James K. 3D Animator, Animator, Motion Graphic Designer.
James is a multi-disciplined digital artist & animator with over 16+ years experience, who thrives on creativity. His skills include 2D & 3D Animation, motion graphics, CGI and VFX production. Throughout his professional career James has been lucky enough to work across a variety of industries including TV, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Commercial/Advertising and Social/Digital marketing. He has produced creative content for end-clients such as BBC3, Red Bull, Oculus, Renault, Shell, Barclays, Garmin, Sega, BAE, Eurosport, HP, Burn & Codemasters.
James brings an eclectic mix of inter-related digital skills to a project, including but not limited to 2D animation & motion graphics, 3D modelling, texturing, rigging, 3D animation, lighting, rendering & end-to-end CGI production. He can provide a full VFX workflow from 3D CGI, Tracking, Fur, Particle FX, Fluids – and of course compositing and offline/online editing.
His software of choice is 3DS Max, Vray, After Effects, Realflow, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Away from work, James has a rather musical ear, having played guitar for 24 years (indie, rock & metal) and he loves Formula 1, drumming and video games.
3DS Max / Vray / AFX / Realflow / PS / IL
2D Animation, 3D Animation, MGFX, CGI & VFX production
40 sec viral VFX advert for pensions with talking dogs. Third City for web/social. (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / Full VFX production – 3D modeling, 3D animation, Compositing).
40 sec 2D animated social promo for their eco-marathon motorsport event. (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop / 2D asset creation, motion graphics, animation, editing).
3:50 Min CGI video intended for Renault’s internal staff, detailing the processes of handing over a new car to its owner. MadCatMedia for Renault (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Photoshop / 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Editing).
14 sec TVC ident for Sony Turbo TV channel, involving liquid metal CGI. Artillery Design for TV. (3DS Max/Vray, Realflow, After Effects / 3D animation, Fluid
Dynamics, Lighting, Rendering).
3:22 sec internal brand promo for BAE Systems staff. Mocha Productions. (After Effects, Illustrator / Motion Graphics).
8 X 5 min digital videos to highlight the use and functions of their mobile banking app. Barclays for online/Youtube. (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop).
2 x 60 sec live action influencer videos with VFX of talking babies, offering advice to new parents on the best way to sooth their babies. 90Seconds for Unilever UK. (3DS Max, After Effects / 3D Animation, Tracking, VFX).
22 sec 3D animated video to encourage visitors at Silverstone’s Speedmachine event to test drive the Renault RS 280. MadCatMedia for Renault. (3Ds Max/Vray, After Effects / 3D Modelling, Animation, Editing).
3 x 2 min store cel-shaded 3D animated promos showcasing Garmin Satnavs. (3DS Max, After Effects, Illustrator / 3D Animation, Texturing, lighting, rendering, editing).
44 Sec CGI promo & digital print posters for cycling-oriented clothing and equipment. (3DS Max, After Effects, Illustrator / Character design, 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Texturing, lighting, rendering, editing).
30 sec TVC for the 2015 Australian open. Eurosport for TV. (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Realflow / Full VFX, CGI & 3D animation production, fluid dynamics/particle FX and offline edit).
30 Sec 3D animated TVC for new CD release. Mocha for TV. (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / 3D Animation, FX, Editing).
30 Sec TVC for juice drink involving a talking kangaroo. Creative Nation/Tapestry (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Compositing, Editing).
2 x 10 Sec CGI TVC involving liquid CGI FX. Mainframe for Virgin 1 channel. (3DS Max, Realflow, After Effects / 3D Animation, Fluid Dynamics, Lighting, Rendering).
1 x 30 Sec 3D animated TVC advertising Swale Heating’s boiler systems. (3DS Max, After Effects / 3D Animation).
2 Min web/social CGI promo using vehicles as a metaphor for HP’s
performance tape storage libraries. Pole to Pole for web/social (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Photoshop / Full CGI production including 3D Modelling, Animation, FX, compositing and edit.)
‘BURN YARD’ 2:35 Min Live action/VFX promo played at the Lotus F1’s sponsors end-of-season party in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vision Nine for live event screening & web/social (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Photoshop / Full VFX production including 3D Modelling, Rigging, Texturing, Animation, FX, compositing and edit.)
