[FRAMED]: Ruochen Wang, Lead Compositor, 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 too much delicious food without doing any exercise.
What was your last brush with danger?
I had my hair cut by my wife for the first time…after she spent one minute on a Youtube tutorial.
Your last brush with greatness?
Late for an appointment and climbed 25 floors in 5 mins.
Your worst character fault?
Can’t stop shopping from Amazon.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
Maybe an architecture designer?
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
Better Call Saul!
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
What’s your favorite movie/TV show and why?
Friends. It’s just too classic and I can’t stop watching it.
Your greatest achievement?
I spent the entire summer building my little garden, with an automatic irrigation system!
Most valuable skill?
Go on, say something bragging:
I will start jogging everyday.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
People who waste their food.
The DREAM project would entail:
Working on the original Star Wars movies in the 1980s. But I guess it’s too late…
Your career highlight to date:
My internship offer from Framestore in 2012.
This week I learnt that:
Sitting position is important, otherwise pain will find you one day…
What’s your current view?
Dark basement, with small windows, which is perfect for a compositor :(
Give us a desk tour
What do you need to work, on the daily?
Coffee, emails and hand washing.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Collaborative, fair, opportunity.
Best thing about your work environment?
It’s quiet and not too bright. And there is a heater next to me! It’s a must for our Canadian winters.
Framestore is great at:
Taking care of the employees.
Favourite art form?
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Han solo and Chewbacca.
Happiness looks like:
Living in a house next to the sea.
If not here, then where?
Home is always the best place.
What do you think of too often?
Snacking at midnight.
And not enough?
Couldn’t live without:
Internet, games, and my wife :)
If you ruled the world:
Free medical care for everyone.
Ruochen Wang, you’ve been [FRAMED].