Copyright 2002 PR Newswire
[ September 25th 2002 ]
effects studio Framestore CFC's success at the
54th Annual Emmy awards proved this weekend that
the UK special effects industry continues to lead
the world. Framestore CFC created more than 1,800
digital effects for 'Dinotopia' which won the
Emmy for 'Outstanding Special Visual Effects'.
The six hour mini-series shown on Sky in the UK
was three years in the making for the US producers
Hallmark and ABC Television.
f/x studio also struck gold for its work on the
BBC animated programme 'Walking With Beasts' which
won the Emmy for 'Outstanding Animated Programme'.
2002 is not the first year that the company has
taken more than one of the US television's industry's
top awards having won Emmys for the last seven
Film Commissioner Steve Norris, commented: "Framestore
CFC is a world leader in visual effects and is
one of a number of major companies working out
of the UK on internationally financed productions.
London is proving itself more than equal to the
other world centre for this type of work California
and the UK is a hotbed of creativity."
major productions for which UK studios are currently
creating visual effects include the new James
Bond film 'Die Another Day', 'Harry Potter and
the Chamber of Secrets' and 'Lara Croft: Tomb
Raider 2'. In addition, the UK will now see production
of its first major 3-D animated film to be produced
by Vanguard Films and producer John Williams for
the Walt Disney Company.