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  • Aleks Ugarow Managing Director

    Aleks has been working at the cutting edge of VFX for over 20 years.

    Before becoming MD of Glassworks, Aleks headed up it's fabulously successful Smoke department for 9 years where he built up a hugely loyal client base.

    His many years of experience in the industry, wisdom and natural people skills have put him in good stead for the role of MD.

    After graduating from Kingston University where he studied Graphic Design, Aleks began his career at Molinare before spending 7 years at Cinesite working in the pioneering digital film industry. He later joined Clear Post-production, as a digital artist, to apply his VFX skills to crafting numerous commercials, feature films, music videos & digital content.

    All the while, at weekends, he had a successful career as a nearly famous international Techno DJ. He has now hung up the styluses, but his legendary 8 hour sets at the Glassworks Christmas parties have certainly gone down in history.

    In his role as MD, Aleks works to shape the future of Glassworks as a cutting-edge, premium post-production VFX boutique, promoting the huge talents of the artists, as well as ensuring our award-winning team is fully supported whilst continuing to produce world class VFX for our clients.

  • Phoebe Scott Executive Producer
    Glassworks Productions

    Phoebe joined Glassworks in 2016 to spearhead the launch of our in-house production company Glassworks Productions.

    Her years of experience in producing global advertising campaigns for clients such as Nike, Hugo Boss, Skoda, Horlicks, Patek Philippe, Star Alliance and Huawei have put Phoebe in good stead to curate an award winning roster of live action & animation directors who are fully backed by Glassworks' 20 years of experience in award winning craft, creativity and innovation in the field of VFX & CGI.

  • Duncan Buxton Head of Production

    Duncan joined us in 2016 and quickly proved his ability to produce complex & demanding VFX jobs with a calm, thorough and experienced approach.

    He cut his teeth in post at Smoke&Mirrors for over 5 years, followed by 3 years at animation / production companies Field Trip and 1stAveMachine before joining us at Glassworks.

    When he's not leading the Glassworks production department, you can usually find him singing in a pop choir or swimming in the Lido. Both, if you're lucky

    
    
  • Alastair Hearsum Head of 3D

    A founder and director of Glassworks, Alastair has been with us since the beginning.

    After studying Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and a few years in the wilderness as a lifeguard, he met Glassworks CEO Hector Macleod in 1990.

    Character animation is his overriding passion and he’s happiest when breathing life into some inanimate objects such as chips, bricks and shoes.

    This is illustrated in a mantelpiece bursting with awards, ranging from an Emmy for VFX supervision to British Arrows for Best CGI and Animation.

    About 3D
  • Duncan Malcolm Head of 2D

    Glassworks Director of 2D Duncan Malcolm started in the industry as a wee boy over 30 years ago.

    Following stints running his own production company, as a creative director and as a VFX artist, he joined Glassworks in 2004.

    The many leading directors and agencies that seek to work with him do so for his effects supervision, vast technical knowledge and creative eye.

    This talent is celebrated in a huge array of Best VFX and Craft awards, from Cannes Lions to British Arrows to D&AD and beyond.

    About 2D
  • Daniel De Vue Senior Colourist

    Hailing from Denmark, Daniel joined Glassworks in 2016, having previously worked for 6 years at Bacon X. During his time there he worked with a wide range of talented Directors including Martin Werner, Andreas Nilsson and Martin De Thurah.

    Key pieces of Daniel’s work include Jack and Jones Made from Cool, featuring Hollywood actor Christopher Walken, The Shoes Submarine Directed by Karim Huu Do and a trilogy of Miracle Whip spots which brought the ‘cool’ back to this traditional American condiment. 

    About Colour Grading