Cinesite’s London studio recently welcomed VFX supervisor Ben White, who joins the company with 20+ years of features and episodic experience. Ben has worked as a CG/VFX supervisor on a variety of large-scale features, including Guardians of The Galaxy, Avatar, Man of Steel, Where The Wild Things Are and several Harry Potter movies, and was CG supervisor for the team responsible for creating the scarred, schizophrenic character Two Face in The Dark Knight. He won a British Independent Film Award for ‘Best Effects’ for The Ritual as well as 2 previous VES Awards, including for ‘Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project’ for his work as VFX Supervisor on Fast and Furious: Supercharged.
An industry veteran, Ben first honed his skills in commercials at The Mill. He then joined Mill Film and the Oscar-winning team on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, notably helping create the prodigious 360-degree Coliseum shot. Since then he progressed from CG Generalist to VFX Supervisor while working on projects at Framestore and MPC.
Commenting on Ben’s appointment Caroline Garrett, Head of VFX at Cinesite London said “Ben’s arrival to the studio will strengthen our senior creative team even further. He has a respected skillset and fantastic eye, this combined with his contagious positive energy that fosters open collaboration will be of huge benefit us as we continue to take on bigger and more challenging projects.”
Ben enjoys all types of VFX but has a special passion for creatures and characters. Recent work includes the Bad Wolf/Sky Productions series A Discovery of Witches and psychological horror Wounds. In 2018 he delivered award winning creature work for the independent horror movie The Ritual. He has also completed work on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur.
Speaking of his appointment Ben said, “I’ve arrived at a really exciting time for Cinesite, I have long regarded as being one of the best, both in terms of quality of work and company culture. I am looking forward to contributing to such a well-rounded team, as well as excited to develop deep creative collaborations with our clients across all forms of media.”
Ben joins the studio’s fellow VFX supervisors Aleksander Pejic (The Witcher, Inception, The Legend of Tarzan), Jesper Kjolsrud (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Lone Survivor), Simon Stanley-Clamp (Avengers: Endgame, Robin Hood, Ant-Man) and Salvador Zalvidea (Adrift, Mute, Doctor Who).