West Digital has brought together a group of talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds. They’ve worked on drama, documentaries, film and corporate productions developing skills of unparalleled diversity and quality. They have the facilities, technology and most importantly, the creative passion for bringing your project to life. So, if you have a creative or technical question regarding your production, you can speak to someone on our team who can guide you through the process and costs.
STEPHEN OLSEN, EDITOR
Stephen’s passion for all that is film, animation & design can be seen in his tireless commitment to the creative industries. Spanning over 10 years, 3 continents and 6 years in academia, he’s in his element pushing the boundaries of narrative and visual style for corporate video. Expect his personal commitment to crafting only the most engaging and innovative of work, on time, on budget & with a splash of jazz!
DAVE ASHDOWN, EDITOR
Dave’s love for editing comes from watching leading filmmakers, craft stories in films such as ‘ Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas’. He is passionate about developing ideas and concepts and helping bring them to fruition. He has over 5 years’ experience in the industry and has worked on a wide range of projects including sport, live and pre-recorded studio TV programmes, public service films, advertising reels, as well as charity films, corporate and brands.
AZEM KOLA, ONLINE EDITOR / COLOURIST
Az has been with us since 2008 and has worked his way up through the company from runner to Head of MCR and has now joined the editing team, working as an Online Editor and Colourist. Outside of work, Az is a keen climber and photographer.
OSCAR VERSCHUUR, EDITOR
Oscar began his career with us over a year as a video editor. Since then he’s worked on independent films, documentaries and corporate video productions. He has years of experience, working on a wide range of projects for Shell International corporate video unit.
DJIN VAN DER GEER, SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR
Djin joined our little family back in 2010 as a self-taught video editor. He has extensive experience in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere along with After Effects. His background is in music, theatre and design with a degree in audio engineering. Easy going and creative he is experienced in helping directors of all levels realise their vision. He’s now one of our key ‘players’ in the Hague.
TOM BROWN, MCR OPERATOR
Tom joined West Digital’s MCR team in August 2015. Having studied Film at Falmouth University and with two years experience in the industry (previously with Crow TV), we are proud to have him as part of our MCR team. In his spare time, Tom is a disciplined martial artist. Full-time MCR operator; part-time ninja!
EMMA JOHNSON, MCR OPERATOR
Emma graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in Film and Television Production. She joined the West Digital team in 2015 as an edit assistant and soon progressed to an MCR operator. An incredibly hardworking member of the MCR team… We love her!
LIAM HUGHES, MCR OPERATOR
Liam graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Film and Television Production. Since then he has worked as a freelance Camera Operator and Editor. He’s now a key member of our MCR team, working alongside Tom and Emma.