[FRAMED]: Rampravesh Chauhan, 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?
I am guilty of not joining the Indian army.
What was your last brush with danger?
My last brush with danger was 8 years ago when I had a major heart attack.
Your last brush with greatness?
Last month, when I got an appreciation for my work from Framestore.
Your worst character fault?
Overthinking and underestimating myself unnecessarily.
Your most shining quality?
I am an honest and simple man!
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
I would have probably become a soldier.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
I will head straight to the forest.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
My younger brother.
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
My all time favourite Bollywood movie is 3 Idiots and in Hollywood, it’s Titanic — showed me the power of true love, friendship, family and taught me valuable life lessons.
Your greatest achievement?
It’s yet to come.
Most valuable skill?
Keeping things simple.
Go on, say something bragging:
Whether it’s working or socializing, I manage to make time for both and multitask well.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
People honking for no reason!
The DREAM project would entail:
I would love to work as a VFX head of a department with my teammates someday.
Your career highlight to date:
Getting to work on multiple high-end VFX oriented movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Slumberland, American Night and many more.
What’s your current view?
Currently, towards my left side window, I can see Mumbai’s lifeline — the local train, which overlooks a beautiful sky. And then there are the amazing sunsets that I get to witness everyday from my window!
Give us a desk tour [personal items, tools, software]
I have a neat and clean desk — You will always find a pair of earphones, a notebook, a bottle and a coffee mug.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
A cup of coffee, my water bottle, a comfortable chair and some music.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Inspiration. Opportunity. Learning.
Best thing about your work environment?
Mutual respect for each other and working well together as a team.
Framestore is great at
Bringing talented people together.
Travelling and music.
Any photograph that has mountains covered with snow — such as The Himalayas.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Happiness looks like:
Seeing my daughter and son reading!
If not here, then where?
Being involved in some sort of social activity or maybe helping out poor people.
What do you think of too often?
How to live life with utmost happiness and satisfaction with my family.
And not enough?
About working on my physique and learning more.
Couldn’t live without:
If you ruled the world:
I would first and foremost get rid of all the bad politicians.
Rampravesh Chauhan, you’ve been [FRAMED].