Books to read: The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry My rating: 5 of 5 stars For such a short book, this was such a heavy read! took much longer than I expected…


Books to read: The Arrival


Books to read: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took me a long time to finish this book! I…


Movie Night: Gone Girl


Simple Trick of the day: Sharpen

Life VFX

Gravity: The Success Stories!

Gravity’s success put spotlight on Framestore and the people who worked on it and there are stories all across the web about our contributions; here are a few featuring me:…


Gravity wins big at the Oscars

Uncategorised VFX

Working efficiently: using spreadsheets

One of the most important part of working efficiently is keeping a track of your tasks and assignments. I try to provide myself with as much as visual information as possible by organising my tasks in a colour coded way so by a quick glance I can see what shot is reaching it’s deadline and needs more attention. Using Google spreadsheet makes really easy to create interactive tables and keeping everything organized.
I’m going to share a few tips today about how to setup an interactive block that shows the remaining dates and changes the colour based on that.
Let’s say the deadline for Shot A is 15th of March. First step is creating a data format that can be used for further referencing. To display the date use this format:
Now we can use the following line to extract the remaining days from our date;
It will be easier to colour code the remaining days block so when it’s reaching the deadline it automatically turns red. To do that go to Format>Conditional Formatting and set a condition.

ok seems we have plenty time left and everything is still green! you can go home early tonight!


Gravity wins Special Visual Effects Bafta

Life Photography

Revisiting Film

YouTube Video The film photography has been dying for years, it’s been battling with a cancer known as ‘digital’ but with each dying breath it leaves behind a legacy and…

Life Photography

Welcome to Bethnal Green! (A Walk Down Hackney Road)