Elaine Sprankle

VFX Artist, London

June 28, 2021


Ghost VFX is an award-winning visual effects house with innovative talent and technology that brings creative visions to life. Our dedicated teams around the globe make the impossible possible, fulfilling the demands of studios and independent creators alike. In our “Ghost VFX Spotlight” series, we showcase the team members behind the projects to find out what they’re passionate about, how they see the industry evolving, and their creative insights into the art and craft of visual effects.

Tell me a little about your background in VFX?

I studied digital arts along with film production and post-production in college in North Carolina. After graduating I worked at various job in post-production while developing my skills as a compositor.

In your own words how would you describe what you do at Ghost VFX?

I am a 2D compositor and help create motion graphics for films and TV shows.

What part of the job are you most passionate about?

I love the creative problem-solving part of my job. Going back and forth with clients and producers can sometimes be difficult, but when you’re proud of the result it’s very rewarding to see your work on-screen.

Is there a particular project you worked on that you can discuss? If so, what was the project and what was the work you contributed?

I really enjoyed doing the motion graphics for RuPaul’sDrag Race UK. The style of the show is really fun and gave me a lot of opportunity to be creative and try new techniques.

How have you adapted how you work during the pandemic?

Like most people I’ve had to work from home during most of the pandemic. While it’s definitely a challenge to work without the team around, it’s been a great opportunity to build confidence in my work and develop my skills. I don’t miss the commute too much either.

Any advice to others looking to break into VFX?

People want to see what you are capable of. Practice for yourself as much as you can and put as much effort as possible into building your own body of work; build meaningful, professional connections.

Where do you see the VFX industry headed in the next 5 years? What excites you about the future?

With all the various advances in technology it’s hard to say where things are headed, but advances in machine learning are really exciting to me.ing to me.