[FRAMED]: Marine Chéné, VFX Producer, 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?
Eating way too much sugar.
What was your last brush with danger?
Going for my first winter run in Montreal a few weeks ago. Freezing and slippery!
Your last brush with greatness?
I quit smoking a few months ago.
Your worst character fault?
I don’t really think things through before acting, it drives my husband crazy.
Your most shining quality?
I adapt and learn quickly.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
The sun. I’d probably get caught sipping an iced daiquiri.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
Anyone who’d help me escape!
Your greatest achievement?
My kid, she is a kind soul and I’m very proud of that.
Most valuable skill?
Go on, say something bragging:
I do a fantastic elephant impression.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
The DREAM project would entail:
A good budget on the topic of climate change.
Your career highlight to date:
Becoming a VFX producer. I moved to Vancouver 9 years ago to learn how to properly speak english and work on big feature films. So it definitely felt like an achievement.
This week I learnt that:
Sloths have to go down their tree and risk their live to relieve themselves.
What’s your current view?
My screens, a white wall and the multiples delivery dates of my current show.
Give us a desk tour!
My computer and monitors, a bunch of books to raise them, a calculator, lip balms — a lot of those, I don’t know why I have so many actually, hand cream and my headphones.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
A good night of sleep and coffee.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Multiculturalism, fun, quality.
Best thing about your work environment?
Working from home allows me to work as much as I need to without compromising (too much) on my family life or working out time. It changed everything.
Framestore is great at:
Creature work, positive work environment
A picture of my husband holding my kid when she was a baby — both bursting out laughing.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
The genie in Aladdin.
Happiness looks like:
Morning coffee in my sunny backyard on weekends’ mornings while the kiddo is playing — when it’s not -20 outside, of course.
If not here, then where?
What do you think of too often?
And not enough?
Nothing — I’m trying to get better at thinking about nothing.
Couldn’t live without:
If you ruled the world:
I don’t think I’m the best suited for the job.
Marine Chéné, you’ve been [FRAMED].