Virtual Reality experience using narrative storytelling, split into 4 parts. A VR crime thriller series taking place through the eyes of the protagonist, A police dispatcher. Here Be Dragons for Oculus/VR. (3DS Max, Unity3D, Photoshop, Illustrator / 3D Modelling, 3D Animation & Simulation)
Virtual Reality experience showcasing their new E195-E2 Jet, the ‘Profit Hunter’, including full 3D modeling of cockpit and cabins. For Embraer (3DS Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity3D).
AAA Video Game sequel, in which I was responsible for in-game particle FX, VFX such as smoke, fire, sparks, rain, etc. People Can Fly/Epic Games (3DS Max, Unreal Engine/UDK, Photoshop).
Multiple satellite-style motion graphics level introductions. Surface Digital/Codemasters. (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / Motion Graphics).
In-game particle FX and VFX for this racing game using Sumo Digital’s proprietary editor. Sumo Digital/Sega. (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / Real-time FX).
7:30 min 2D animated educational medical video on cancer immunotherapy treatment. MadCatMedia/Nature Publishing (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / 2D animation, Editing)
5:50 min 2D animated educational medical video on leukemia treatment. MadCatMedia/Nature Publishing (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / 2D animation, Editing)
5:44 min 2D animated educational medical video on Warfarin Drug treatment. MadCatMedia/Nature Publishing (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / 2D animation, Editing)
13 X 28 min childrens live-action educational - comedy series including ‘Olivia’ the floating robot orb sidekick. Platform Post Production for CBBC (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / Character design, 3D Modelling, 3D animation)
5 X 13 min live-action childrens entertainment series involving talking animal VFX. The Foundation for CBeebies (3DS Max, After Effects / 3D animation, Compositing)
3 X 6 min live-action adult comedy series following the exploits of talking cats and dogs on a London estate. Big Deal Films for BBC3 (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / Full VFX production inc. 3D Modelling, tracking, 3D animation & compositing)
Music video incorporating extensive optical illusions using VFX. Director Abbie Stephens for Partizan. (After Effects / Rotoscoping, Compositing, Editing)
2D & 3D Anime/Manga styled dystopian music video. Director Henry Scholfield for Partizan. (3DS Max, After Effects, Photoshop / 3D Modelling, Rigging, 3D Animation, Particle FX, Compositing)
3D Animated robot/sci-fi music video for Reelworks. (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Photoshop / 3D Modelling, Texturing, Rigging, 3D Animation)
3D Animated ‘obelisk’ and ‘slitscan’ sequences for psychedelic music video. (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects, Photoshop / 3D Modelling, Texturing, Rigging, 3D Animation)
2 X 150 secs topical tongue-in-cheek news trailer to pitch for TV series on Red Bull TV. Telegraph Hill (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator / 2D animation, motion graphics, editing)
Short film involving production of title sequence and Robotic VFX sequence. Holse Productons (3DS Max/Vray, After Effects / VFx production; Character Design, 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Lighting, Compositing).
James K.'s Software Skills
Soho Editors played a massive role in the success of Channel Five's recent postproduction build project.
Soho Editors always provide us with high-calibre, enthusiastic graphic designers - often at extremely short notice.
Ever since I signed for Soho Editors 3 years ago I’ve had nothing but positive things to say about them, from the quality of work that they get me to how the whole team are as people. The team really take care of you, and although it’s a massive agency they really have a personal touch and make you feel comfortable with every aspect of what each job entails.
You also really believe that they care about you individually, I remember telling Emma that I loved Football and the next week she’d got me on a Nike football film which I was buzzing about. I think it’s those personal touches that really make them the best.
I can’t recommend them enough. I hope I’m with them for many years to come.
We’ve been using Soho Editors for a while now, and the change-over to remote work was seamless, very helpful agency and amazing talent, I can only recommend.
We’ve been using Soho Editors for a number of years. Throughout this time, they have always provided excellent talent. Since going remote, they continue to assist us, even at very short notice. Such a friendly and accommodating team!
I became aware of Soho Editors in 2005 when I got my start in Production. They were a favourite then but now in 2020 and especially in these tough times, they have become an industry staple. They seek out to find the best Remote Editors for my briefs. It's always worth getting in touch. With an impressive rosta of veterans and new talent, I’ve never been disappointed.