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Visual Effects Supervisor,
James Rowell

I've worked in Computer Graphics since the early days; as a software-engineer, character-TD, lighter, FX-artist, compositor and supervisor. I have hundreds of successful projects under my belt. Involve me in your project and I'll know you'll be happy that you did.

Send me to one of your shoots as VFX Supervisor. I guarantee a great experience for your clients, the agency, the production company, and of course you. I'll ensure that everyone ends up happy and gets what they need 'on the day'. My list of repeat clients speaks for itself in this regard.

Bring me in as an Artist and/or Supervisor for post-production. I'm a master compositor and lighter, but beyond that, I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with other team members.

Please reach out to me and let's start a conversation about your needs!

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Services

What

On-Set VFX Sup
Valuable on-set VFX support. Supporting key-creatives. Realizing your vision. Problem solving. Keeping within scope. Gathering data & reference. Comprehensive reporting.
In-Studio VFX Sup
Planning and guiding the project. Collaborating with key-creatives. Reviewing. Art Direction. Hitting schedules. Problem solving. Communicating. Wrangling. Working on-the-box.
Master Compositor
Melding a keen artist's eye with in-depth technical prowess. Tackling difficult shots. Delivering beautiful images. Nuke!
Lighting & Effects
Digital Gaffer & look-dev. Live action integration. Creating something NEW. Digital Film-making. Attending to details.
Artist Mentor
Supercharging less senior artists with a unique appreciation for the fundamentals of our craft.
Virtual Reality
Bringing extensive experience with VR projects to bear. What to do and what not to do.
Math Consultation
Sometimes you need help with the math! EVERY aspect of our craft boils down to math and code. I love it - I can help.
Virtual Production
Providing help with newly emerging techniques for shooting on-set with real-time parallax backgrounds.
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Clients

Who

The Mill NY
Working as on-set VFX-sup for over a dozen shoots since 2017. Recently the 2021 Super Bowl Ad "Last Year's Lemons", also Voya, Nissan and Estrella Jalisco's "The Toast" in Mexico.
Groove Jones
Supervised at least a hundred projects and dozens of teams for Dale Carman, the key-creative and founder of Groove Jones and Reel FX. Mentored dozens of artists over the past decade.
Ingenuity
On-set VFX-Sup in Dallas TX for season three of "Queen of the South".
CUT
Charlie-Uniform-Tango's on-set VFX-Sup for American Airlines 2019 passenger safety video.
Good Company
On-set VFX-Sup for Denny's "Breakfast Forever". Mere months pre-pandemic - unfortunately never aired.
CoSA VFX
Worked alongside David Beedon assisting as on-set VFX-Sup for the Pilot of "The Gifted" which was directed by Bryan Singer.
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FOUNDATION

About

I'm James Rowell, providing you with a lifetime of experience in visual-effects production. It has been, and continues to be, a fascinating journey.

I love film - it's the greatest art form and I consider myself first and foremost a film-maker. This feeling animates all my actions in pursuing my craft.

I thrive on team-work and the synergy of creative minds at play, whether it be in the studio, or on-set, with fellow artists and crew-members or collaborating with clients.

I have had the pleasure of working with the finest talent in the industry and can easily fit in with any team, and relish my time working alongside everyone involved at all levels of a production.
As a VFX Supervisor I'm dedicated to achieving the creative vision of you, your clients and the creative team. I will put my entire effort into supporting that vision and helping you to do it within-budget and within scope.

I'm comfortable wearing all the hats needed either on-set, or in the studio. Every project we tackle has at least SOME elements of "How are we going to do that?" Having been in the business for over 30 years, I'm comfortable facing that question at the drop of a hat. Clients sense that comfort, which brings as ease to a production.

There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing happy clients who want to come back to work together again, and I've been lucky enough to have enjoyed this experience time and time again.

I hope we get the chance to work together on your next project!

James Rowell


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REELS

Video

Please check back soon for an up-to-date Demo Reel, but in the meantime here are some older reels of mine, created for "Orange Imagination & Concepts" which was an earlier incarnation of "Alpha Eleven Incorporated."
2011-2021 · Demo Reel - Coming soon!
1996-2005 · Film FX Reel
2005-2010 · Commercial FX Reel
2007-2008 · Arch Viz Reel


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Contact

Where

I am located in Dallas TX, which is the American Airlines hub, thus it's easy for me to travel to any location.


Please drop me a quick note and I'll be sure to contact you back as soon as possible so that we can discuss your needs, and how I might be able to help.


Thanks so much for your time!