VFX & MOTION DESIGNER
Dan is the founder of Digital Distortion and has run it since its creation in 2002. He has more than 20 years experience working in digital visual effects and animation. His work has won some awards too.
“After graduating in 1996 in Graphic Design at Bristol, I enjoyed working in many different sectors of the broadcast and new-media industry. I was lead designer for a Soho-based media agency until June 2002, at which point I decided to take the big leap and go freelance. From 2002-2006 I worked as a visual effects artist and CGI Designer on numerous Music Videos, TV Idents, Shorts and Features.
In 2006 I set up permanent base in Soho – firstly with Pulse Films, later with Grid24, and currently with Thank You Mam. I now operate in effect as a small boutique visual effects company. For much of the time I work solely by myself, but for larger jobs I bring in other people and have a good relationship with (and share office space with) a number of talented freelancers in different fields. I prefer working this way as it gives me a much greater sense of independence – and allows me to have a hardware and software setup that I know and trust to get jobs done quickly and with the minimum amount of pain!
Outside work, my interests include computer hardware/software design, creative writing, music, illustration, photography and film. Which dovetails nicely with my day job, as it happens!”
VFX ARTIST & ONLINE EDITOR
Gerry works closely with Digital Distortion, sharing the office as part of our Soho collective. He is an experienced editor and visual effects artist.
“I’ve been working in Broadcast television for about 25 years, which includes online/offline and VFX. These days I’m pretty much fully focussed on invisible FX work for Drama”