Hi! I’m Colin West, a Houdini technical director based in London.
Specialities: Houdini, Nuke, Modo, Maya, PFTrack, Photoshop.
Studied Technical & Information Illustration at Blackpool & The Fylde College and graduated with a BA(Hons) in in 2008.
Graduated with Merit from the NCCA Digital Effects MA course at Bournemouth University in 2011.
I have been fascinated with film and art from a young age, mesmerised with the images on tv and cinema screens and how they hold the power to create worlds for the imagination to explore.
In November 2011 I started work for Framestore in London, and worked on many exciting projects in the commercials department. I also got to transfer across to the film department in October 2013 to work on effects for Jupiter Ascending and Guardians of the Galaxy.
I have since advanced to the position of FX Technical Director at Double Negative Visual Effects and I am currently working on Exodus: Gods and Kings directed by Ridley Scott.