Visual Effects, 3D Modeling, Creature Design, Character Design, Animation, Rigging, Motion Graphics, 2D Digital Art, Graphic Design, Web Design, UI Design, Concept Art, Storyboard Art, Environment Design, Rotoscope, Digital Paint, Compositing, Texture Design, Producing, Cinematography, Lighting, Technical Direction, Editing, Directing, Color Correction
JK Studios is a small computer graphics and visual effects house based in leafy Surrey, run by James Kearsley.
With the exception of music videos, all of the work on on my reel and website (including the site itself) is created by me. I operate as a one-man studio and partner with other freelancers and studios for larger project requirements.
Over 9 years i’ve developed my work by taking a hands-on approach at every level – from concept, design, production and post production. To date i’ve worked on music videos, visual effects for TV programmes, commercials and short films, with some of the projects i’ve worked on appearing on BBC1/2, MTV, and Virgin.
My roles have involved 3D & VFX artist, CG generalist, motion graphics artist, editor, compositor, concept artist, illustrator, web-designer and flash animator. Recent projects include VFX for Big Barn Farm (CBeebies), 3D/Motion graphics for a Barclaycard production and 3D Animation for Subfocus’ music video ‘Rock it’. I love the creative diversity this brings and I like to get stuck in with creative processes as much as I can.
The work I produce covers a large general area of design & CG – my primary focus being 2D/3D computer generated graphics and visual effects.
I’m against the term ‘jack of all trades’, since it carries the stigma of ‘master of none’, which just isn’t true for many creatives – an artist needs to multitask.
With the exception of a short course at Escape Studios in London to learn Autodesk Maya, I am entirely self-taught and actively continue to learn in order to improve the standard of my work and further my abilities as a CG/VFX artist.
3Ds Max, Maya, ZBrush, After Effects, Fusion, Nuke, PF Track, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Boujou, V-Ray, Deep Paint 3D, AutoCAD, RealFlow
Big Barn Farm - BBC
Iglu & Hartley - Violent and Young - Partizan
Example - Me and Mandy - Partizan
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles promo