Wednesday 8th Aug 2012

Our shipping having finally arrived in India I’ll be packing up the lightplot rig and taking it to Anifest 2012 in Mumbai on Friday 24th August. I’m really looking forward to presenting the project so far to an audience.

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Tuesday 8th May 2012

This animation is shot entirely in-camera, the figure having been animated in 3DS Max and then plotted by custom built 3D light painting system.

Read more about the project.… Read More

Wednesday 25th Apr 2012

I’ve been uploading videos to my vimeo page, this just went up today. Read about how it was made.… Read More

Sunday 22nd Apr 2012

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Tuesday 27th Mar 2012

In August 2005 I joined Nexus Productions, and now after seven amazing years it’s time to start a new adventure.

Next week I’ll be joining Prime Focus as a VFX Supervisor, and in month or so we’re moving to Mumbai … Read More

Tuesday 6th Mar 2012

A new project from Nexus, for Tropicana. I was the CG Supervisor working with the incredibly talented Fx & Mat. Very proud to have worked on this one .. it was a lot of fun.

You can watch the video … Read More

Thursday 26th Jan 2012

There’s a look back at 2011 over at the Nexus Studio Blog.… Read More

Tuesday 25th Oct 2011

We’ve set up a studio blog on the Nexus site, we’ll be putting up behind the scenes articles and whatever else takes our fancy.

Currently there’s a Maxscript I wrote for Jim LeFevre‘s ‘Holy Flying Circus’ title sequence.

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Monday 21st Mar 2011

Some images from my collection of photographs from 2003-2009 which I’ve recently uploaded to Flickr.

A few more of my favourites.… Read More

Sunday 20th Mar 2011

Based on the recommendations of a couple of friends, I’ve recently bought an Apple TV.

Like many gadgets Apple TV promises to both help me organise and reconnect with all my media, surely the dream of all geeks. I was … Read More

Sunday 27th Feb 2011

I’ve joined Twitter, you can follow me here : BenCowellThomas.… Read More

Sunday 6th Feb 2011

Another recently completed Nexus project. Also directed by Smith & Foulkes (busy boys !). I was the CG Supervisor.… Read More

Sunday 6th Feb 2011

Recently completed project at Nexus Productions. Directed by Smith & Foulkes. I was CG / VFX Supervisor.… Read More

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

I have put two new sets up on my photoblog.

Firstly a set of photographs from our Honeymoon in China, Singapore and Japan.


Secondly a general round up of 2010.

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Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

All sorts of exciting things happened in 2010, most importantly I got married and then in December went on an amazing victory lap Honeymoon around Asia.

Our good friend Mr Phill is a fantastically talented photographer and we were incredibly … Read More

Wednesday 30th Jun 2010

As well as showing off your skills, showreels can be a useful personal marker for projects completed and time passing. I haven’t produced a showreel for 5 years and so I thought I’d put together a quick reel showing what … Read More

Monday 18th Jan 2010

Photoblog updated with a few photographs from the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.… Read More


Thursday 14th Jan 2010

I recently finished work on the second of two commercials for HP at Nexus. You can see the first (called Google Maps) here.

Directed by Smith and Foulkes, 3D at Nexus Productions and compositing at TBA.… Read More

Sunday 7th Jun 2009

Earlier this year I worked with Joji (Woof Wan Bau) planning and supervising the shoot for this commercial. It was a lot of fun, if a little noisy. Photographs from the shoot are here.… Read More

Sunday 7th Jun 2009

I’ve written up a tutorial on VFX supervision. It’s very much a work in progress, but I thought I’d post it up now and add to it over the next few months. You can read it here.… Read More

Tuesday 12th May 2009


I’ve decided to move my photography pages over to a photoblog system. It’s taken quite a while to set up but it’s online here.

I’ve uploaded new sets of photographs from my trip to India.

As well as … Read More

Friday 27th Mar 2009

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Tuesday 24th Mar 2009


Last year I travelled to Buenos Aires with Nexus to supervise the Coke Avatar shoot. Here’s some photographs.… Read More

Monday 16th Mar 2009

This site has been down for a few weeks whilst I changed hosts. I’ve moved over to Positive Internet.

Everything should be back up and working now.… Read More