Apple Bounce – a project created in collaboration with agency TBWA – has won Best In Show, two Best of Discipline designations—one in Advertising, another in Motion/Film/Gaming Craft—and four Gold Cubes at this year’s ADC Awards, hosted virtually by The One Club. Congratulations to all the brilliant minds behind this project!
Apple Bounce has also been shortlisted in several categories, as has Wall Street Journal’s Read Yourself Better for Visual Effects for D&AD Awards. Winners will be announced online in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for the results!
The First Team
The First Team, a new football (a.k.a. ‘soccer’) comedy from the creators of The Inbetweeners kicked off this week on the BBC. Framestore’s LDN team delivered some crowd work throughout the series, as well as a visual gag involving a pretty large dent in someone’s head. Read more about the work we did here.
Giant LED Panels to Make for Smaller Video Shoots
Michael Ralla talks to AdWeek about how pioneering effects techniques (namely the LED lighting panel technique created for Gravity), could be used on smaller scale productions affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
What we’ve been up to
Global MD, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw, took part in a panel session for Screen International, chatting to execs from ILM and Weta Digital about how the VFX industry has adapted to lockdown and what the future holds. She praised the resilience of Framestore’s workforce, and highlighted how work on major feature films is being delivered from home.
His Dark Materials
We were lucky enough to host a special FTV session featuring both the writer and producer of His Dark Materials yesterday. Producer and co-founder of Bad Wolf Studios Jane Tranter praised Framestore’s creative input, while writer Jack Thorne (who also penned Framestore projects The Aeronauts and The Secret Garden) likened the process to the highly-collaborative world of theatre. Catch up with the session if you missed it on FTV+
Recruiter, Bonnie Dorais (MTL) spoke on this Access VFX podcast alongside other industry professionals to give advice on how budding artists can make a start in VFX.
In Conversation with… David Yates
Framestore has been proud to play a part in the evolution of the Wizarding World over the years, and we’ve been delighted to work with director David Yates as we’ve followed the journeys of both Harry Potter and Newt Scamander.
David kindly took the time out to speak to CD, Film, Christian Manz (LDN) for this very special FTV session, in which David talks about his career, the Wizarding World and his experience working with Framestore, as well as answering some of the questions you sent over.
Christian will introduce the pre-recorded interview, and is more than happy to take questions afterwards.
You’ve been [Framed]
Meet Art Department Producer Anthony Eliot-Finch (LDN). He’s powered by green tea and worked on two seasons of Netflix’s outrageous comedy series Happy! Find out more about Anthony here.
In Other News
Rivaling Disney+ and Netflix, HBO’s new streaming platform is off to a strong start having scored all eight Harry Potter films as part of its launch.