Released in cinema’s today The Marvels features a stunning sequence from our LDN design team calling back to the cartoon style sequence work they did for Miss Marvel.
The World Needs More Santas | Coca Cola
Coca-Cola’s Christmas ad fizzes with VFX talent as Framestore’s LDN team headed up by Creative Director, Kamen Markov teams up with Stink, legendary Director collective Traktor and Oscar winning DOP Anthony Dod Mantle to bring Santa to town. Working seamlessly alongside the team was master colourist Jean-Clément Soret at Company 3, who offered up a warm grade which transcends the winter scenes.
The ad was highlighted by LBB in their Work of the Week article commenting on the way the ad brings people together to create ‘a little bit of Real Magic’.
“When minds grow, opportunities follow.”
Continuing our ongoing collaboration with director Isaiah Seret, VMLY&R and Biscuit Filmworks, our NY VFX teams led by VFX Creative Director, Vicky Osborn, VFX Supervisor, Andre Vidal and CG Lead, Patrick Ross to show how Dell Technologies powers new ways of learning for students of any age and anywhere.
Dive into Damsel
We got the first poster for 2024’s Damsel starring Millie Bobby Brown and Angela Bassett this week. This was one of FPS’s earliest projects back in 2020 and we are looking forward to see how it has developed since then.
The wonderful Julian Clary will be hosting a nostalgic look back at some of the UK’s greatest Christmas ads remembering the good, the great, and the unforgettable. The programme will feature our ASDA ‘Have Your Elf A Merry Christmas’ ad and an interview with Creative Director, Kamen Markov.
The programme will air on Channel 5 November 12 at 6:05pm.
Variety – Rebel Moon Theatrical Release
Zack Snyder‘s space adventure film Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire has set a one-week theatrical run ahead of its debut on Netflix. The film will be playing exclusively on 70mm from Dec. 15-21 in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London.
In the meantime, Zack Snyder will begin his promotional tour this Sunday on America’s ‘Game of the Week’ on FOX, where he will release the trailer for Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire. He will then participate in Geeked Week to share more details.
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire streams Dec. 22 on Netflix.
David Reviews | PlayStation PS5
We had the pleasure of working with Playstation and director Henry Hobson on this ad spot for the PlayStation 5 Slim showing off the haptic feedback and the iconic game characters users will feel even closer to. The ad was given Pick of the Day by David Reviews this week saying, “the silhouette of a Clicker from ‘The Last of Us Part I’ is used to brilliant effect.” and giving the ad 5 stars.
Designing the Haunted Mansion
The Art of VFXand several other publications featured the breakdown reel for an enchanting animated sequence in The Haunted Mansion telling the history and horror of the movie’s most infamous specter, The Hatbox Ghost, crafted by the talented team in our design studio.
Variety Oscar Predictions
Variety kicks off its post-strike Oscar predictions, with VFX Supervisor, Alexis Wajsbrot named as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 crew in the running for the Visual Effects award. Congrats are also due to our newest VFX Supervisor, Gary Brozenich, who is namechecked for his work as Production VFX Supervisor on Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – See the full list.
Pre-Production Supervisor, Kaya Jabar where she took audiences behind the scenes of the visualisation process for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Kaya explored the workflows FPS employed on the film and the advanced planning techniques that ensured every element of the visual effects work was executed to perfection.
Aesthetica Film Festival
VFX Supervisor, Theo Jones took an impromptu trip to York this week to introduce FLITE at the Aesthetica Film Festival. Stepping in for Tim Webber, he discussed the VFX used in the film and how technology has changed over the course of his career.
Framestore headed out to the CICLOPE Festival in Berlin this week. The annual event gathers talent in the industry to celebrate the best film craft around the world. Jean-Clément Soret at Company 3 also hosted a Masterclass at the event where he offered a brief history of colour grading!
In other news
Beaming with the BAFTA
Our very unique P&O Cruises Memorable Moment BAFTA was delivered to the LDN studio this week prompting a photo featuring the team behind the Platinum Jubilee’s Party at the Palace with Paddington.
Our MUM office ended their week with Diwali, celebrating in the office before they have their public holidays next week. Diwali is the festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness, and is therefore called the festival of lights; because homes and buildings across India are festooned with lights and earthen clay oil lamps are lit. . For many Indians, it also marks the start of the new year. MUM celebrated in traditional Indian attire, festive decorations and a yummy snack counter that had people coming back for more.
The Marvels Cast and Crew Screening
Our LDN design team went to the Cast and Crew Screening for The Marvels this week to celebrate the beautiful sequence they created to follow on from the TV series Ms Marvel.
The MTL Basketball Team found its new, GORGEOUS, training winter court, 10 minutes from work! There are still 4 spots available if you would like to join us for the next 11 sessions.
If you are interested, please contact Benoit Lefebvre, Laina Bennani or Elisabeth Paradis before next Wednesday!
Reminder that MUM will be out of office on November 13 and 14.