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30/01/2004

New talent boosts Framestore CFC

Framestore CFC has announced growth of over 30% in 2003.
During the period over 100 new recruits joined, from all parts of the world, boosting the company's work across film, television and advertising and taking the total number of staff to over 400.
A particular growth area has been in the commercials team, which has more than doubled in size over the last five years.
Honoured with eight national and international awards in 2003, for work including Audi ‘Fish’, Xbox ‘Mosquito’, Levi's ‘Odyssey’ and Johnnie Walker's ‘Fish’, Framestore CFC's award winning 3D commercials team has taken on a number of new members. These include the permanent addition of Jake Mengers who worked on all of Framestore CFC's aforementioned award-winning commercials and Andrew Boyd, who previously spent several years at Glassworks where he worked on a variety of projects including music video work for Bjork and CG animation on the Kit-e-Kat commercials. Longstanding member of the Framestore CFC broadcast team, Dave Hulin, has also made the switch to the commercials team following his previous work on the BBC's 'Walking With...' series and more recently the Dinotopia TV mini-series. Matthew Turner has also joined the commercials team as Telecine Colourist from rival company The Mill.
Building on its success in the UK, Framestore CFC recently announced the launch of its first commercials office in New York. Led by longstanding director Jon Collins the office is a boutique creative shop, which will serve the needs of the company's US-based advertising agency clients.
William Sargent, joint CEO of Framestore CFC said: "We have worked hard to become one of the most highly regarded computer animation studios in the world and to establish the UK post-production industry as a centre of excellence, capable of attracting major international film and television productions. We have applied these disciplines to the commercials industry and our success is due to the fact we work with our clients as true creative partners and employ artists with a wide range of experience, beyond simple operational skills.
"2003 has been a record year for our commercials team and 2004 already promises some exciting developments, both in the UK and US. The fact that we are recruiting first-class talent from all over the world both demonstrates that the UK is the vibrant, creative home of some of the most exciting projects currently around, and endorses our particular approach to commercials work".
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