The week we shared our knowledge🧠(15.9.23)

More than One Piece

After a wonderful reception on Netflix around the world and from manga fans, One Piece has been renewed for Season 2. In this interview with Deadline executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements outline their long term plans for the show.

It’s a Wrap

MEL complete two tough projects

A big shout out to the teams working on Borderlands and Leave the World Behind in MEL for finally completing these two projects this week. VFX Supervisor Avi Goodman sent round congratulations for the hard work, perseverance and skill shown by the teams on these projects and we look forwards to seeing final work!

Wonka Wrapped for MTL Team

After two years bringing to life the wonderful world of Wonka the team in MTL wrapped their work on the film this week with support from VAN and MUM (work in LDN work is still in production.) Supervising Executive Producer, Sabrina Gagnon congratulated the team of 575 people who worked on the project on the smashing 1,848,523 frames that were rendered!

Tom & Jerry Debuts on Netflix 🐭🐱

The 2021 film Tom & Jerry has launched on Netflix in UK today ranking No.1 in films right now. Already available in the US, Framestore was the main studio on this project working to blend the classic 2D animation of Joseph Barbara and William Hanna’s classic characters with cutting edge VFX.


APA Collection 2023

The APA Collection is a unique showcase of the year’s best commercials from UK production companies and agencies. Unveiled at the APA Show last Friday, it was great to see our LDN team’s work on ‘Save the Survivors‘ for Save the Children included, alongside multiple projects from Company 3.

View the full list here


Microsoft Fashion Panel

London Fashion Week is here! 👗 ✨

This week, Creative Technologist Johannes Saam joined a thought-provoking panel discussion, hosted by Microsoft and the Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion. This engaging conversation featured influential figures from the worlds of business, Hypebae, and CYBR Magazine. Together, they explored the transformative impact of AI on the fashion industry, from the creative process to production and consumption.

Michael Stein at CogX Festival

Michael Stein, CTO of Framestore, took part in a CogX Festival panel conversation discussing the blurring of lines between Production and Post Production and the impact of AI.

Art Department 101 at Concept101

This week our art department took the stage at Concept101 to discuss the development of some of our creature creations and explore some of our concept art. With an introduction from Head of the Art Department Martin Macrae, Art Directors Dan Baker and Jonathan Opgenhaffen will be exploring the development of the Manticore from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and our work on Midnight Sky.

In other news

AI/Machine Learning Discussion

Catch up on the FTV discussion on AI and machine learning (ML) before the conversation continues next week with Part 1 of the discussion below. Part 2 also hosted by Technology Strategist, Lorna Dannielle Dumba will delve into the key initiatives where we are using AI/ML. Lorna will be joined by COO Tim Webber, VFX Supervisor Theo Jones and CTO Michael Stein.

Add Part 2 of this discussion to your calendar now:

September 20th: 5pm BST/ 12pm EDT/ 11am CDT/ 9am PDT

September 21st: 8am BST/ 5pm AEST/ 12:30pm IST

Reviewing SIGGRAPH 2023

A two-part series recapping this year’s SIGGRAPH conference. With Siggraph celebrating its 50th anniversary there is a wealth of knowledge to share from the graphics and VFX communities sharing their insights, tackling production challenges and exploring the latest research. In this two-part FTV series Manne Ohrmstrom, Nathan Walster, Nestor Prado and Theo Jones go over an industry overview and dive deep into the latest trends and technology.

Watch the videos here.

Lighting up the park in MTL

This week the Lighting team in MTL had a lovely time with a small get together in the park…

IA Party in the Park

The IA team in LDN had their own summer party in Lincoln Fields this week with drinks, snacks and of course a few good party games.

MTL Bar Crawl

A group of Framestore employees took their Beer Friday to go in last week’s Bar Crawl, which saw them visiting some of the neighbourhoods best known bars and pubs!

Film Club: The Sequel

Looking Back at Basketball

Hosts of the basketball summer league, Fabrik8, have shared a brilliant video recapping a great season of sport for Framesquad in MTL. We look forward to supporting the team once again next year!

Reminder that MUM have a bank holiday next Tuesday!

That’s all folks!