The Matrix Resurrections
The day has come… Neo and Trinity reunite for a trip back to The Matrix in the official trailer for the franchise’s fourth instalment. Our LDN team delivered a whole bag of (ma)trix, including breath-taking action, environments, and digi-double work.
Don’t Look Up
Our MTL artists delivered almost 150 VFX shots for black comedy, Don’t Look Up. The team were responsible for a wealth of note-perfect environment and FX work, and we just can’t wait to see the finished film!
The movie is Directed by Adam McKay (the brilliant mind behind Anchorman and The Big Short) and will hit cinemas and Netflix in December.
Rivalling the impressive A-lister count in Ocean’s 12, the star-studded cast includes *deep breath* Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Timothée Chalamet, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, and Chris Evans.
“I thought, what if Fyre Festival was a person and that person had power in the White House….”
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the boundary-smashing Libresse #Wombstories cleaned up at multiple awards ceremonies this year, and we’ve got even more good news.
This week the campaign has gone on to win a Grand Prix at Creative Pool awards and has taken home the prestigious Gold of Golds at the Creative Circle Awards. A huge congrats to Creative Director Sharon Lock and the team for the project’s continued success! Here’s to breaking barriers and awards records!
Facebook – That Close
The LA team used 2D Flame conform, compositing, finishing graphics and animation techniques to complete the films that charmingly show the app’s evolution. To top it all off Beau Leon (LA) adds that marvellous finishing touch with a colour grade.
LBB: 5 minutes with Sharon Lock
Creative Director Sharon Lock (LDN) speaks to LBB on her childhood, her journey into the industry and her work on the multi-award winning campaign Libresse #Wombstories. Have a read here.
What we’ve been up to
Mumbai Studio Launch
This week over 650 people registered to join us in a discussion on the opening of Framestore’s brand spankin’ new studio in Mumbai. The launch was officiated by Global MD, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw, MD Akhauri P. Sinha (MUM), CG Supe Prashant Nair (MUM) and Recruitment Manager Nikita Nabanita (MUM) who discussed the thriving VFX industry in Mumbai and Framestore’s for the future.
UK Creative Festival
Our Global Real-Time Director, Karl Woolley took a trip to the southern coastal town of Margate in Kent where the UK Creative Festival was hosted this week. Karl sat on a panel alongside top industry professionals to give an insight into virtual production, and where they think it’s headed.
William Sargent and the LDN recruitment team suited up in their fanciest garms for the the 50th NFTS (National Film & Television School) Gala hosted in Old Billingsgate, with enviable views of the city. The evening included live entertainment, a silent auction and team quizzes.
Update Yo’ Email Footers
Just a quick reminder to update your email footers HERE (you’ll need to be signed into VPN). It’s super quick (a mere 30 seconds if you’re a fast typer). The old footers have the incorrect locations on.
In Other News
Can we get a TUDUMMM
Netflix are hosting a live stream fan event on 25th September. It’s called ‘Tudum’ and you’re invited. It’ll involve first-looks, exclusives and input from talent/creators involved in approx 70 of the streamer’s shows and films. Framestore titles Dont’ Look Up, Red Notice, Cowboy Bebop and The Sandman are set to be in the mix. See more info here.
Beginning today (10th September), Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest and most auspicious festivals in India. The 11-day celebration concludes on 21st September. We wish you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
That’s a wrap for this week.
Catch you next week with more Framestore antics!