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2 Framestore Bournemouth
Jonathan Turner Bournemouth Studio Manager

3 Who am I? • Bournemouth Studio Manager
• Creation, start up and development of an external facility. Managing up to 40 artists, from both Paint & Roto and Matchmoving, across multiple shows in both 2D and 3D. Recruitment, hiring and training. Liaising with Higher Education • Previously a Senior Lecture at The Arts University College at Bournemouth

4 Who are Framestore? • One of the largest VFX studios in Europe
• Offices in London, New York, LA, Bournemouth – 25 years old • Opening Montreal in early Aiming to hire 200 artists by the end of the year • Worldwide employ approx 750 people

5 Outpost Story • Our 2011/12 roster of projects required growth, particularly in prep-teams • In an environment of high graduate unemployment – why look outside of the EU? • Opened in August 2011 • Employing 26 graduates in “prep” tasks on mainstream projects • Mainly sourced from the Bournemouth Universities (AUCB and BU) • A “hub” of talented graduates • Based on the campus of the AUCB • Expansion – we now employ 40 young artists

6 Secret of Success • The post-graduation move to London can be daunting for many graduates • The Outpost provides training and real jobs in a familiar, supportive and fun environment • Bournemouth – facilities to service a large student population – 2 Universities plus language schools • Rigorous selection procedure = best chance of selecting “future stars” • Win-win – if we don’t have jobs for them in the future they’ve had a great start to their VFX career

7 The Challenges Reasons for success also present the greatest challenge – distance • Systems support, training • Have to work hard to keep it “Framestore”

8 The Future Promotions to more senior roles London and New York office.
Promotions to Animation and compositing teams Outpost has matured – home-grown supervisors and mentors Cornerstone of our Graduate Strategy Close, mutually beneficial relationship with the university

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