[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?
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?
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.
Photography, whether moving or still.
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:
If you ruled the world:
We’d be in trouble!
Include a pic of your workstation:
Chris Redding, you’ve been [FRAMED].