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  • Gravity: The Success Stories!

    Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 6:44PM / Members only

    Gravity’s success put spotlight on Framestore and the people who worked on it and there are stories all across the web about our contributions; here are a few featuring me:

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  • Gravity wins big at the Oscars

    Monday, Mar 3, 2014 6:33PM / Members only

    I can’t say this was a complete surprise after the fantastic run Gravity’s had in the awards season, but winning an Oscar is still something else. Seeing our supervisor Tim Webber walking up there and accepting the award and becoming a part of an Oscar winning project feels a little surreal. Visual Effects was not the only award but only a part of an outstanding night for the film, which saw it take seven awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematographer for Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Original Score.


    What a fantastic ride! we worked extremely hard on it and now seeing it’s success makes all those long hours and late nights worthwhile. It is hard not to mention Alfonso Cuarón and his brilliant vision in bringing such gripping story to life and Tim Webber’s leadership in translating Alfonso’s vision into incredible images . Also I should mention the compositing supervision team; Mark Bakowski and Anthony Smith who were provided everyone with opportunities and support. To mark this occasion I’ve just launched my new VFX website at http://vfx.samsalek.net.

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  • Machine Era Wallet

    Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 4:20AM / Members only

    It’s been 6 months since I got myself a new wallet! and I’ve been on the lookout for another interesting design, but it’s not easy to find innovation in this area. My current wallet is still functional and despite the loosened strap, still does a good job, and the one before; the paper SlimFold wallet no longer exists and has reached its’ fate; recycled. A few weeks ago I received a package that I was not expecting; inside there was a new wallet that I had completely forgotten about.

    LOND1067Machine Era Wallet was a project I backed on Kickstarter last September. It’s a very simple wallet made of Aluminum or Brass depending on your choice. I wasn’t sure if the flat design could contain all my cards but thought this could be a could companion to my main wallet to provide quick access to the most essentials. I liked the minimalistic approach to the design and the idea of feeling something solid in your pocket so backed the cheaper Aluminum version for $28. In the few weeks of using it’s been exactly what I thought it would be and I only put most essential things on it. The lightness and built quality has made using it enjoyable and this little wallet has satisfied my new wallet cravings for the time being! until I discover the next good design!

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  • Working efficiently: using spreadsheets

    Friday, Feb 21, 2014 5:13AM / Members only


    One of the most important part of working efficiently is keeping a track of your tasks and assignments. I try to provide myself with as much as visual information as possible by organising my tasks in a colour coded way so by a quick glance I can see what shot is reaching it’s deadline and needs more attention. Using Google spreadsheet makes really easy to create interactive tables and keeping everything organized.

    I’m going to share a few tips today about how to setup an interactive block that shows the remaining dates and changes the colour based on that.

    Let’s say the deadline for Shot A is 15th of March. First step is creating a data format that can be used for further referencing. To display the date use this format:


    Now we can use the following line to extract the remaining days from our date;


    It will be easier to colour code the remaining days block so when it’s reaching the deadline it automatically turns red. To do that go to Format>Conditional Formatting and set a condition.


    ok seems we have plenty time left and everything is still green! you can go home early tonight!


    Via: Vfx

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  • Gravity wins Special Visual Effects Bafta

    Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 4:49AM / Members only


    It’s been such a long time since we finished working on Gravity that being reminded of it again in the award season kind of feels a little strange! Gravity has been a huge success and after winning many categories in the VES awards, just added one more trophy to its’ ever growing shelf of glory! British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA, awarded Gravity with the best visual effects, as well as 5 other golden status including Alfonso winning Best Director, Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki winning Best Cinematography (calling us nerds in his speech!) and Gravity also winning Outstanding British Film, Best Original Music and Best Sound. What a night!

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