Ben Cowell-Thomas

Ben Cowell-Thomas

Highly experienced supervisor and project lead.

London, UK

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Visual Effects Artist

Men in Black: International (2019)

Visual Effects Artist

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

DFX Supervisor

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Sequence Supervisor

Justice League (2017)

Visual Effects Artist

Dunkirk (2017)

Generalist / Lighting Artist

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

3D Animatic And Layout

This Way Up (2008)

I’m a highly experienced freelance CG & VFX Artist. In the Commercials world I’ve led many award winning projects; both as an onset VFX Supervisor and as CG Supervisor. I’ve been lucky to work around the world, and I have lived and worked in Singapore, Australia and India.

I’m now branching out into Film VFX and am currently at Double Negative as a Sequence Supervisor.

I enjoy creative and technical problem solving, building departments, leading teams of artists and experimenting with almost every form of creative media. I’m very fortunate to have merged my career and hobbies, so this site is a mix of my professional and personal work.
Work History
  • DFX Supervisor

    Double Negative

    October 2017 - Present
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


  • Sequence Supervisor

    Double Negative

    January 2017 - December 2017
  • 3D Generalist

    Double Negative

    April 2016 - February 2017
  • CG / VFX Supervisor

    Nexus Productions

    August 2014 - May 2015
  • Visiting Lecturer

    National Film & Television School

    February 2014 - April 2014
    United Kingdom

    Teaching Computer Graphics to the students of the Games Design course at the NFTS.

  • VFX Supervisor

    Prime Focus World

    March 2012 - September 2013

    I was recruited to head up the Commercials VFX Studio in Mumbai, India. My focus was on building relationships with production companies and directors, strengthening the talent in the VFX studio and supervising projects.

  • Head of Studio

    Nexus Productions

    August 2005 - March 2012

    I grew the 3D department from a small studio to a 70+ seat facility able to handle VFX, stop motion, live action and animation with a proprietary character pipeline.

    As Head of Studio I oversaw all creative and technical aspects of pitches and projects, whilst guiding pipeline development, R&D projects and IT infrastructure and managing the hiring and career development of permanent staff members and freelancers.

    I was also CG / VFX Supervisor on many award winning projects for Honda, Sony, Intel and Coca Cola.

  • Senior 3D artist

    Condor Post

    December 2003 - August 2005

    I returned to the UK and worked as a CG / VFX artist at Condor, often liaising between London and Amsterdam studios on key projects.

  • 3D artist

    Ambience Entertainment

    October 2000 - December 2003

    I led projects such as re-branding Channel Nine and Attik’s Toyota Scion campaign. I also took time out to co-create the multi award winning ‘Show & Tell’ animated short.

  • Lecturer in 3D animation and visual effects.

    Temasek Polytechnic

    January 1998 - October 2000

    Recruited by the Polytechnic to design and teach the 3D animation course at Temasek.
    During my time in Singapore I was also programming director for the Singapore Animation Festival, inviting distinguished animators and film makers from around the world.

Education
  • Bournemouth University

    1994 - 1997
  • West Cheshire College (Blacon arts centre)

    1993 - 1994
  • Whitby High School

    1986 - 1992