The week Framestore gets its baubles out (06.12.19)

Oscars VFX Longlist

Seven films we worked on have made it into the prestigious Oscars VFX Longlist:

SpiderMan: Far From Home
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Dumbo
Captain Marvel
Hobbs and Shaw
Alita: Battle Angel

Congratulations to everyone involved! We’ll keep you updated on which make it into the shortlist in the New Year.

Annie Awards

Further congratulations are in order as His Dark Materials and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu are nominated for Best Character Animation – TV/ Media and Best Character Animation – Live Action, respectively.


The Aeronauts

The MTL crew braved the elements recently to see their glorious work at the IMAX as nature intended.


No Time to Die

Shaken, not stirred. Bond is back in a big way and those who went to the latest WIP screenings will doubtless recognise our Framestore shots…


His House (in the middle of his street)

His House, the feature debut from hotly-tipped writer-director Remi Weekes, is going to get its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The creepy ‘elevated horror’ tale is backed by New Regency and BBC Films, and features work by our LDN IA team – could it be 2020’s Hereditary?


McDonald’s Frozen II

The CHI office worked on a spot to promote the release of Happy Meal coinciding with Frozen II. Led by CD Danny PelPurgatorio and Comp Supe Chris Beers, the team transformed the original vibrant green landscape into a fall-coloured orange and red setting, complimented with a grade from Simon Bourne.


Press

His Dark materials

Definition magazine delved into the mysterious world of His Dark Materials, slapping Lyra and Pan on the cover and devoting a cool seven pages to the BBC/HBO extravaganza. Overall VFX supe, Russell Dodgson (LDN) spoke to the magazine on the show’s spellbinding VFX. 

The Final Countdown

The Guardian is counting down its top 50 TV shows of 2019, and Framestore has totted up four titles as critics work their way from 50 to 11: The Capture, Watchmen, The Crown and His Dark Materials. Have a look at the countdown here

The return of Mary Poppins Returns

Fantasy/Animation speak to VFX Supe Christian Kaestner and Comp Supe Frederikke Glick (MTL) on the detailed and stylised look we created for Mary Poppins Returns. Head here to listen.

Framestore’s New Digs

Framestore’s plans to set up shop in Mumbai were announced this week, with the news covered by Business InsiderSHOOT and Studio Daily, amongst others.


Out and About

Content London

VFX Exec Producer, James Whitlam (LDN) sat on a panel alongside the great and good of high-end television at the Content London conference this week. The panel examined how film-quality VFX can be brought to episodic entertainment. 

b’Ars

CG Supe, Alan Woods (LDN) took to the stage earlier today in Barcelona to talk about the magical environments we created for Mary Poppin’s Returns.

Most Contagious

We took our Game of Thrones VR experience Beyond the Wall to Most Contagious, a conference showcasing the most innovative and world-class campaigns in the great big marketing world and we captured some excellent reactions..


Internal

Runners Training

Our CEO, William Sargent was the guest of honour at LDN’s weekly runner training session. He shared his journey, his vision for the company, and answered some great questions from our diligent runners.

All for a good cause

The MTL office have been bakin’ sweet, sweet goods to raise money in the battle against cancer. The bake sale was a huge success, raking in a total of $595.35. The event was put on in addition to MTL’s Framestore Connect Game Night, where beer donations were also collected. In total, they’ve managed to raise funds in excess of $1700.00!

The FS Movember team would like to send a massive THANK YOU everyone who joined in on Friday to support the cause and to all the bakers who took the time to create a huge variety of goodies that everyone got to enjoy Friday. 


Festivities

The LDN office transformed the cafe into a festive hub of Christmas gifts. The Christmas Fair was selling everything from succulents (festively named ‘Prick’) and ceramics to liqueurs and paintings.

Office decor

CHI

LA

NY

LDN

MTL

Continuing the festive vibe, New Business Manager Lorraine Fearon and Producer Emma Cook (LDN) also hosted a Christmas meal for advertising agency VCCP.

Portrait Sculpture

The latest series of Portrait Sculpture classes in the LDN office have come to a close with some hella good results.


That’s it for this week, catch you next time!