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Early Founders and Company Directors
Roy Pace   Shelly   Rex Neville

Roy Pace
Founder (1964-1980)

Animator and Lecturer at the Royal Academy

Now a Man of leisure
 

Shelly Elbourne
Director

The man behind our creative title sequences.

Died 26th April 2011
St Peters Hospital, Chertsey

 

Rex Neville
An original CFXer with Roy.

Now a Pub landlord (Sheaf of Arrows)
Cranbourne, Dorset.
         
Malcolm Bubb Sid and Pat Conway Gary Pearlman

Malcolm Bubb [email]
Director

Now living in Norfolk after a few years in Spain.

 

Pat Conway
Director

 

Gary Pearlman
Director

Died October 1999 (Wilson's Disease)

 

Cameramen
 
Les Pace
Bob Roach
Dave Smith
Damian Davison
George Hladky

Les Pace
Senior Cameraman
, Artist, Animator, Lecturer at the Royal Academy.

Died 9th Sept 2013 in Finland after a long and intermittent battle with cancer. He was happily married to Merja for many years, enjoyed a good life in Helsinki painting and drawing to the end.

We have lost a best friend and a good creative mind.

Bob Roach [web]
Supervising Aerial Image Cameraman

Now at Deluxe Digital Entertainment.

Dave Smith [web] [email]
Senior Aerial Image Cameraman

Now at Deluxe Digital Entertainment.

Damian Davison
[email]
Motion Control Supervisor/ Studio Manager

Now a freelance Motion Contol Cameraman.

George Hladky
Motion Control
Cameraman

Now runs Go-Moco in LA. Married to Molly with two children, Orla and Kian.

Chris Lovegrove
Peter Hughes
Chris Bennett
Paul Gilby
Stuart Prior (1979!)

Chris Lovegrove
[email]
Senior Cameraman

Now runs Mobile Motion Control Services company, "Synchro Effects."

Peter Hughes
[web] [email]
Motion Control Cameraman

Now a stills photographer.

Chris Bennett
[web] [email]
Aerial Image
Cameraman

Started TMB Art Metal, a small company producing provenance sculptures, cufflinks and other items.

Paul Gilby
Aerial Image
Cameraman

Stuart Prior
[web] [email]
Aerial Image
Camaraman
till the very end, continuing his contract at Tony Long Opticals till the early 90s.

Now a successful chiropractor at his own clinic in Wiltshire.

Tony Long
Mike Uden
Geoff Axtell
Bill Forber
John Holman

Tony Long
Charismatic cameraman in the early days before seting up Rank Post Productions. Tony sensationally returned in 1986 after being appointed the new MD by new owner Godfrey Pye, which rustled a few feathers back then.

Now a professional Muff Diver residing in relative luxury in St Leonards Sur Mer, Sussex Est.

 

Mike Uden
[email]
Rostrum & Aerial Image for 10 years
then went in 1978 to join Tony at Rank Post, set up Mike Uden Opticals (now Deluxe Digital), Rushes Diirector of Production, Worked at Captain Scarlet (Gerry Anderson) and
a short tenure at Advertising Agency (AMVBBDO),

Now an English
teacher.

 

Geoff Axtell
[email]

Cameraman for six months in 1968 before setting up Axtell Hall & Associates with Alan Hall. Went on to set up Geoff Axtell & Associates, Camera Effects' rival optical house.

Now retired and living in Hertfordshire.
Bill Forber
Rostrum
Rostrum camaraman based at SFL (Studio Film Labs) where he served for many years.
John Holman
Aerial Image
Cameraman
Bobby Logan
 
Paul Fordham
 
Josh de Keyser
 
Seb Rich
 
Steve Wigzell

Bobby Logan
Assistant Cameraman

 

Paul Fordham
Assistant
Cameraman

 

Josh de Keyser
[web] [email]
Motion Control

 

Sebastian Rich
Assistant

Cinematographer. Lives with his partner Gilly in Cyprus.
 

Steve Wigzell [email]
Assistant

Works in Islington as an area chargehand.
                 
James Aspinall
Darren Hall
         

James Aspinall
Assistant

Now a cinematographer.
 
Darren Hall
Trainee
           

 

Other Personnel
 
Janet Yale
 
John Barton
 
Costas Charitou
 
Sharon Guiver
 
Richard Clements

Janet Yale
Production Assistant

Head of Digital Studio
CIS Vancouver
.

 
John Barton
Art Department
 

Costas Charitou
Artist working alongside John Barton between 1979-1987.

Stopped working
May 2014.

 

Sharon Guiver
Receptionist and PA

Works for a large PR agency.

 

Richard Clements
Model maker, engineer and artist

Died November 2010.

                 
Marie Williams
 
John Field
 
George Dunster
 
Beverley
 
Ann-Marie Butten

Marie Williams
Costings/Book Keeper

 
John Field
Cutting Room

Niki Coates
Receptionist

Daughter of John Coates, was receptionist for quite a while.

 
Beverley
Receptionist
(1979)
 
Ann-Marie Butten
Receptionist

Daughter of animator Arthur Butten.
   
           
Cheryl Gomes
 
Bernard Fairman
 
George Dunster
 
Heather
 
Marcelle Gambin
Cheryl Gomes
Receptionist
 

Bernard Fairman
Artist

 

George Dunster
Worked with John Field in the cutting room.

 

Heather Hawkins
Production assistant.

 

Marcelle Gambin
Accounts assistant.

                 
Doreen Wyatt
 
Jill Carless
 
Ben Bosley
 
Sean Broughton
 
Marcelle Gambin

Doreen Wyatt
Accounts assistant.

 

Jill Carless
Artist working alongside John Barton between 1976-1978.

Jill was Roy and Les's niece, married and is now Jill Colman.

 
Ben Bosley
The last CFX runner.
 

Sean Broughton
Runner

Now running Smoke and Mirrors, a bespoke digital effects house.

 

Mrs Williams
(Marie's mum)
CFX cleaning lady

                 
Marcelle Gambin
  Godfrey Pye            

John Speer
[web] [email]
Runner and
teenage film maker

 

Godfrey Pye
The Rushes founder purchased Camera Effects in 1986, selling to Virgin in 1987.

Died in LA January 2012 after suffering stroke related complications. His wife, Suzanne, was by his side.

           

 

Popular Freelance Talent
Mick Burns
 
Arthur Butten
 
Trevor Court
 
John Gott

Mick Burns [email]
Artist

He was freelance up until '89 when he joined Richard Williams' Thief and Cobbler crew in Camden and stayed until its sad demise in 1992. (Thanks to his son Jonny Burns for the update)


 

Arthur Butten
Animator, Artist

 

Trevor Court [email]
Artist, animator and model maker

Whilst he is officially retired, he still gets jobs sent to him from NADA FILMS in Madrid. Keeping well and living in South London, spending as much time as he can in the family apartment in Tenerife. His two sons Matthew and Russell have inherited some of his skills.

 

John Gott
Gaffer

Now working as Lighting Camaraman/DOP
Tel: 01243 786 245
Mobile: 07860 297 566

             
Alan Hall
 
Julian Parry
 
Ray Wright
   

Alan Hall
Artist

 

Julian Parry
VFX Technician

Now working as a succesful
VFX Producer and Art Director.
Email: jpvfx@mac.com
Web: www.julianparry.com

 

Ray Wright
Artist

Now an executive chauffer and also designing and making Art Deco mirrors.

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Tel: 01279 718 415