Compositing, Films, Live Action, Music Videos, Nuke, Rotoscope, Tracking , TV, TVC


  • Ravensbourne
    Senior Lecture in Visual Effects
    2012 - Present

    Working full time as Associate senior lecturer in VFX at Ravensbourne. My role involved developing the curriculum and sourcing various subject material, and leacturing on the Ba in editing and post production course. I also lectured on the Foundation Industry practice, Animation and digital film production courses.

    VFX artist
    2012 - 2012

    VFX artist working on :
    Top of the Lake, TV Mini-Series
    Dracula, film

  • Liquid Animation
    VFX artist
    2011 - 2012

    VFX Artist on TVC, Yamah Magic

  • ALT VFX - Australia
    VFX Artist
    2011 - 2011

    VFX Artist working on TVC, Tooheys: The Nocturnal Migration. Winner of two Silver and Bronze CANNES LIONS

  • Rising Sun Pictures
    Nuke Compositor
    2011 - 2011

    VFX Compositing on film. Green Lantern

  • Rushes Post Production - London
    Senior Nuke Compositor
    2010 - 2011

    VFX compositing on Films and Long-form TV: Unknown white male, D-day, Hominid, Any Human Heart

  • Cinesite - London
    Shake/Nuke Compositor
    2010 - 2010

    VFX compositing on Film: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Marmaduke

  • Lipsync Post - London
    Shake Compositor
    2009 - 2010

    VFX compositing on Film: Fantastic Mr Fox, Kickass

  • Framestore - London
    Shake Compositor
    2009 - 2009

    VFX compositing on Film: Where the Wild things are

  • Rushes Post Production - London
    senior shake compositor
    2009 - 2009

    VFX compositing on Film: The scouting book for Boys

  • Machine VFX - London
    Senior Compositor
    2008 - 2009

    VFX work on Dragonball: Evolution, Film

  • Cinesite - London
    Shake Compositor
    2008 - 2008

    FX compositing on Film: Moon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Beverley Hills Chihuahua

  • Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)
    Lecturer in Digital Compositing
    2007 - 2007

    Lecturer in Digital Compositing at Griffith University for one Semester. The position also included writing and developing the course structure and sourcing all course material.

  • Rising Sun Pictures - Australia
    Shake Compositor
    2007 - 2007

    VFX compositing on Film: 28 weeks later, The Ruins

  • Photon VFX - Australia
    Shake Compositor
    2006 - 2007

    VFX compositing on Film, and Promos: Superman returns, Animalia, Dubailand

  • Double Negative visual effects - London
    Shake Compositor
    2005 - 2006

    VFX compositing on Film: Stardust, Flyboys

  • Rushes Post Production - London
    Senior Shake Compositor
    2005 - 2005

    VFX compositing on Film and long-form TV: The Ten commandments, The Last Drop, Rome (HBO mini series)

  • Cinesite - London
    Shake Compositor
    2004 - 2005

    VFX compositing on Film: Hitch hikers Guide to the Gallaxy, Alien Vs Predator

  • The Moving Picture Company - London
    shake Compositor
    2001 - 2004

    VFX compositing on Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 80 days around the world, Ella Enchanted, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Blackball, Medallion, Ned Kelly, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Mike Bassett England Manager.

  • the Mill (Film) - London
    Junior Compositor
    2013 - 2001

    VFX compositing on Film: Black Hawk Down

  • Men from Mars
    Junior Compositor
    2000 - 2000

    VFX compositing on long-form TV:Doctor Zhivago, HornBlower


  • Coventry University - UK
    BA (hons) 2.1 Graphic Design and Digital media
    1997 - 1999
  • The Finishing School - NFTS
    The Art and Practice of Digital Compositing
    2000 - 1970
  • University of Portsmouth - College of Art and Design
    Higher National Diploma - Foundation Art and Design
    1996 - 1970

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Chris Elson
Education 1997-1999 - Coventry University - UK
2000 - The Finishing School - NFTS
1996 - University of Portsmouth - College of Art and Design
Employer Ravensbourne
Location London UK


About Chris

Working freelance as a nuke and shake operator has allowed me to work on
many big commercial film projects including most of the "Harry potter"
films, which are always fun to work on as they require a variety of diverse
skills from creating invisibility cloaks to making framed pictures animate.

Films like "Moon", "Kickass" and "Fantastic Mr Fox" have required a good old
fashioned 2d approach to greenscreen comps and live-action miniatures.

I've also worked on several character animated films such as "Where the Wild
Things Are", “Marmaduke” and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" which require a very
specific skillset to incorporate multipass cg compositing and liveaction
projection with motion warping software to attain photo-real face/muzzle




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