By Wiktoria Przybylska
A mix of creatives from University of Greenwich Media and Communications, Film Studies and Film and TV took a trip to the brand new, freshly paint-smelling Framestore head office in the heart of London, Chancery Lane.
Framestore is one of the biggest post-production companies in the world, with award-winning effects, innovative technology and fifteen thousand talents (just in London) working together to create characters we love (Dobby! Paddington! Digitally recreated Chris Hemsworth!).
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a non-disclosure agreement, which we signed and so yeah, that’d be it for this blog post, thank you, Maria, for organising the visit, it was great!
Just kidding! We were greeted by two guys from their recruitment who were friendly and kind enough to spare a whole hour to guide us through what and how Framestore operates while answering a million questions, most starting with ‘let’s say we wish to work here, how would we…?’
Their lovely team showed us an amazing presentation and talked about all their past projects, upcoming ideas, organisation, creative brains and worked hours behind each detail in each shot of each film and add. I mean.. They took kids to Mars! (Google it, I recommend).
What we learnt is that post-production is hard work, great fun and Framestore is amazing enough to do paid internships and apprenticeships for all media and film buffs to try their best with the best. They also promised to put successful candidates right into the deep end of an actual production! Also, apparently on Fridays at 5 pm they crack open a can of beer, sit around and have fun – which makes Framestore not only the perfect place to work and get inspired but also… well… to be.
Big thank you from all of us to Maria, who organised the tour for us! It was a great experience to see it for ourselves and to talk to the people who work there (…and recruit – be quick, they are recruiting interns for Summer 2018 NOW – with accommodation and travel expenses payed!).