A closer look at the Ice Titan in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
The first three episodes of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters are now available on Apple TV+. Led by VFX Supervisor, Arek Komorowski, our teams in VAN with support from MTL, have crafted the Ice Titan and the Warthog, as well as some complex FX for the action-packed 10-episode series.
The teams work was strongly commended in TVLine by client side VFX Supervisor, Sean Konrad:
“They have this history of working on complicated monsters, so they knew what they were doing,” he raved. “They really brought it to life and gave it a personality.”
As we eagerly await the release of Avatar: The Last Airbender in February 2024, we get a look at Aang, Sokka, Katara and Appa in this new still showcasing the work from our LDN and NY teams.
That’s a Wrap on Ted
After a fantastic comment on Twitter from Seth MacFarlane last week, our MEL studio has wrapped on Ted. VFX Supervisor, Glenn Melenhorst sent a lovely email to the team thanking them for their work on the show not only the volume of shots created but the quality of the work done to continue the studios efforts from Ted 1 and 2. He also shared some more feedback from Seth saying: “I think it tops the movies. I think it tops any character work I’ve ever seen.”
Ted is set to premier on Peacock Thursday 11 January 2024.
Rebel Moon – Part One: Child of Fire character posters
There are no heroes. Only rebels.
Meet the Rebels of Zack Snyder’s space opera in newly released Rebel Moon Character Posters. The Revolutionary, The Commander, The Daredevil, The Soldier, The Opportunist, The Farmer, The General, The Warrior, The Outsider and The Guardian.
Netflix has also released a new featurette for Rebel Moon featuring plenty of action-packed new footage.
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire streams on Netflix from Friday 22nd December.
Rakuten ‘Ghost of Cash Back Past’
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Fear not… The Ghost of Cash Back Past is here reminding shoppers to save with Rakuten in a new spot by our LA team.
Dive Deep into the Dawn of Barbie
Befores and Afters spoke to Barbie’s VFX Supervisor, Glen Pratt this week to find out more about how the FPS team were involved in paying homage to one of the most iconic film sequences of the 20th century. They also looked at the collaboration between cinematography, visual effects, production design & the miniatures team and special effects brought Greta Gerwig’s authentic artificiality to life. Here’s to our Barbies & Kens who went beyond the brief on this one.
VFX Supervisor, Laureline Silan and Creature Supervisor, Dave Gagnon sat down with Befores & Afters to discuss how Framestore enhanced the Bishop’s claw, Beki, for Foundation Season Two, from previs to the final pixel.
Also this week Laureline gave an interview to The Art of VFX where she discussed her 15 years of experience in the VFX industry and the groundbreaking work our team has accomplished on Foundation Season 2.
Variety | Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Season 6 debut’s at No. 1
Variety reports that part 1 of The Crown Season 6 has recaptured its throne as the number 1 viewed show in its debut week – pulling in 11.1 million views and reaching the top 10 in over 85 counties.
Part 2 of the final season will premier on Thursday 14 December.
LDN | Fleet Street Quarter Panel
This week Stephanie Bruning our Global Marketing Director took part in a panel for the Fleet Street Quarter’s (FSQ) Era of Change. A new public strategy was launched to over 70 FSQ businesses, members and key stakeholders at a panel event hosted at Goldman Sachs European HQ. Chaired by Oliver Shah from the Sunday Times, Stephanie and five other panelists discussed how the proposed changes would impact the area and what new opportunities business such as our LDN studio could gain from the area.
Bulletproof | Manifest
Stephanie Bruning, Global Marketing Director also helped kick off the Manifest event in the London HQ of Bulletproof. She shared insights in how to Reframe the Possible and Framstore’s approach to manifesting success. Other creatives including Lucky Generals, Lego and artist Lucy Sparrow also presented during the event.
British Arrows Jury Drinks
Last week our LDN studio was happy to host the British Arrows Jury drinks before they start judging in the new year.
In other news
An Egg-cellent Q&A in LDN
This week Sam Fell, the director of Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget came to our LDN studio this week to give a presentation and Q&A on the epic comedy sequel to the much loved classic of stop-motion animation. Sam was joined in the studio with the stars of the film – bringing with him the puppets for Rocky, Ginger, Mrs Tweedy and a new character Molly.
For the past couple of weeks, our VAN Studio has hosted a clothing donation drive to support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and Big Brother and Sisters Canada. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated.
We are grateful for everyone’s support
Nimona Talk on FTV
Last month our LDN hosted a presentation and Q&A with NIMONA directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, as well as creator of the original graphic novel, ND Stevenson. You can now watch this anywhere and anytime on FTV!
Password to access the site: FramestoreVFXMerch2022
ILM vs Framestore Friendly
Framestore’s LDN football team kicked off their pre-season with a friendly match against ILM last night (with more matches to come) in the build up to the VFL (Visual Football League) Hopefully kicking off from March 2024. It was a really tough game against a good side and it came to a 3-3 draw.