[FRAMED]: Chris Redding, VFX Supervisor, LDN

[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].

What are you guilty of?

Who have you been speaking to?

What was your last brush with danger?

Every time I pull out of our very awkwardly positioned driveway.

Your worst character fault?

Imposter syndrome.

If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?

Building buildings. I wanted to be an architect since I was a child. I stopped idly looking into architecture courses once a year, about 5 years ago.

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

Mar-a-Lago, Florida. It would be like camouflage.

Who’s your partner-in-crime?

Is that who you’ve been speaking to?

Fantasy cellmate?

Edward Scissorhands. He’d be useful for those locks. And I could ask Johnny about some of the weird rumours I’ve read.

Most valuable skill?

Post-rationalising creative decisions.

Name your pet peeve?

Bad speeling and grammer.

The DREAM project would entail:

Enough time, enough money, lens flares.

Your career highlight to date:

I once had to make Huw Edwards’ desk on the Six O’Clock News descend into a vault that opened up in the floor beneath the studio. No budget, no CG.

This week I learnt that:

I found out what “pulchritudinous” means. Ridiculous word…

What is your current view?

Many screens, lots of tabs, lots of windows…And a window.

Give us a desk tour:

Monitors, Macbook, Raspberry Pi, synthesizer, audio interface. I have a bit of a thing for 19 inch rack mounts…

What do you need for work, on the daily?

Sleep. Not too much — makes me feel exhausted, but not too little

Framestore is, to you, in three words:

Collaborative, creative, innovative.

Best thing about your work environment?

Handy for the fridge, only one flight of stairs. Outdoor space, and no air conditioning.

Favourite artform?

Photography, whether moving or still.

Favourite image?

It’s a cliche, but there’s a little film Jordan Cronenweth shot back in the day…

or Francis Bacon…

If not here, then where?

On a yacht somewhere in the Med.

What do you think of too often?

I wish I’d mined some Bitcoin in 2012… See above.

And not enough?

When’s bin day this week?

Couldn’t live without:

Dihydrogen Monoxide.

If you ruled the world:

We’d be in trouble!

Include a pic of your workstation:

Chris Redding, you’ve been [FRAMED].

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