[FRAMED]: Gaurav Jadhav, Senior Prep/Paint Artist, MUM
[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?
I am guilty of ignoring my fitness.
What was your last brush with danger?
Hanging out with the wrong kind of people. I am just glad to not be a part of that danger anymore.
Your last brush with greatness?
I am grateful for all the things that life has offered me!
Your worst character fault?
Overthinking and underestimating myself unnecessarily.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
I would have either been an Astronaut and travelled through space or I would have been a Voyager.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
I would definitely go on a world tour!
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
My life partner.
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
My all-time favourite movie series is Harry Potter — It made me believe in the magical world, showed me the power of true love, friendship and family and taught me valuable life lessons.
Your greatest achievement?
I have always tried to do new things and step out of my comfort zone. And despite all the failures I encountered along the way — I still continue to do so.
Most valuable skill?
I face challenges with a peaceful mind and a positive attitude.
Go on, say something bragging:
I feel proud to have gone on a solo trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Bali — The best experience of my life so far. And I also love cooking and trying out new recipes.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
People who interrupt and people who talk while watching movies in the theatre.
The DREAM project would entail:
I would love to work as a VFX Supervisor with my teammates on a blockbuster movie.
Your career highlight to date:
Getting to work on fabulous projects like Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and so many more will always be at the top of my career highlights.
This week I learnt that:
I am capable of guiding and helping others in my workplace.
What’s your current view?
Currently, on my right window, I can see Mumbai’s lifeline i.e. the local trains passing through with a beautiful sunset in the background.
Give us a desk tour!
I have a neat and clean desk with some props like Baby Groot, three pyramids and a silver frame of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. You will also see a Wacom, earphones and a notebook.
What do you need to work on the daily?
I need to listen to my favourite tracks while working and a cup of tea works well too!
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Innovative, inspirational and fun.
Best thing about your work environment?
Mutual respect for each other and working well together as a team.
Framestore is great at:
Appreciating their employees, arranging fantastic group activities related to arts, sports etc and also throwing grand parties!
I am excited to make short films someday.
London Tower bridge — one of my favourite places to visit!
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Doctor Strange — I would love to time travel with him so that I can go meet my mom!
Happiness looks like:
Walking barefoot on a beach on a beautiful island while watching the sunset and feeling the breeze.
If not here, then where?
Somewhere in Canada.
What do you think of too often?
How can I improve myself to be a better person!
And not enough?
I don’t bother about what people think about me.
Couldn’t live without:
My family and self-motivation.
If you ruled the world:
I would make sure that there is peace maintained across all countries, religions and beliefs around the world.
Gaurav Jadhav, you’ve been [FRAMED].