Oscar and BAFTA winner
Name: Joe West
Studied: A Level in Film and BTEC Media
Current Role: Visual Effects at Double Negative
JOE WON AN OSCAR AND BAFTA AS PART OF THE VFX TEAM FOR INTERSTELLAR.
“I’m working at Double Negative, one of the largest VFX houses in the world, who made their name with the Harry Potter films and work on Christopher Nolan’s films, getting an Oscar for Inception and Interstellar. I’ve worked on World’s End, Rush, Thor: The Dark World, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending. I know it sounds horrifically clichéd and Disney but the big thing I have to give credit for getting me where I am is the BTEC. If I didn’t have that practical knowledge of film-making I wouldn’t have got this far, that’s for sure. I got this job from attending the best animation university in the country and I only got that spot because of the BTEC.”