Framestore and Bournemouth University have partnered to find two research fellows. 

Manne Ohrstrom Framestore

Framestore and Bournemouth University are searching for two research fellows to look into the future of visual effects.

The successful applicants will join the university’s Faculty of Media and Communications’ Centre for Applied Creative Technologies (CfACTs) and gain access to Framestore’s teams, tech and software to run two-year research programmes on the VFX industry. 

The two themes are: “Applying Machine Learning to Solve VFX Light Transport Simulation Problems” - looking at how machine learning can solve the challenges surrounding the scattering and diffusion of light, and “Learned Resolution, Independent Rendering for Feature Films” - studying how machine learning can improve super high-resolution rendering while reducing computational footprint and cost.

Applications are open until 22 August, and candidates need a doctoral degree. You can find out more here.

Manne Öhrström, Framestore’s global head of software VFX, said: “Framestore’s Technology & Research Team comprises a diverse melting pot of computer scientists, engineers and physicists who are always striving for innovative solutions to take the company’s work to the next level. This is a group of gifted technologists wholly focused on the industry’s future, and the work they do impacts every aspect of Framestore’s business. 

“The potential for using machine learning in areas like lighting and rendering is huge, and we can’t wait to welcome two new research fellows to the team - we’re sure that their work will prove absolutely invaluable.”