Learn about Framestore's amazing VFX on HBO Max's hit horror series Lovecraft Country in a presentation about awakening the "indescribable" creatures of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Myth. Join CG / VFX Head Grant Walker and SR VFX producer Stephen Nixon as they share their team's stellar work in designing, creating assets, and animating the creepy shoggoths.
Walker joined Framestore in 2009 as senior technical director, who specializes in building creatures, and has played a huge role on some of their biggest projects, including rebuilding Audrey Hepburn for Galaxy / Dove, the orcs in Coca-Cola Siege, the VES – and the BAFTA nominated Black Mirror episode “Playtest” and The Shoggoth in HBO's Lovecraft Country.
After a nine-month film stint working on creature designs for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, Walker returned to advertising to create Sheldon, the snail for Freesat. He received his first of many VES nominations. In 2015 he became Senior CG Art Director. In this role, he led character and environment design in London's integrated CG advertising work. He later took on the role of VFX supervisor at Sainsbury & # 39; s Mog & # 39; s Christmas Calamity. Walker is now the joint head of CG and has been involved in a variety of jobs in Framestore's advertising department to ensure that the highest standards of creature and character design are maintained.
Nixon's first job at VFX was at Peter Jackson's King Kong in 2005 after starting his career on BBC Radio and in the music industry. As a senior VFX producer in Framestore's television division, he has been part of several VES award-winning teams and has a broad range of experience. He taught film editing at the New Zealand Film School and lectured in Post-Production Workflows at the University of York for a year.
Nixon takes every opportunity to indulge its curiosity and deliver the best possible product to customers. That way, he was able to create a formidable credits list that includes the 2006 Cinderella Castle intro for Walt Disney Studios, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and James Cameron's Avatar. Most recently, he was given work on Jack Ryan Series 2 for Amazon Prime Video and Cursed for Netflix.
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