The week we say Bon Voyage🚀(18.8.23)

Winding up for Wheel of Time

Amazon gave us a sneak peek into Wheel of Time S2 with some dynamic new character posters ahead of the series’ release on 1 September. Catch up on what’s to come with the official trailer, showcasing some magical VFX from the LDN team, led by VFX Supervisor Patti Llaguno.

The Invasion begins next week

A new trailer for Invasion Season 2 has been released this week in preparation for the first episode releasing on Apple TV+ on 23 August. The new season will feature VFX from both our LDN and NYC studios with the aliens and some alien environments requiring bespoke tools to be created.

Farewell to Voyage to the Edge of Imagination

This week the Science Museum in LDN says bon voyage to its Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination exhibit as it sets out on a 5-year global tour. It was a huge privilege for Framestore and our partner P&P Projects, to be appointed as lead designer by the Science Museum over the entire exhibition.

Creative Directory, Gavin Fox notes, “Together, our role was to define a story and physical space that would provide a realistic science fiction adventure, exploring the link between the genre and genuine science- not forgetting that this design would also have to be flexible and robust enough to tour the world for the next five years.”

Closing this Sunday, Londoners make sure you take this last chance to visit the exhibition!

Read the full case study here.


Lionesses Score in Ad Appeal

LBB reported this week that System1‘s tests of ITV’s The Pride has Arrived have ranked it the most engaging ad of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Read more here.

Behind the Title features LDN’s Ross Wilkinson

PostPerspectives released and interview with VFX Supervisor, Ross Wilkinson this week to find out what life is like as a VFX Supervisor and some of the work he is particularly proud of.

Click here to read full interview. 

In other news

Final call for votes for our proposed Framestore panels at SXSW

The closing date for your votes is this Sunday 20 August. We’re pushing our awesome proposed panel discussions onto SXSW’s 2024 agenda. SXSW (South by Southwest) is the world’s best known conference/festival that celebrates all things tech, film, music, education, and culture. Show your support by following these two quick steps. Thank you in advance:

  1. Click here to  create a voting account in 30-seconds
  2. Scroll down and click on each button to cast your upvote 

🏳️‍⚧️MTL Celebrates Pride🏳️‍🌈

The MTL team took part in the city’s Pride Parade last Sunday, and showed their support alongside other companies and thousands of Montrealers in a record-breaking year! 

Visit our new look Confluence home page to improve your Framestore knowledge and connection

We listened to your feedback and have simplified the home page to make it easier to find and connect to the content and training you’re after. 

Check it out 👉 

(To access you need to be connected to our network in the office or on VPN at home).

What is Confluence and why use it? It’s our internal knowledge hub. Use it to improve your Framestore knowledge by reading, connecting, collaborating, sharing, creating, discussing, and learning with others. 

In addition to department spaces, you can also find:

  • Community areas for Diversity (Social Equity), Global Mentoring, Framestore Podcast, Employee referrals, Anatomy Club, Art@Framestore, and Framestore TV (FTV)
  • Training page for upcoming training (from Production to personal skills development), new starter modules, department training, external resources, and get to know the Training team
  • Show Spaces for upcoming Film & Episodic, and Integrated Advertising (IA)
  • In-house tools & resources about Filestore, Flock, Framecast, Front, Glossary, Help and our Intranet

Find out more by joining one of our Weekly Confluence Q&A sessions with Kellie Finch. Reach out to her to sign-up

MTL‘s Framesquad prepare for playoffs

The MTL basketball team took home another game last Wednesday against Attraction Images. Making it five wins in a row! What a way to finish the regular season with a convincing win 66-22, placing the team in 3rd place. The Squad is now getting ready for playoffs starting next week. 

That’s all folks for this week!