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October 20, 2014 3:51 pm

hear Paddington’s voice for the first time

Here’s a short featurette on the making of Paddington, Framestore‘s latest big animation film. It’s the first time you get to hear Ben Whishaw as the new voice of Paddington, following Colin Firth leaving the project. I’ve been watching this project develop at Framestore for the last year, and I’m really excited to see the finished thing. I think this featurette makes it look like a lot of fun.

March 3, 2014 4:14 pm

Gravity wins 7 Oscars

Alfonso Cuarón‘s space epic Gravity won 7 Oscars at last night’s 86th Academy Awards. Cuarón picked up the prestigious award for Best Achievement in Directing, and the film was awarded 6 technical achievement prizes including, most importantly, the award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, just as the VFX Predictinator predicted.

Pictured left to right, Framestore‘s visual effects supervisor Tim Webber and CG supervisor Chris Lawrence, along with animation supervisor David Shrik and special effects supervisor Neil Corbould shared the award.
Everyone at Framestore is very excited and proud of the contribution that we made to Gravity, and pleased to see Tim and Chris awarded for their amazing work.

Gravity Oscar Wins:
Best Achievement in Directing
– Alfonso Cuarón
Best Achievement in Cinematography
– Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Achievement in Film Editing
– Alfonso Cuarón
– Mark Sanger
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
– Steven Price
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
– Glenn Freemantle
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
– Skip Lievsay
– Niv Adiri
– Christopher Benstead
– Chris Munro
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
– Tim Webber
– Chris Lawrence
– David Shirk
– Neil Corbould

January 4, 2012 9:49 pm

Framestore does Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsAn interesting article from Computer Graphics World, looking at Framestore’s work on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Working in the Bournemouth office, I’m not always connected to everything that goes on in London, so I found this article especially interesting as it covers a lot of the work that I heard about but didn’t get to see in detail.

Full article here.

November 10, 2011 8:08 am

Müller – Wünderful Stuff

To a child of the 80s, such as myself, epic TVC for Müller is possibly the very best advert ever made. Full of 80s kids TV characters such as Muttley, The Mr Men, and KITT from Knight Rider, this hilarious spot builds and builds into an epic battle between fun and bureaucracy.
Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet with typically flawless visual effects work by The Mill.

July 23, 2010 8:25 pm

Ametsub – Repeatedly

The official music video for Ametsub’s new single, relased by Mille Plateaux. Video by Lucio Arese.

Virtual 3d sets of blocks and morphing geometries representing glitches, harmonic and rhythmic structure of the music spread themselves through the streets and the buildings until they take over the entire cityscape. The film has been realized with an experimental, "faked" stop motion technique derived from standard footage elaboration, using multiple paces in order to maintain the synchronization with the soundtrack. Almost every frame of the video becomes a digital sculpture blended into the urban landscape.
   – from the vimeo page.