New Year BAFTA and VES Nominations
This years BAFTA nominations, announced on 18th January, include a Special Visual Effects Nomination for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Christian Manz, one of the four named nominees, led the Framestore team. Framestore's contribution to Harry Potter included the creation of Dobby and Kreacher and the magical animated storybook sequence.
Framestore has also been honored with six nominations for the 9th Annual VES Awards. The nominees for this prestigious award are selected by a panel of Visual Effects Society members that is made up of industry leaders.
Two Framestore created characters from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Dobby and Kreacher, were nominated for ‘Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture’, The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was also nominated for 'Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture'. The Framestore team on SALT was nominated in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture’ category. The Sand Room, created by Framestore for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, received a nomination for ‘Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture’. And in the ‘Outstanding Animated Commercial’ category, the critically-acclaimed Framestore spot, Andrex, received a nod.
William Sargent, Framestore CEO "To receive seven nominations across four projects in film and commercials is an amazing testament to the artists across the company in both London and New York and the teamwork that creates extraordinary images. Can I thank our peers for their generosity."
Framestore is an Oscar-winning visual effects company and the UK’s leading authority on stereoscopic 3D. Framestore uses innovative talent and technology to create hi-end images for every platform. In addition to working for Hollywood studios, advertisers, ad agencies, production and gaming companies, Framestore also generates its own paid-for content: eg – VFX in Your Pocket and Polar Peril.