Framestore backs two new machine learning research fellowships

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore and Bournemouth University are seeking two research fellows to help drive forward the future of visual effects. Joining the Faculty of Media and Communications’ Centre for Applied Creative Technologies (CfACTs) and gaining access to Framestore’s world-leading teams, tech and software, the selected candidates will embark on two-year research programmes to help … Read more

VFX supervisor Damien Stumpf joins Framestore

Framestore has announced Damien Stumpf as the latest world-class VFX supervisor to join its expanding Montreal studio. Damien brings over two decades of extensive skill, knowledge and insight to Framestore, drawing from a rich pool of experiences that includes both award-winning independent and feature films. His latest high-profile project as VFX supervisor was Cruella, which saw … Read more

Framestore announces key hires and growth of the studio

Framestore’s Montreal studio has announced four new key hires across its creative, support and production departments. The roles mark a time of rapid growth and expansion for the Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA-winning company, which has emerged stronger than ever from lockdown with its biggest slate of film and episodic projects yet. Head of FX Kevin … Read more

Framestore works with Dark Bay to deliver 1899, the new project from Dark creators

Framestore has announced they are behind the LED technology used in 1899, the upcoming mystery-drama from the creative powerhouse behind the award-winning Dark. Production on the eight-part series started at the beginning of May, and is helmed by Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. Produced by Dark Ways, the drama is making use of … Read more

Framestore announces new plans for episodic work

Framestore has announced the consolidation of its award-winning film and TV divisions. Both departments will be brought under one banner, one pipeline and a new leadership structure in a move that promises studios, producers, directors and showrunners seamless access and one point of contact to a full suite of creative services that runs from concept … Read more

Framestore receives VFX BAFTA Television Craft Award for second consecutive year with His Dark Materials

Framestore has won this year’s BAFTA Television Craft Award for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects for His Dark Materials – the second year running the creative studio has received the award. The work took in 1400 shots and drew upon the expertise of some 450 Framestore staffers, from VFX experts and animators through to producers, … Read more

Creative studio Framestore celebrates 5 VES Award wins

Framestore celebrated five wins at the Visual Effects Society (VES) awards ceremony, including the prestigious Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature award for The Midnight Sky.  Fiona Walkinshaw, Framestore’s global managing director, Film, said: “The VES wins for The Midnight Sky, The Crown and Project Power are a real testament to the craft, creativity and technical … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

Accessing animation, games and VFX through tech

As the pandemic loomed, leading animation, VFX and games studios went online to support young talent with careers advice, feedback on creative projects and guidance on fast-changing technology trends. Simon Devereux, founder and director of ACCESS:VFX, shares his views on how technology tackles the current challenges in the creative industry and supports the development of … Read more

Megaport helps Framestore render Hollywood hits quickly in the cloud

Network as a Service (NaaS) provider Megaport is helping bring Hollywood hits to the big screen by providing creative studio Framestore with a solution that allows it to tap into the power of public cloud providers to deliver on demand visual effects projects. Framestore, which is headquartered in London with offices across the globe, has … Read more

Framestore returns to the world of His Dark Materials

Season two of His Dark Materials sees Lyra Silvertongue (Dafne Keen) and Will Parry (Amir Wilson) leave their familiar worlds behind, encountering new adventures and new dangers in realms that may contain familiar echoes of their own but prove to be very, very different. Along the way they – and we – meet new friends, … Read more

Framestore breathes life into The Secret Garden

The creative studio at Framestore joined the team as the VFX partner for the film in its entirety, supporting the shoot through to post-production. Working closely with director Marc Munden (Utopia, Electric Dreams), the brief included using subtle VFX to breathe life into the garden, crafting a full-CG robin and building complex real-world environments. Framestore … Read more

George Steel / The Aeronauts

In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, co-stars of The Theory Of Everything, were reunited for director Tom Harper’s adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862. Briskly told in something very close to real time, this Amazon escapade, … Read more

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