Staff on the course

Ellie Dupont

Lecturer (HE) – Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television

BA (Computer Visualisation and Animation), BA (Fine Art), PGCert (Academic Practice)


Ellie Dupont is a full time lecturer on the VFX Design and Production course. Ellie’s specialist areas are texturing, modelling and digital sculpting. Ellie works as a practicing VFX artist in the film and commercial industries, and has enjoyed working for various studios, including Cinesite, Passion Pictures and Art and Graft. She has worked on projects for various clients, such as Nike, the BBC, Disney, Paramount Pictures and Toyota.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • Leathersellers Educational Grant (2008–2011)

Research Specialism

Ellie’s primary research areas revolve around the relationship between the digital world and real life, and the transition from one to the other. In particular, she is interested in the design, development and application of digital make-up workflows as physically accurate simulations of real life make-up techniques and processes. Other areas of research include the ongoing development of an MBSR based Mindfulness training program as a tool for teachers to use with students within the higher education learning environment.

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