Framestore is delighted to have been awarded their second Special Visual Effects Bafta, for Alfonso Cuarón's ground-breaking film Gravity.
They are equally delighted for it to come as part of such a fantastic night for the film, with Alfonso winning Best Director, Emmanuel Lubezki winning Best Cinematography and Gravity also winning Outstanding British Film, Best Original Music and Best Sound.
"It has been a great year for film in general and the other films that were nominated (and many that weren't) were full of marvellous work, so to be awarded the Bafta for Best Special Visual Effects is a real privilege and honour. And, having been nominated for four Baftas but not won before, it is a very special personal moment for me" said the film's VFX Supervisor Tim Webber.
Framestore oversaw Gravity's visual effects, which make up around 80% of the film, with Tim Webber, CG Supervisor Chris Lawrence and Animation Supervisor David Shirk collecting the award alongside Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould and Executive Producer Nikki Penny.
In his acceptance speech Tim Webber said: "Thanks to Warners for choosing to make this film, which on paper must have seemed like a crazy idea – because it was a crazy idea! Thanks to David Heyman for his support, and a massive thanks to all the crew at Framestore for their incredible talent and dedication. To George and Sandra, because without their amazing performances all the visual effects in the world would have been pointless and empty. And muchas gracias to Emmanuel Lubezki for his genius and charm, and most of all to Alfonso Cuarón for his unbelievable vision with his son Jonas and his incredible courage in trusting us to make such a large part of the movie."
Framestore is an Oscar-winning visual effects company that uses innovative talent and technology to create hi-end images for every platform. Framestore partners with clients ranging from Hollywood studios through to advertisers, ad agencies, production companies and video game developers. In addition to being recognised for its globally celebrated visual effects, Framestore has more recently made its name as an innovator in the digital space by focusing on the immersive engagement potential of interactive visual effects.