at the THEA Awards Gala in LA. Framestore Creative Director’s Gavin Fox, Jason Fox and Executive Producer Max McNair MacEwan took to the stage alongside Universal and the team to celebrate the win.
It was great to also see the entire Framestore crew credited in the night’s event programme. Congratulations to everyone involved in this epic project!
Fingers crossed for the BAFTAs
This weekend will see production VFX Supervisor Russ Dodgson (LDN), VFX Supervisors Damien Stumpf (MTL) and Rob Harrington (LDN) and Associate Producer Jack Grealish (LDN) rubbing shoulders with the great and good of the UK TV industry as they attend this year’s BAFTAs. Here’s hoping the stellar work featured in the final season of His Dark Materials wins the Special Visual Effects category and makes it three for three for our epic, pixel-perfect work. Good luck guys!
Befores & Afters
Want to learn more about our groundbreaking virtual production work on 1899? Then check out this befores&afters piece, which sees VFX Supervisor Christian Kaestner, CG Sup Real Time Integration with VFX Freddy Salazar and Virtual Production Lead Connor Ling discuss key take-aways, innovative approaches and their favourite moments from the show.
In other news
New Confluence Space for The Framestore Podcast!
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Confluence space dedicated to The Framestore Podcast! This easy-to-navigate page will keep you informed about each episode, featuring insightful conversations with our talented team members. Now, you can listen to each episode seamlessly via Spotify or an alternative audio player that doesn’t require internet access.
A Stupendous talk in MUM
VFX Supervisor Stu Penn visited the MUM studio this week, giving talk on his journey and working behind-the-scenes on projects like Gravity, Moon Knight and Guardians of the Galaxy. The presentation was followed by an insightful and interactive Q&A session.
VAN Fun Run
The Framestore & Company 3 VAN Team dominated the Sun Run despite the rain! Our team of 36 fearless participants finished the race with flying colours. And a big round of applause to Daniel Cuevas, who blew us away with an impressive time of 44:39 and snagged the top spot on our team. After the race, we treated ourselves to a delicious brunch celebration. Way to go team – you all rocked it!
Impromptu Beer Friday in MTL
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the impromptu Beer Friday! Your presence made it a fantastic success. As usual, cheers to a great time spent together and the wonderful studio camaraderie. 🍻🎉
You’re all caught up for this week!