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lecturer in visual effects
I am a lecturer at Leicester De Montfort University on the BSc in Visual Effects.
I previously lectured at Leeds Beckett University and have taught on the VFX Bootcamp at University of York.

visual effects supervisor
I have 21 years’ experience taking visual effects from the script stage, through breakdowns and storyboards, on set supervision, to completed work in both film and television.

I have supervised teams of compositors, and 3D artists, and also covered smaller projects where I have dealt with all aspects of the effects work myself. I have worked with motion control, supervised effects edits, data transfer, and have handled the budgeting. Work has been on both feature films and television series.

I am a good communicator, especially on set, I am able to make decisions under pressure if the schedule is compressed, or the director's needs change. I am aware of what is the bottom line for effects shots, and how this affects the rest of the shoot. Although I am happy to compromise, I will make those above me aware of when this will seriously affect the resulting shot, and give options to change the shot, reschedule, or if necessary to drop the shot.

I am comfortable directing actors (provided the director is happy with that) and crew, and have directed second unit and effects shoots.

compositor
I have used Nuke for the last 11 years, and have used node based compositing systems since the mid 90's. I have covered both 2D and 3D compositing, including working with tracking and motion control data as well as a great deal of experience with morphs.

matte painter
Matte painting and set extension work, including 3D texture building has covered both film and television projects. Principally in Photoshop, but also using Matador.

general
I have also studied typography and done title work and both film and TV, as well as motion graphics at Oasis Television for BBC, Channel4, ITV, and have also done some web design.

projects

The Irritant (TV pilot) (2020)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Producer: Benson Taylor
Director: Ben Sweet

Dark Encounter (film) (2019)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Goldfinch
Producers: Charlette Kilby, Alan Latham
Director: Carl Strathie

Killers Anonymous (film) (2019)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Goldfinch
Producers: Kirsty Bell, Matt Williams
Director: Martin Owen

Gatecrash (film) (2019)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Goldfinch
Producers: Kirsty Bell, Alan Latham
Director: Lawrence Gough


Solis (film) (2018)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Green Screen Productions
Producers: Charlette Kilby, Alan Latham
Director: Carl Strathie

End of Term (film) (2016)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Green Screen Productions
Producer: Alan Latham
Director: Mark Murphy

That Good Night (film) (2017)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Green Screen Productions
Producer: Alan Latham/Charles Savage
Director: Eric Styles

Property of the State (film) (2016)
Compositor for Green Screen Productions

Genesis (film) (2016)
Compositor for Green Screen Productions

In Extremis(film) (2016)
Compositor for Green Screen Productions

Bliss (film) (2016)
Visual Effects Supervisor/compositor
Production Company: Green Screen Productions
Producer: Alan Latham
Director: Rita Osei

Breakdown (film) (2016)
Visual Effects Supervisor/compositor
Production Company: Impact Entertainment/Screen 360
Producer: Luke Fairbrass
Director: Jonnie Malachi

Sofaworks 'Neil Says Relax' (advert) (2014)
Compositor (Nuke) at Jellyfish, London

Aagadu (film) (2014)
Visual Effects/Motion Control Supervisor
Director: Sreenu Vytla

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (film) (2013-14)
Visual Effects Supervisor/compositor
Production Company: Bocflix/Penalty Kick Films/That's Nice Films Ltd.
Producer: Stephen McCrum
Director: Ben Kellett

Last Days on Mars (film) (2012-13)
Compositor
Production Company: Mars Films/Universal (distribution)
Producer: Andrea Cornwell
Director: Ruairi Robinson

Bula Quo (film) (2012)
VFX post production/matte painting/compositor
Production Company: Status Quo Films (BVI)ltd.
Producer: Tim Major
Director: Stuart StPaul

Cloned (TV pilot, non broadcast) (2011-12)
Visual Effects Supervisor/compositor
Production Company: BBC
Series Producer: Tamsin Dodgson
Director/Producer: Paul Hupfield

