LONDON — Lexhag Visual Effects has appointed Joshua Gotto compositing supervisor for its VFX boutique in Soho. His wide range of experience across television and film spans many genres and flavors. Gotto has worked at many of Soho’s top studios on over 30 films and television shows. Some of his career highlights include work Prometheus, Wrath of the Titans, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Autopsy of Jane Doe and more recently,
The Titan, which is scheduled for release later this year.
Gotto started out as a 3D artist, breaking into the industry by working in his home town of Norwich on the BBC kids TV show M.I. High. That project introduced him to Nuke and After Effects software, and by the end of the project, he made the switch to compositor. This was followed by a move to Soho in London and his first film project, working on Rise of the Planet of the Apes at Atomic Arts.
Over the next few years Gotto worked for numerous studios in Soho, progressing from junior compositor at MPC through to mid-level at Prime Focus and eventually senior compositor at Automatik. It was at Lexhag, while working as lead compositor, that Gotto was appointed to the role of compositing supervisor. In his new role, he will provide leadership and training, and also assist in expanding the studio’s team.
“It’s a really exciting time to be at Lexhag and it’s rewarding to help build our growing team,” he notes. “When you put the right people together you can all do your best work. When I first worked with Lexhag a few years ago we were a team of five. Now there are 17 of us and with a busy start to 2018 it looks like the year ahead will see us continuing our expansion. Lexhag has a very unique creative culture and has always produced great work. I think this is why we get so many artists sending us their showreels wanting to come and work with us.”