The official trailer for Barbie dropped last week, and the world is in an even greater frenzy with 27M views in 7 days! We can’t wait to see the doll-lightful work of our FPS, MTL and MUM teams showcased on the big screen on July 21st.
And just in case you needed even more pink stuff in your life, Mattel has just unveiled new dolls replicating the cast of the Barbie movie. The resemblance is, in some cases, uncanny.
The LDN team has delivered a series of spots for Emirates featuring new brand ambassador, Penelope Cruz. Directed by Robert Stromberg, the Bumpers show Cruz sampling the various luxuries that Emirates customers experience as they Fly Better, from comfortable seating, a crafted beverage in the A380 Onboard Lounge, to an indulgent shower above the clouds.
Christian Kaestner spoke about the innovative techniques used in creating the immersive world of 1899 in an interview with VFX Voice.
Elsewhere in VFX Voice land, VFX Supervisor Russ Dodgson discusses what it means to bring fully digital cast members to a high-end episodic production – read the piece here.
In other news
FLITE x Sci-Fi Film Festival
FLITE, the short film directed by CCO Tim Webber, and taking in a range of brilliant Framestore talent, hits London screens this week as part of the ever-popular Sci-Fi London Film Festival. Find out more here.
Framestore Podcast with Tim Webber
On this week’s episode we break the tradition of our ‘two-parter’ format, with a stand alone episode we recorded live from this year’s FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany. This week’s special guest is Tim Webber, Chief Creative Officer and award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor. Listen here.
Animation in MEL
With the MEL animation team working across different locations, the amazing Claudia Blackburne took it upon herself to bring as many of the crew together as possible for an action packed weekend including food, go karting, drinks and more food! And a big shout out to those that made it from another state!
The MEL teams also came together for a mid-week wind down with a paint & sip evening. This time it was Aussie animal themed, with staff choosing either an emu, a croc, kangaroo, cockatoo, koala, or dingo to paint. Which furry friend is your favourite?!
FrameSquad First Game
Introducing you MTL basket team, FrameSquad !
From left to right
Top row: Audrey Gabriel, Shu Pan, Matthias Schonegger, Lilyan Baltaze, Sasha Leigh Izadpanah, William Poulin, Anthony Greco.
Bottom row: Kendell Copeland, Elizabeth Paradis, Benoit Lefebvre.
FrameSquad had their first game of the season on a beautiful rooftop under a scorching sun. The team dominated in a very tight match, which ended with a narrow victory for the opposing team.
You’re all caught up for this week!