Technical Team

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 to bring 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 on 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 film makers, 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 (THE HAGUE)

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!

JAMES RYAN, TECHINCAL ASSISTANT

James graduated from University in the summer of 2016 and has been working as an Edit Assistant ever since. He joined West Digital at the beginning of the year and is based out of our remote office in Chorleywood. James’ biggest passion is everything comedic mixed with a little bit of football.