[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?
Having studied Fine Arts in college, it has been my dream ever since to have a solo painting show at the Jehangir Art Gallery, and I am guilty of not having achieved that yet!
What was your last brush with danger?
It was quite a dangerous and tough time for every Mumbaikar during the 26/11 terrorist attacks. And when the news broke out of a senior cop getting killed amidst these attacks, it made me feel quite unsafe because if a cop wasn’t able to protect his own life then how safe could we civilians be?!
Your last brush with greatness?
I once found an unattended bag on the train and realised it had some important documents of the person to whom the bag belonged to. So I somehow managed to get in contact with the owner of the bag and return all his belongings to him —and that to me was the greatest feeling ever!
Your worst character fault?
I trust people far too quickly.
Your most shining quality?
I can mold myself to all sorts of situations, especially the hard ones.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
I would like to have opened a sports academy with high-end pieces of equipment so that I could create sports talent on an international level and have them represent our nation in the Olympics.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
Any coastal area or a place with a seashore!
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
My childhood friend and now my better half.
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
Inception — Because the main character in that film has the power to tweak his own dreams.
Your greatest achievement?
Yet to be achieved! And I am hoping it will be something in the field of 2D/3D art.
Most valuable skill?
Being a good leader and having a game-changer attitude, especially in difficult and tricky situations.
Go on, say something bragging:
Whether it be working or socialising, I manage to make time for both and multitask well!
The DREAM project would entail:
Being a part of Photogrammetry set up in India where all CGI assets can be made under one roof.
Your career highlight to date:
Getting to work on multiple high-end VFX oriented movies such as Ra.One and Guardians of the Galaxy.
This week I learned:
Traditional Clay Sculpting — Thanks to our CG Supervisor Prashant Nair, who is always providing us with wonderful opportunities to learn new things.
Give us a desk tour!
Unlike most peoples’ desks, you won’t find any special toys or branded eyeglasses on mine. But what you will surely find is a drawing pad and some pens & pencils.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Psychological stability, quality job life and a bridge to something beyond.
Best thing about your work environment?
Getting to work with a bunch of super-talented and amazing people. Right from the LDN to the MTL team, everyone is so warm and friendly. And the vibes at the MUM studio are also so positive and welcoming.
Framestore is great at:
Creating talented artists, building an awesome project pipeline and having HODs and Supes who are extremely understanding and approachable.
Acrylic landscape painting on a canvas.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Jake Sully from Avatar.
Happiness looks like:
Seeing my daughter dance.
If not here, then where?
Being involved in some sort of social activity or maybe even politics.
What do you think of too often?
How to live life with utmost happiness and satisfaction.
And not enough?
If you ruled the world:
I would turn our world into Pandora — The World of Avatar.
Sagar Kudle, you’ve been [FRAMED].