Sean Varney

Awarded VEIV MRes

Framestore CFC is the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe, with over 20 years of experience in digital film and video technology. The company has won numerous international awards including two Technical Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three BAFTA Craft Awards and eleven Primetime Emmy Awards.

The company's movie portfolio includes work on such films as 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban', 'Troy', 'Layer Cake', 'Thunderbirds', 'Enduring Love', 'Cold Mountain', 'Love Actually', 'Bright Young Things' and 'Underworld'. Recent television work includes 'Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets', 'Sea Monsters', 'The Giant Claw' and 'Land of Giants' (Walking With Dinosaurs specials) and 'Dinotopia'.

Among Framestore CFC's notable commercial credits are Renault Espace 'Hector's Life', Audi 'Illusions', Johnnie Walker 'Tree', the Post Office 'Ant' commercials, Johnnie Walker 'Fish', Levi's 'Odyssey', Audi 'Drink Like a Fish', Xbox 'Mosquito' and Guinness 'Surfer'.

The Aim of my Eng-D is the research and development of FILM SET METROLOGY that is a set of methodologys and technologies to allow film and TV beast Computer Digital Special Affects (CGFX) to be used by a wider range of directors and productions. Concentrating on Marker and marker less dense point cloud Photogrammetric surveying equipment and 3D laser range imaging devises. With subsequent manipulation and utilization of the 3D data sets to crated new CGFX. The final aim being to produce a FILM SET METROLOGY system for LIVEshoots with corresponding research documentation.

UK Mo-Cap Group for film TV Mo-Cap.


Primary Supervisor: Alan Penn

Industry Sponsor: Framestore CFC 

Film set metrology