[FRAMED]: Niketan Jadhav, Roto 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?
For not having learned to ride a bike yet!
What was your last brush with danger?
A few years ago I went on a trip with my friends and decided to hop into a swimming pool despite not knowing how to swim. I got a cramp right when I was at the deeper end of the pool — and let’s just say it was not easy getting to the other side safely.
Your last brush with greatness?
I donate blood at regular intervals!
Your worst character fault?
Having emotional meltdowns easily.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
I would be a Tattoo artist.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
There is no running from the law! So I would just go home and then maybe surrender myself.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
Me, myself & I!
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
One Piece (an anime TV series) is my all-time favourite show to watch. I grew up watching this show and still have 100 plus more episodes to go through.
Your greatest achievement?
I still have a lot to achieve, but for now, it is that I purchased my own apartment this year.
Most valuable skill?
Go on, say something bragging:
I always set yearly, monthly and weekly goals for myself — it helps me achieve both my short-term and long-term targets in life.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
The DREAM project would entail:
Directing a short film like anime with super awesome VFX!
Your career highlight to date:
Seeing my name on the big screen with my family by my side when I got credit listed for Avengers: Infinity War.
This week I learnt that:
Life is too short to keep egos and grudges.
What’s your current view?
Nothing special — just my desk with some pens and regular stationery on it. But since I sit in the corner, to my left side there is a huge poster of the Paddington bear who seems to be staring at me always!
Give us a desk tour!
On my WFH desk you will always find action figures of G.I. Joe, Deadpool, Batman, Hotwheels etc — just so that I can play with them whenever I am bored.
What do you need to work on the daily?
Black coffee and my headphones!
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Artistic, versatile and opportunities.
Best thing about your work environment?
That it is friendly and creative — It’s amazing how everyone manages to balance work and celebrate every function/event at the office.
Framestore is great at:
Creating opportunities for everyone to grow.
He was on my bed and I think I scared him with the flash!
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Happiness looks like:
My 2-year-old son!
If not here, then where?
In my own Tattoo studio.
What do you think of too often?
When will I reach home?!
And not enough?
Couldn’t live without:
If you ruled the world:
I would love to be Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet!
Niketan Jadhav, you’ve been [FRAMED].