Kit West

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Kit West
Born (1936-02-06)February 6, 1936
London, England
Died April 17, 2016(2016-04-17) (aged 80)
England
Nationality British
Occupation Special effects artist
Notable work Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi

Kit West (6 February 1936 – 17 April 2016) was a British special effects artist who was most known for his work in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi.

Early life[edit]

Born in London, his early films were government and military training films produced by Realist Film Unit.[1] He served two years in the British Army, where he gained experience in pyrotechnics.[2]

Oscar history[edit]

All these were for Best Visual Effects.

BAFTA award[edit]

Death[edit]

West died on 17 April 2016[7] and was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Barnes (20 April 2016). "Kit West Dead: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Visual Effects Artist Was 80". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ "Kit West profile". Kit-west-spfx.com. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "The 58th Academy Awards (1986) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "BAFTA Awards". Awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kit West, CGI expert – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Ben Weich (30 April 2016). "Oscar-winning special effects guru and East Sheen native Kit West dies aged 80". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 

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