The week we learn it's easy being green (17.01.20)

Oscar Nomination

Avengers: Endgame – the highest grossing film of all time – has been nominated for this year’s Visual Effects Oscar. While sadly we’re not on the ticket, huge congratulations still to all those involved on this record-breaking project!

We released the VFX breakdown for the movie back in September last year, which is now climbing quickly towards an impressive half a MILLION views on our youtube channel.


HSBC

Check out the VFX and colour grade on this new spot for HSBC.


Have a watch[men]

*SPOILER ALERT* (don’t come crying to me, you’ve been warned)

We were tasked with creating super-power effects for Watchmen’s season finale, as well as a new manifestation of Dr. Manhattan – take a look at our VFX breakdown for the show…


The Universal Sphere

With its 258-degree view, the sphere offers a near real-world experience, immersing the audience in a journey through space, swimming alongside a 200-ton whale and flying above the summit of Mount Everest.


Press

His Dark Materials

Industry bible has dubbed His Dark Materials a “co-viewing hit,” which in layperson’s terms means it’s been an intergenerational success and something that families have sat down and enjoyed together. Cute, right? Read the full article here

The universe that keeps on giving

VES magazine VFX Voice digs into the tremendous impact the MCU has had on the world of visual effects, featuring commentary from our very own Stuart Penn (LDN). See the article here

What Witchery is this?

Exec Producer, TV, Chris Gray (LDN) speaks to Art of VFX about Framestore’s work on the project. Give it a read here.


What we’ve been up to

Sustainability Week

This week the LDN office have been encouraging Framestorians to recycle properly and make more sustainable life choices. The week began with ‘Recycling Day’, where we were joined by PicUp: London, created by our very own Lighting TD Alastair Cross (LDN) who rasie awareness of the vast amounts of litter on our streets. Also in attendance was Sustainable Advantage, a waste management company who were there to educate staff on how to correctly dispose of different types of waste.

Wednesday was ‘Cycle Day’ where staff could participate in cycle skill sessions to improve their confidence when cycling on the road and could take their bike for a free MOT. On ya bike.

Today LDN hosted the Sustainability Market Fair, comprised of sustainability-focused retailers selling everything from organic lip balms and beeswax wraps to bamboo cutlery and ethical clothing.

New News

Over in MTL, Chloe Grysole announces new exciting upcoming projects and studio updates at the Townhall.

Veganuary

Gettin’ high on antioxidants, the LA office hosted a ‘BYOB lunchtime Salad Bar’ in support of the herbivore’s doing Veganuary.

Beating Winter Blues

Mindfulness in the Workplace visited the LDN office for a session around Beating the January Blues. The session discussed how you can maintain your mental and physical wellbeing during the dark, cold winter days. Advice was to eat well, sleep well and try and take in some direct sunlight every day between 12 and 2pm when the sun is highest as this has an immediate effect on your energy and wellbeing.


#InColour

Beau Leon (LA) enhanced the feel and tone of this jam session for Fender.


That’s it for this week, kids!