Mike James

I create visual effects and music for film and TV projects.
I recently graduated with a first from Edge Hill University where I studied Film and TV Production.

jimllpaintit:

National Geographic asked me to summarise the 1990s in one image. This is what I came up with.This is doubly relevant as I’m off to reach for the lasers myself at the wonderful Boomtown festival for a few days. I’m not bringing a copy of Paint with me I’m afraid but I’ll see you all when I get back. Bye!

jimllpaintit:

National Geographic asked me to summarise the 1990s in one image. This is what I came up with.

This is doubly relevant as I’m off to reach for the lasers myself at the wonderful Boomtown festival for a few days. I’m not bringing a copy of Paint with me I’m afraid but I’ll see you all when I get back. Bye!

Made myself a new desktop background

I think this is as christmassy as I’ll be this year. And fake snow in After Effects will probably be the most I’ll see as well.

I think this is as christmassy as I’ll be this year. And fake snow in After Effects will probably be the most I’ll see as well.

Just remembered that this time last year I was a location marshal during night shoots in Liverpool, at the Pier Head. Coldest few nights of my life.

I think about 99% of my day is spent waiting for After Effects to stop “not responding”.

I’m looking at learning Houdini… brb.

Found an old video on my computer of when I fixed sandpaper on top of the platters of a dead hard drive and put a metal bar across it… sparks!

Looking at it now, it was stupidly dangerous but I’d love to do it again with a decent camera and get some real spark elements for VFX

Ahhh