LONDON — Framestore Pre-production Services (www.framestore.com) has introduced its key creative team of supervisors, who will work across previs, techvis, postvis and virtual production.
Photo (L-R): Vincent Aupetit, Kaya Jabar, Michelle Blok and Jon Allen
Vincent Aupetit is creative director and senior supervisor, with credits that include Wonder Woman 1984, Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. Kaya Jabar serves as pre-production supervisor. Her credits include Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Dumbo, Game of Thrones and Tomb Raider. Visualization supervisor Michelle Blok is a two-time Emmy winner, with a credit list that includes multiple seasons of Game Of Thrones and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And Jon Allen is also a visualisation supervisor, with a resume that includes work on Hobbs & Shaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
“We’ve brought together a world-class team with extensive knowledge, experience and leadership skills in all aspects of pre-production” says Alex Webster, Framestore’s MD, pre-production services. “Each supervisor is an expert in their own field but crucially they see the value in the wider team we’re building at Framestore, where visualisation and virtual production can sit alongside animation, concepting, story development and VFX in one creative ecosystem.”
FPS expands and enhances Framestore’s existing capability, allowing clients adaptability and flexibility, whether they need standalone pre-production support or a seamless end-to-end solution. The new creative team boasts years of experience working in previs, lightweight virtual production, techvis and postvis. These creative services can be seamlessly integrated with Framestore’s VFX and animation pipeline.
During lockdown the team has pioneered ways to deliver interactive shot creation and virtual location scouting alongside core previs on multiple shows, ensuring best in class production values and a great and seamless client experience.
“We’ve had a really enthusiastic response to FPS from clients and industry partners, so announcing our key creatives is an exciting next step,” says Framestore’s global managing director of film, Fiona Walkinshaw. “We’ve already lined up some fantastic film and VOD projects for them to lend their skills to, and with physical production currently locked down we anticipate higher demand for areas like pre-production, concept and visualization as studios and filmmakers work to get their projects onto the starting blocks.”