Armstrong and Miller (TV) (2010)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Hat Trick
Producer: Caroline Norris
Director: Ben Kellett

Freight (film) (2010)
Visual Effects Supervisor/Title Design
Production Company: 102 Productions
Producers: Stuart StPaul & Martin Campbell
Director: Stuart StPaul

We Are Klang (TV) (2009)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: BBC
Producer: Jon Mountague
Director: Ben Kellett

Emmerdale (TV) (2009)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: ITV
Producer: Keith Richardson
Director: Lee Salisbury

Psychoville (TV) (2009)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: BBC
Producer: Justin Davies
Director: Matt Lipsey

New Town Killers (film) (2008)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Independent
Producer: Luc Roeg
Director: Richard Jobson

Franken Twins(TV pilot)(2008)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: RDF
Producer: Caroline El-Marazki
Director: Baz Taylor

Caught in the Act (film) (2007)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production company: Carnaby Films
Producer: Clive Davis
Director: Matt Lipsey

My Spy Family (series 1&2) (TV) (2007-2008)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Kindle Entertainment (for The Cartoon Network)
Producer: Bernard Krichefski
Directors: Angelo Abela, Tom Poole, Dominic MacDonald, Frank Smith, David Sant

My Parents are Aliens (series 1-8) (TV) (1999-2006)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Company: Granada Children’s Television
Producers: Bernard Krichefski, Connal Orton, Beryl Richards, David Collier
Directors: Chris Bernard, Ben Kellett, Angelo Abela, Tom Poole, Dominic MacDonald, etc.

The Mysti Show (TV) (2004)
Title Design/Visual Effects Supervisor
Production company: Mystical Productions (for CBBC)
Producer: Debbie Gray
Director: Angelo Abela

Strange (TV) (2002-2003)
Visual Effects Supervisor - for NSA-ltd.
Production company: BBC
Producer: Marcus Mortimer
Directors: Joe Ahearne, Simon Massey

Jack and the Beanstalk - the Real Story (2001)
Compositor/Matte Painter
Visual Effects Supervisor: Julian Parry for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Director: Brian Henson

Le Pacte des Loups (film) (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2000)
Compositor
Visual Effects Supervisor: Val Wardlaw for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Director: Christophe Gans

Play (TV)(2000)
Visual Effects Supervisor/Matte Painter for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Production Company: Channel 4 Television
Director : Anthony Minghella

Birthday Girl (film) (2000)
Assistant Visual Effects Supervisor/Compositor/Matte Painter
Visual Effects Supervisor: Val Wardlaw for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Director: Jez Butterworth

The Big Idea - A History of Explosions (1999)
Co-Visual Effects Supervisor/Compositor
Production Company: Atacama
Director: Mark Whatmore

Pitch Black (film) (1998)
Compositor/Matte Painter for Mill Film/The Magic Camera Company
Visual Effects Supervisor: Peter Chiang
Director: David Twohy

The Avengers (film) (1998)
Compositor for The Magic Camera Company
Visual Effects Supervisor: Nick Davis
Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Lost in Space (film) (1998)
Compositor for The Magic Camera Company
Visual Effects Supervisor: Angus Bickerton
Director: Stephen Hopkins

The Borrowers (film) (1997)
Compositor for The Magic Camera Company
Visual Effects Supervisor: Peter Chiang
Director: Peter Hewitt

Oasis Television (1994-1996)
Graphic Designer/Animator
Clients included Channel 4, BBC, ITV and corporate.

Education:
I am currently studying for my PHD in ‘The Representation of Mass Transport in Film’, at De Montfort University.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, De Montfort University - distinction.
M.A in Post Production and Visual Effects - University of York.
BA (hons) in Graphic Design and Film - Humberside Polytechnic - upper second.

Studied typography, and have a portfolio available for design and illustration work.