Jonah West is the founder, president and VFX supervisor of LightRay FX.
Jonah showed a passion and talent for art at an early age. After graduating from the Langley Fine Arts high school, Jonah received a scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute for further study. During his time in San Francisco, Jonah found his passion for film and enrolled in the visual effects program at VanArts.
After graduating from VanArts, Jonah started his career at a small web TV company called Gryphon TV, shooting green-screen plates and creating 3D backgrounds. From there, he took a job offer from Anthem FX, where he worked as a compositor, matte painter, and 3D generalist on TV series such as Masters of Horror, Tin Man and Sanctuary, and feature films Third Mother and Vipers. In 2007 Jonah was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for his matte painting on Tin Man. After 3 years at Anthem, he decided to pursue his dream of running his own studio.
As VFX supervisor at LightRay, Jonah brings his artistic eye and broad experience to the team. His main duties include ensuring top quality for our work, communicating with clients and leading and inspiring LightRay's artists. Jonah also is a director and writer. He directed and wrote a shot film "From Inside Out" and he's also directed several commercials.
Poshin West is the co-founder, general manager and VFX producer of LightRay FX.
Poshin showed talent and passion on art when she was a kid. She followed several art masters since 6 years old learning sketch, water color and tradition Chinese ink painting and won several national art competitions. After she earned her Fine Art Bachelor degree, she decided to go Canada for visual effects and animation study.
After graduating from LostBoys Learning, one of the visual effects school at Vancouver, Poshin started her career at Anthem FX as a matte painter. She worked on several popular award winning TV series and feature film such as Tin Man, Sanctuary, Vipers and Journey to the center of earth. She decided to join Jonah co-found LightRay FX and started a new advanture together.
Poshin as the VFX producer of LightRay, her main duty is managing the project deadline and budget. She also manages daily tactic of LightRay's operation.