[FRAMED]: Sachin Tyagi, Lead Creature FX, MTL

3 min readFeb 12, 2021


[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?

Spending too much time on Netflix.

What was your last brush with danger?

I was in a lift and the other guy sneezed. I had to hold my breath till I reached my floor.

Your last brush with greatness?

Working with my super talented team on Flora and Ulysses.

Your worst character fault?

I have difficulty saying no to people.

Your most shining quality?

Keeping calm and staying focused.

You’re on the lam, where are you headed?

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand.

Who’s your partner-in-crime?

Has to be my wife Nikita.

Fantasy cellmate?

M.S Dhoni, the former Captain of the Indian Cricket team.

Your greatest achievement?

Winning a gold medal for my country in martial arts.

Most valuable skill?

Always open to learning new things.

Go on, share a humblebrag:

Finished watching Breaking Bad for the third time, in two days.

Name your vice/pet peeve?

Waiting for people who are late.

The DREAM project would entail:

A captivating story, heavy VFX, and big budget :). I always wanted to work on Avatar and Lord of the Rings.

Your career highlight to date:

Getting a VES Nomination from Framestore on Welcome to Marwen.

This week I learnt that:

The Umbrella Academy, S2 was the most streamed show on Netflix in 2020 with 43 million views.

What’s your current view?

The Jacques Cartier Bridge and the frozen Saint Lawrence river. Oh, and lots of snow.

Give us a desk tour:

My laptop, monitor, headphones, table lamp and a few plants. Very basic setup.

What do you need to work, on the daily?

Morning coffee is a must. So are my headphones and a smile on my face.

Framestore is, to you, in three words:

Teamwork, talent and trust.

Best thing about your work environment? (At home)

Extra hour of sleep in morning and no need to run for meetings. I can spend more time with my family and still be more productive than when I was in office.

Framestore is great at:

Values, working culture and the best place to work on heavy creature shows.

Favourite art form?

Music, painting and photography.

Favourite image?

‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo.

Fictional character you’d like to hang with?

Captain Jack Sparrow.

Happiness looks like:

Beach, sun and mojito.

If not here, then where?

Somewhere in the Himalayas. ⛰️

What do you think of too often?

Few more years and then I’ll retire.

And not enough?

Weekend party!

Couldn’t live without:

My family.

If you ruled the world:

I would ban war weapons and the race going on to build more weapons.

Sachin Tyagi, you’ve been [FRAMED].




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