Editor, Animator & Art Director

 
With over 10 years of experience in the film industry,
James has worked on 12 feature films and over 10 commercial motion pictures.

As a highly motivated, goal oriented Artist and Creative Supervisor, he has strong problem solving skills and extensive experience in editorial, visual effects, and creative strategy.

 

Featured Work



TrackR Bravo - Commercial
Credit: Director / Editor
Runtime: 20 seconds


Antonym Films - Showreel
Credit: Editor
Runtime: 60 seconds

Filmography Highlights

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Commercial Highlights

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Experience Overview

  • Art Director

    Immersus Media
    March 2014 – Present
  • Stereographer

    Legend 3D
    November 2009 – March 2014
  • Creative Director

    Expedition Series
    November 2006 – November 2009
  • Post-Production Manager

    Venture Visuals
    March 2007 – July 2009
  • Creative Director / Principal

    Prola Productions
    September 2006 – March 2008
  • Bachelors of Arts

    Brooks Institute of Photography
    September 2003 – September 2006
  • Editor

    Planet X Television
    2002 – 2003

Skills

  • Editorial95%
  • Sound Design95%
  • Creative Direction95%
  • Project Management90%
  • Animation85%
  • Motion Graphics90%
  • Visual Effects80%
  • Cinematography75%

Tools

  • Premiere85%
  • After Effects85%
  • Final Cut Pro95%
  • Color85%
  • Nuke65%
  • Cinema 4D60%
  • Photoshop75%
  • Illustrator80%


Recommendations

James won the respect and admiration of his colleagues, subordinates and myself with his uplifting disposition, his exceptional leadership and his outstanding creative talent.

Barry Sandrew, Ph.D / Founder & CCO/CTO, Legend3D

He uses both sides of his brain and brings enthusiasm and focus to everything he works on. I highly recommend him.

Tom Sinnott / Chief Operating Officer, Legend3D

This level of artistic, leadership, and organizational capability will serve him well and will make him an asset to any venture he engages in.

Matt DeJohn / VP of Production, VRTÜL

He truly knows his craft and understands what it takes to get big blockbuster jobs done.

Tony Baldridge / Visual Effects Supervisor, Legend3D


Achievements

 
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2013 Silver Telly Award

Legend3D won this award for it's 3D work Coca-Cola Zero: Liquid Dreams. In collaboration with the Visual Effects Supervisor, as the Stereographer on the spot, James developed the stereoscopic art direction of the piece and determined how the seamless 30 second shot should look in 3D space. He lead a talented team to model and animate the environment with an extraordinary amount of depth and detail.
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2013 3D Technology Award

This award was granted to Legend3D for it's innovated visual effects pipeline (2D to 3D Conversion). Over the years James was instrumental in advancing the technology of the studio and pipeline. Notably he is an author on the patent multi-stage production pipeline system that the studio utilizes to deliver industry leading quality.
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2012 Gold Stevie Award

Legend3D won this award for its conversion technology. As a creative head in the studio, James continually worked to improve the workflow, techniques and tools used to create industry leading stereoscopic quality. Notably he developed a patented augmentation technique that achieved much more volume and depth when working on 2D animations. This breakthrough lead to the great success of The Little Mermaid 3D.
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United States Patent #9007365

Line depth augmentation system and method for conversion of 2D images to 3D images
Issued April 14, 2015
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United States Patent #20130266292

Multi-stage production pipeline system
Issued October 10, 2013
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United States Patent #20140146037

Line depth augmentation system and method for conversion of 2D images to 3D images
Issued May 29, 2014