Frame, Set & Match

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Post Production Facility, Private
Industry Film and TV Post Production
Founded 1984
Headquarters Northbridge, Sydney, AU
Owner Rick Schweikert, Stephen Dunn
Number of employees

Frame, Set & Match or FSM is a 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 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 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 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 creep into the world of Digital Intermediate.

Key Staff Members[edit]

Position Name
Managing Directors Rick Schweikert, Stephen Dunn
Head of Production Tina Braham
Creative Director Emile Rademeyer
Creative Director Andreas Wanda
Head of Compositing Stuart Cadzow
Financial Controller Lauren Davies
Engineering Bernard Lloyd
Digital Technology Manager Sharif Hansa

Technology and Facilities[edit]

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 production companies and advertising agencies. These have included, 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.

Feature Films[edit]

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

TV Series[edit]

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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