[FRAMED]: Laureline Silan, Compositing Supervisor, MTL
[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?
Collecting board games. I have tons of them.
What was your last brush with danger?
Finding myself in the middle of a crowd in corona times in downtown Montreal, while trying to spot the visiting whale.
Your last brush with greatness?
Catching Northern Lights on my drive home.
Your worst character fault?
It’s easy to convince me of anything if you bring me Belgian chocolates.
Your most shining quality?
I always try to see the best in people.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
Running a wine bar in Brussels.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
I don’t know, I am actually not really good at running.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
I’m a lone ranger, I prefer to keep my mischiefs to myself.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We can never be too careful.
What’s your favorite movie/TV show and why?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I love the eccentricity of Audrey Hepburn.
Your greatest achievement?
Following my dreams, no matter how outlandish they may seem.
Most valuable skill?
I can make my own pizza dough.
Go on, say something bragging:
I had lunch with Colin Firth when I was a VFX Supervisor for the The Happy Prince.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
Chocolate chip cookies.
The DREAM project would entail:
Your career highlight to date:
My first experience as a Compositing Supervisor for Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods. We totally nailed it!
This week I learnt that:
«Cook it» services are a lifesaver.
What’s your current view?
Trees with orange leaves falling to the ground…and my cat snoring.
Give us a desk tour:
A notebook where I write all of my tips and tricks and my Timmy Failure cup.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
A hot jasmine tea and a very good internet connection.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Growth, opportunity, challenge.
Best thing about your work environment?
I feel like I’m working at a great company to keep exploring the limitless possibilities of visual effects.
Framestore is great at:
Making people feel safe at work.
Favourite art form?
Photography and cinematography.
There are so many inspiring images in the world that I can’t claim to have one single favourite.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Black Widow. I would love to learn some spy tricks.
Happiness looks like:
Christmas with my family and a glass of Champagne.
If not here, then where?
Liège, my hometown. If possible during Christmastime. 😉
What do you think of too often?
And not enough?
Exercising to live longer.
Couldn’t live without:
Laughing and smiling.
If you ruled the world:
I would copy Star Wars and create an international alliance that would be the strongest pillar for a peaceful world.
Laureline Silan, you’ve been [FRAMED]