[FRAMED]: Christian Baker, Compositor, 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?

Eating my fiancé’s Reese’s pieces and then helping her try to find them… only guilty if caught!

What was your last brush with danger?

Being chased by a deer through Richmond Park whilst on a run, I did run the quickest mile of my life though…

Your last brush with greatness?

VFX Supervising Just a Game?! Sports Direct Euro 2020

Your worst character fault?

Overthinking everything

Your most shining quality?

Always trying to learn more or try something new.

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

Building custom motorcycles

Who’s your partner-in-crime?

Matthew Thomas — both guilty of crimes against comping

Fantasy cellmate?

Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy — we wouldn’t be there long!

Your greatest achievement?

VFX Supervising Just a Game?! Sports Direct Euro 2020

Most valuable skill?

Overthinking everything

Name your pet peeve?

Untidy Nuke scripts!

The DREAM project would entail:

A commercial with start to end VFX and a small team to take it all on.

Your career highlight to date:

VFX Supervising Just a Game?! Sports Direct Euro 2020

What’s your current view?

A cat — he wasn’t the centre of attention for more than 10 seconds, he will fix that by standing in the way of everything…

Give us a desk tour

What do you need to work, on the daily?

Coffee, lots and lots of coffee.

Best thing about your work environment? (at home?)

Being able to have a dog in the (home) office!

Framestore is great at:

Enabling people to be as creative as possible.

Favourite artform?

Woodblock printing

Favourite image?

Life is Not a Rehearsal — The Verve by Michael Spencer Jones

Fictional character you’d like to hang with?

Peter Quill aka StarLord

Happiness looks like:

Dogs — perpetually happy!

What do you think of too often?

Have I saved?

And not enough?

Have I saved?

Couldn’t live without:

My dog (and fiancé)

If you ruled the world:

4 day work weeks!

Christian Baker, you’ve been [FRAMED].

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