The week FLITE ignites a win (7.7.23)

F is for Foundation

Apple gave us a few sneak peeks this week, starting with a new trailer for Foundation S2, showcasing some fantastic work from Laureline Silan and the teams in MTL and MUM. The new season drops next week!

F1 First Look

Apple revealed a first glimpse of their F1 film, helmed by Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski. Ryan Tudhope leads the charge as overall VFX Supervisor, with LDN, MTL and FPS lending their skills to the production. Read more about the film in The Hollywood Reporter.

Let’s Go, Girls

A new Barbie spot dropped this week and we could not be any more excited! Grab your rollerblades and see it on the big screen from 21 July to see the incredible work from overall VFX Supervisor Glenn Pratt, as well as MTL, LDN, and FPS.

Gratitude for Guardians 3

The team at Marvel Studios sent us this lovely letter thanking everyone for their work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. This amazing feedback shows how much love there is for the film, congratulations and thank you to everyone who gave their skills and their time.

Behind the Sea-nes

Little Mermaid director Rob Marshall answers our burning questions in part one of this mini series, starting with the elements of VFX that surprised him, and producer John DeLuca, the most.

Pringles ‘Can Hands’

Directed by Ulf Johansson and featuring VFX by our London team, Pringles has remade it’s ‘Can Hands’ Super Bowl ads for the European market. The playful films poke fun at what can happen when people get their hands stuck inside a Pringles tub. 


FX Guide

VFX Supervisor Alexis Wajsbrot (LDN) spoke to FX Guide about the brilliant animation work that gave Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 its emotional core. The newsletter said the film would “be remembered for having some of the finest character animation work yet seen in the Marvel Universe,” and you can read the full piece here


Empire Magazine dives deep into the richly-imagined world of Rebel Moon with this exclusive feature


Little Black Book features our ITV x Lionesses advert on their Instagram as ‘work of the week’.


FLITE Ignites a Win

FLITE won 2 awards at Ignite Film Festival, with VFX Supervisor Theo Jones collecting the gongs for ‘Score’ and ‘Post Production’. FLITE has been an exceptional collaborative effort as the team looked to reframe the way real-time technology is used as a filmmaking tool.  The production tested the limits of FUSE (Framestore Unreal Shot Engine), an animation and VFX pipeline with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine at its heart.

A huge cast of people were involved in the making of FLITE, often stepping up or taking on completely new roles for the first time.  On receipt of these awards we’d very much like to thank:

Ben Goodall – Sound Designer
Daphne Tychogiorgou – Editor
Diarmid Scrimshaw – Producer
Harry Escott – Composer
Jean-Clément Soret – Colourist
Simon Whalley – Producer
Theo Jones – VFX Supervisor
Tim Webber – Director

Tim Webber attended Animator Animation Festival in Poland (right), where FLITE was competing. Tim was part of the jury for the Polish animated short film competition and gave a talk to industry professionals and students as part of the Animator Pro track.

Nathan goes to NIFFF

Animation Supervisor Nathan McConnel (LDN) took to the stage at this year’s Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF for short) to discuss what went into breathing life into characters like Rocket Raccoon, Lylla, Teefs and Floor for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. Hope you brought a pile of Swiss chocolate back with you Nathan! 

Perspectives and EduSpark

MUM CG Supervisor, Prashant Nair, was part of Arena Animation’s Perspectives event this year, where he delivered an insightful talk about Breathing Life into Digital Characters and Creatures. Prashant also joined the panel of judges for the Live Student Showreel Review event at the EduSpark summit hosted by AnimationXpress. 

Staff Awards

The polls are open once again – place your votes for this quarter’s worthy winners!

Remember, you need to be connected to the VPN, and anyone who has received an award in the past 12 months is ineligible from the vote this time around. You only have one week, so get voting!

In other news

Never March Alone

Some of our LDN colleagues participated in the official Pride march last week, representing Framestore in our branded Pride t-shirts designed by Alan Wood. Looks like an amazing day!

Framesquad & Flamestorm

MTL’s Framesquad secured their first win of the season under an oppressive humid heat this week. After being led in the first half, the team was able to come back in the second half and snatch victory 34-31!  A huge thank you to the supporters Justine Mada, Yanis Levostre, Barthelemy Aupetit, Clement Liegois and Anne-Lise Darcis for their vibrant support till the end helping the team push through.

LDN’s Flamestorm welcomed back co-captain Nicole DeSantis, on her birthday no less, and decided to celebrate with a 39 – 14 victory against Quarto. Next week it’s another big VFX showdown as they take on the Dneg Double Sluggers.

CFX Games Night

The VAN CFX Team had an amazing team night celebrating in the Games Room, enjoying table tennis, pool, foosball, and hanging out with their colleagues. They made espresso martinis and had an absolute blast. Until next CFX team night! 

That’s it for this week!