We’re really proud of our staff at Territory Studio. Even if not directly involved in the awesome work we deliver to our clients, we each appreciate creativity and being creative, in whatever format.
If you’re here, you’ve probably already seen our work. Now we invite you to get to know us better. Starting with our creative teams, we’ll be asking questions and sharing not only TS project work, but personal creative projects and what really inspires us day to day.
Whitney Godinho –
Junior Nuke Compositor
I get inspired by the most random moments from daily life. Such as a sip from a damn good cup of coffee or, standing in a crowded bus or just when the right song plays at the right time– Whitney Godinho
Tell us a bit about you:
I grew up in Goa and moved to London to pursue a career in film. I graduated with a masters in Visual effects from Escape Studios. I’m also a photographer and designer and dabble a lot in other experimental art forms like sculpting, stop motion and Mandala art.
Who and/or what inspires you creatively?
I get most of my inspirations from films, travelling to places out of my comfort zone and brainstorming with other creatives to come up with new solutions and ideas.
A lot of the time I get inspired by the most random moments from daily life. Such as a sip from a damn good cup of coffee or, standing in a crowded bus or just when the right song plays at the right time; my brain just gets hyped and I start to scribble down the ideas, some of them being utter nonsense.
It is also my curiosity and my obsessive need to know how certain things are created and how I could implement that in the work I do.
My love for VFX hit when I watched Doctor Strange for the first time. All I wanted to do after that was to recreate all the effects from that film and that pushed me to this world of filmmaking and there was no turning back.
How long have you been at Territory?
2 years in April!
Why did you want to work at Territory?
Territory Studio had a good reputation within the industry, and seeing it grow so quickly I saw it as a great opportunity as a comper fresh out of University. I freelanced for a while with Territory before joining full time. During that time I learned new skills from so many different freelancers and colleagues I met on the job. With the creative opportunity I was given within those few months, I knew I had a lot more to learn from the studio and that I can offer back.
What’s been your favourite TS project to work on so far and why?
I tend to learn something new from each project, but my top 2 would be working on Bet 365 and Brave New World. Both of them were basically comping in holograms but they each had a whole different approach in achieving that.
In Bet 365, I learned multiple industrial techniques in achieving a solution from the team and that helped me grow a lot as a compositor.
With Brave New World, I was thrown in the deep end and asked to come up with creative look dev ideas and that was something entirely new to me as a compositor. Learning that process, working with insanely talented artists and pushing myself creatively taught me a lot.