VFX Supervisor, London
Tell me a little about your background in VFX?
I loved VFX before I even knew what it was. From a young age I was spellbound by the Ray Harryhausen films like Jason and the Argonauts. Star Wars landed when I was 9 years old and from that point onwards my love for movies was set. After gaining my Science degree, I was on my way to teaching Physics when a two-week running stint at a post house in Soho gave me a taste of VFX. I suppose it felt a bit like fate - the industry is a great fit for my science and engineering background and creative side. I spent many years working in commercials worldwide, and in recent years have found a niche in long-form work.
In your own words how would you describe what you do at Ghost VFX?
A little bit of artistry, creative problem solving, and magic.
What part of the job are you most passionate about?
It’s always got to be my team. I’m lucky enough to work with a group of outstanding individuals who are talented, clever, hardworking, and great to spend time with.
Any advice to others looking to break into VFX?
Ask questions, listen to advice, and work hard! There are so many amazing people in our industry to learn from - you’ve just got to tap into it.
Where do you see the VFX industry headed in the next 5 years? What excites you about the future?
It’s a great time to be working in this industry. It’s a constantly evolving landscape which I love. New emerging technologies like virtual production and AI are incredibly interesting and bring new opportunities for creativity.
Is there anything else you’d like to mention or add?
I’m excited about being a part of the new global Ghost VFX family and seeing what we can achieve together.