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Cutters teams up with FCB Chicago, Getty and Charity:Water for #WorldWaterDay

Cutters recently collaborated with FCB Chicago, Getty Images and charity:water to bring awareness to the world water crisis through a landmark campaign, Watermarks for Water. Getty Images created a unique Watermarks for Water collection featuring 300 photographs from top photographers that illustrate the hardships people without access to clean water face. Each time one of the images is licensed, the Getty Images watermark will be removed and 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to charity:water, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in developing countries.

FCB recruited Cutters to edit and post - with Nadav Kurtz  edit the Watermarks for Water video, with color and finish by Christopher Elliott and Brian Higgins.

Read the AdWeek article here: Getty Images Aims to Help People in Need of Clean Water With ‘Watermarks’ Initiative

Sean Sullivan
Framestore Wins Visual Effects Oscar at 90th Academy Awards

We're thrilled to announce that Framestore has been awarded the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards, for its work on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

Framestore’s VFX Supervisor Rich Hoover accepted the Oscar alongside John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer and Paul Lambert. This is the third Academy Award win for Framestore, having previously won in 2014 with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and 2008 for The Golden CompassThe news follows success at the BAFTAs last month, where Blade Runner 2049 won the Special Visual Effects award.

Rich led a team of over 175 artists in Framestore’s Montréal studio, crafting almost 300 shots for the final picture, which built on extensive concept and pre-production work by Framestore’s Art Department.

The creative studio’s remit spanned large-scale CG environment builds and large CG sequences, from the creation of the hologram character ‘Joi’ to the asset-packed Trash Mesa and the striking, post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. See the full breakdown of Framestore’s work in the film below.

Fiona Walkinshaw and Matt Fox, Global Joint MDs of Film, Framestore:

‘Collaborating with Denis Villeneuve on Blade Runner 2049 was a very rewarding experience for all of our artists; he is a unique and exciting filmmaker and we are incredibly proud to have played a part in realising his vision. We offer our many congratulations to Rich and the team for this outstanding visual achievement. This is a fantastic way to begin an exciting year for Framestore.’