Frame, Set & Match
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|Type||Post Production Facility, Private|
|Industry||Film and TV Post Production|
|Headquarters||Northbridge, Sydney, AU|
|Owner(s)||Rick Schweikert, Stephen Dunn|
FSM is a creatively driven, client and results focused post production company based in Sydney, Australia. Established in 1984 by Stephen Dunn and Rick Schweikert, FSM has developed from small operations to become a major producer and participant in film, television and design throughout Australia. It is composed of five distinct units: FSM COLOUR(tm), FSM DESIGN(tm), FSM VFX(tm), FSM CUT(tm) and FSM FEATURES(tm). FSM employs over 45 specialist and support staff.
Stephen Dunn and Rick Schweikert met while working as editors for a facility called Videolab. While working for Videolab Dunn and Schweikert designed an off-line suite within the building to edit music videos and corporate videos. Five years after joining Videolab Dunn and Schweikert purchased one of the first computer controlled off-line suites in Australia and created Frame, Set & Match.
In 1991 Frame, Set & Match, along with Frameworks, installed the first AVID in the country. Shortly afterwards the company changed locations and moved to a larger facility on Ridge St. During the seven years spent at the Ridge St. facility Frame, Set & Match transitioned into becoming a complete digital facility. In 1999 Frame, Set & Match moved to its current location in Northbridge.
From early 2004, a highly talented team of designers and 3D animators was formed to be the nucleus of FSM's in-house design department. The 2005 acquisition of the first Northlight scanner in Australia saw FSM leap into the world of Digital Intermediate.
Key Staff Members
|Managing Directors||Rick Schweikert, Stephen Dunn|
|Business Development Manager||Dean Sutherland|
|Head of Production||Tina Braham|
|Creative Director||Emile Rademeyer|
|Creative Director||Andreas Wanda|
|Head of Compositing||Stuart Cadzow|
|Financial Controller||Mary Bourke|
|Digital Technology Manager||Martin Caden|
Technology and Facilities
FSM hosts a wide arrange of post production technologies. These include two Millennium HD telecines, three HD Flame suites, two AVID suites, Maya 3D software, HD D5, Aaton Key Code / In Daw, AVID Media Recorder, two BaseLight non-linear grading suites, HD Smoke suite, HD Cam SR, D Beta (PAL/NTSC), Digital Dailies, DVD Authoring, NorthLight Scanner, Digital Intermediate, Nuke, HD Cam, HD Theatrette and Telestream.
FSM's client base includes many world recognized production companies and advertising agencies. These have included @radical.media, Filmgraphics, Plaza Films, Revolver, Silverscreen and The Sweet Shop along with advertising agencies BMF, BWM, Clemenger BBDO, DDB, JWT, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, Singleton, Ogilvy & Mather, Whybin Lawrence TBWA and Y&R.
|Title||Production Company||FSM Work|
|Catch a Fire||Sixpence Films||DI / Select VFX / Film & Deliverables|
|Clubland||RB Films||DI / VFX / Film & Deliverables|
|Kokoda||GFN Productions||DI / Title Design / VFX / Film & Deliverables|
|Suburban Mayhem||Suburban Mayhem PTY LTD||Scan / Grade / VFX / Title Design / Deliverables|
|Jindabyne||April Films||Grade / International Deliverables|
|Murder in the Outback||GC Films||Grade / Titles / VFX / Deliverables|
|House of Flying Daggers||EDKO Films||Grade / International Deliverables|
|Blackjack||Jigsaw Entertainment||Grade / Title Design / VFX / Deliverables|
|Australia||Bazmark||Select VFX [70 Shots]|
|Eternity Man||RB Films||Rushes / VFX / Conform / Grade|
|Beautiful Kate||Beautiful Kate Productions||Full DI / Title Design|
|Prime Mover||Porchlight Films||Conform / VFX / DI Grade / Title Design|
|Death Defying Acts||Macgowan Films||Previews / Deliverables|
|The Square||Igloo Films||Full DI|
|Title||Production Company||FSM Work|
|Farscape||Farscape Productions||Rushes / Conform / Grade / Deliverables|
|Packed to the Rafters||ATN||Conform / Grade / Mastering|
|Enough Rope||Zapruders Other Films||Grade|
|Miracle On Everest||RB Films||Conform / Grade / VFX / 3D / Design|
|Classical Destinations Series 1 & 2||Classical Destinations||Grade / Mastering|
|Storm Surfers||Firelight Productions||Design / 3D / Smoke / Grade|
|My Place||Matchbox Pictures||Conform / Grade & Online / Deliverables|
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