[Framed]: Indranil Nandy, Creature FX Technical Director
[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?
Being too stubborn at times.
What was your last brush with danger?
While returning home late one night on my motorbike I skid on some tram tracks and boommm fell hitting one of the four wheels parked at the road side which started buzzing. I didn’t realize for few seconds what had happened until someone came over to help me up. Needless to say, I spent a good couple of days in bed recovering before riding again.
Your last brush with greatness?
Buying an ice-cream for a homeless kid.
Your worst character fault?
Well, this would be a good question for my friends. Perhaps sometimes laughing at serious situation which is out of my control.
Your most shining quality?
You can count on me when needed.
Good to know! If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
I was quite determined to feel the pain, love and wonders of the VFX industry from a very young age. (Initially did not have any idea of the pain)
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
I would call Saul.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
One is not enough!
Michael Scofield from Prison Break, at least there would be a chance at an escape.
What’s your favourite TV show/ movie? Why?
Breaking Bad. I could watch it over and over, it still manages to keep you on the toes.
Your greatest achievement?
Yet to achieve it.
Name your pet peeve?
Two faced people.
The DREAM project would entail:
All projects are special to me, but any project with lots of creatures to work on would be the dream.
Your career highlight to date:
A stand-out day for me was delivering my very first production shot.
This week I learnt that:
Whenever you get an opportunity to have some fun, seize it!
Good advice! What’s your current view?
My monitor and the water boiling for a long-awaited tea.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
A computer and the relevant software.
Framestore is, to you :
Talented people creating Wonders.
Best thing about your work environment (at home?!)
If you’re hit by an idea in midnight you can just log on and get straight to work!
Framestore is great at:
Looking after their artists.
Favourite art form?
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Happiness looks like:
Spending time with my friends and family.
What do you think of too often?
How are you spending your weekends?
Mostly binge-watching Lost.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about yourself during quarantine?
It’s just a bad phase and it’ll soon pass!
Include a pic of your work station:
It is not that clean enough to attach one ;)
Indranil Nandy, you’ve been [FRAMED].