[FRAMED]: Bastian Klucker, Lead Creature FX TD

2 min readJun 14, 2018


[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].

Name: Bastian Klucker

Title: Lead Creature FX Technical Director

What are you guilty of?

I spend too much time gaming.

What was your last brush with danger?

Almost had a cycle accident last week. [A common tale with Framestorians…]

Your worst character fault?

Being too loud…sometimes.

Your most shining quality?

I’m quite organised.

You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?

The Philippines.

Who’s your partner-in-crime?

My wife.

Fantasy cellmate?

Ronnie Biggs.

Your greatest achievement?

My son.

Most valuable skill?

Keeping calm under pressure.

Name your vice.


Name your pet peeve.

Our new neighbour’s dog.

Your DREAM project would entail…

A well-planned schedule :-)

What’s your career highlight, to date?

The Paddington movies; and Gravity, of course.

This week I learnt that:

Fibre is a position-based dynamics system.

What’s your current view?

Annecy Festival!

Give us a desk tour, what’s going on there?

Mechanical keyboard, Logitech G403, Aeropress coffee-maker.

What do you need to work, on the daily?

Said coffee.

Framestore is, in three words:

About the people.

Best thing about your work environment?

The people I work with.

Framestore is phenomenal at:

VFX, of course 😛

When inspiration strikes: what’s your favourite artform?

Computer games.

Favourite image?

The first birthday card my son drew me.

Fictional character you’d like to hang with?

Nathan Drake.

Happiness looks like?

Spending time with my family.

If not here, then where?


What do you think of too often?

Buying new gadgets.

And not enough?

Working out a bit more.

Couldn’t live without:

My family.

Bastian Klucker, you’ve been [FRAMED]. Bastian takes the stage at Annecy Festival on Friday 15th June, on a panel asking, ‘How can we still innovate in fur in 2018?’. Ready yourself for cameos from our cuddliest stars, including Paddington Bear. More details here.




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