Heads up for Heart of Stone
Get ready for a thrill ride! Heart of Stone is streaming now on Netflix. Led by VFX Supervisor Mat Krentz, our teams in VAN and MUM have crafted spectacular explosions and jaw-dropping action sequences. Don’t miss this action-packed spectacle!
Barbie makes a billion
Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has passed yet another milestone, having made a cool billion (or should that be Barbillion?) at the box office. Congrats once again to our teams in MTL, LDN and MUM for all your stellar work, and for helping propel the year’s biggest and most talked-about film into the stratosphere!
A feel for every you by Nike
Our LDN team led by Andrew Salter joined forces with Object & Animal and director C Prinz for this beautifully choreographed campaign to showcase Nike’s new line of leggings. The ad empowers women to feel comfortable and confident while exercising no matter how, when or where you choose to do it.
Meet the original party animal
Collaborating with director Steve Miller, Radical Media and BBDO NY, our NYC studio brought to life the iconic Cazadores stag in this spot celebrating the tequila brand’s 100-year heritage.
Read the full case study here.
Sky ‘The Greatest Show’ TVB Europe Feature
TVB Europe spoke to Creative Director, Kamen Markov and Senior Producer, Michael Brown about working with Sky Creative to create a feast for the eyes of larger than life entertainment from Previs all the way to CG asset builds. They also discussed the large amount of VFX work involved with VFX Supervisor, Jules Janaud and in particular building the CG environment.
Read more here.
IndieWire’s awards contenders
IndieWire makes some early predictions about next year’s awards contenders, and a bevvy of Framestore features are in the mix, including The Little Mermaid, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Wonka and Barbie. Click here for the full rundown.
Stunning speakers at SIGGRAPH and DigiPro
This past week we sent out an amazing lineup of speakers to the SIGGRAPH and DigiPro events in LA. Dan Chapman explored the world of Farsight, Theo Jones and Nestor Prado dove into our Unreal Engine pipeline FUSE, and Maxime Masse and Nathan Walster explored the intricate relationship between volumetric albedo and attenuation. We also had a digital presence at Siggraph as Alexis Wajsbrot and Stephane Nazé combined forces with Wētā FX and Sony ImageWorks to focus on the amazing CG characters and animation created for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
[ FRAMED ]
Meet LDN Senior Producer, James Yeo a PlayStation enthusiast who finds inspiration everywhere from the latest TikToks to fine art. James Yeo, you’ve been [FRAMED].
Read the full interview here.
In other news
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The Framestore Podcast is back this week with another 2-part episode with special guest VFX Recruiter, Roxy Prophet from our MEL office, and guest co-host Recruitment Officer, Harshil Tank. Simon Devereux dives deep into Roxy’s life long love of film and her approach to talent acquisition before Harshil takes the reins and looks at Roxy’s time at Framestore. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
MUM Independence Day Celebration
With Independence Day around the corner (15th August, Tuesday), we decided to have an early celebration at our MUM office today with our outfits, studio food and decor all inspired by the Indian tricolours.
Picture Perfect at MTL 10 Year Party
Celebrating 10 years in MTL, last month’s party was a roaring success, and served as much-needed release after a busy year! Check out the photos that show the team having a blast at Jardin Royalmount!
NYC lunch and learn with Peter Pascucci
NYC had the pleasure of hosting Peter Pascucci, an accomplished Director of Photography, this week. Peter shared his cinematic journey and expertise in various aspects of the field, spanning cameras, lighting, lenses, and strategic shot selections, among others.
4 in a row for Framesquad
After a two-week break, the Framesquad team were back on the basketball court. Luckily, the break didn’t affect the team, as they picked up where they left off with their 4th win in a row. It was yet another team effort under the hot summer sun, where they managed to secure the win 28-22. Only one game left on Wednesday August 16 before the playoffs! Everyone is welcome to join and cheer for your favourite basketball team. GO SQUAD!!!
Season Finale for Flamestorm
Flamestorm had their final game of the season this week. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky (and the sun was mostly in their eyes) as they took the field against RAPP’s “Base Invaders”. RAPP pulled out all the stops, but Flamestorm kept on them. In the end, the opponents excellent fielding held Flamestorm off, but they could hold their heads up high knowing it was a well fought game. The final score was Flamestorm 19 – RAPP 23.
A special shout out goes to the whole team for a great season and all the fans that came out to cheer us on. Thanks for everything and see you next year!
Reminder that MUM will be OOO on Tuesday…
That’s all folks for this week!