I had recently completed the Complete Compositing Course at Escape Studios and luckily managed to get my application into Framestore on the last day they were advertising for paint and roto artists.
I’ve already written about my time in paint and roto and about my first year as a compositor. After Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1, I was asked to spend some time researching 2D to 3D conversion techniques for The Deathly Hallows Part 2, which you can read about here.
It was really cool to get to work on the last two movies in the Potter series. When I was working in Manchester five or six years ago I would listen to podcasts about the making of them and aspire to do something half as big as that. I never would have believed I would actually get my name in the credits of them one day.
My final project at Framestore was Sherlock Holmes 2. It was a good project to end on. It ran really smoothly and I was working with the same group of people that I’d got to know over the last few projects.
I’m genuinely going to miss everyone at Framestore. I had fun there, I learnt a lot from everyone and even when we were working on bank holidays, we were all in it together.
If only they had an office in Vancouver.