August 2022


Attention to detail is what we do at Ogle so it made sense to give each member of staff a bit of attention too. The ‘Our People’ series at Ogle, highlights the people behind the work and what they like to do in their spare time.

Meet Sam Wootton

Sam is a relative newcomer to the Ogle family but he brought with him a wealth of experience working in the film industry.

What did you do before working at Ogle?

I used to work in the film industry for Amazon Prime and Apple TV. I worked on a couple of popular shows – Citadel and Wool.

What skills were you able to bring to your current role?

I had learned a lot of specific techniques in the film industry that I was able to bring to Ogle. But I have also learned a lot of new skills from my co-workers.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I am really keen to improve my skills and learn new ones. Getting up for work isn’t a problem for me as I love what I do and I’m really looking forward to my future here.

Describe the most enjoyable part of your role and proudest moment to date…

The best bit is always when I finish a model that I’ve been working on for a while and be able to see the completed job. That always gives me a lot of satisfaction. That was before I came here – when I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a first class honours in model design. I felt really proud of myself.

What has been your biggest challenge?

When I was working on Prime’s Citadel I had to make 12 futuristic hard drives – two were hero props and needed to be really detailed; the other 10 were for SFX. I did all the CAD, printing, casting, laser-cutting and the finishing. I felt a great sense of achievement when I had completed the job.

Why do you believe Ogle is a leading model making and prototyping company?

All our staff work so well together, it is proper teamwork. That efficiency enables us to make outstanding models that surpass expectations.

What technical ability does Ogle have beyond that of its competitors?

Our wide range of multi-skilled staff allows us to find the best way to complete a model, whether that is printing/CNC/machining or hand building. We have real experts at Ogle and there is no challenge we’d be afraid to take on.

How do you think more young people could be brought into the industry?

Rapid prototyping needs to be shown as being a viable career. It isn’t just about working in the film industry. There are so many applications for the work we do and that needs to be recognised through the various university courses.

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