Colin James
Colin James
Head of Lighting Dept. & CG Supervisor - Blur Studio
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

I consider myself lucky to have known exactly what I've wanted to do professionally since I was 13 years old. I saw a behind-the-scenes special about the making of Jurassic Park right before the movie was about to come out and that was that. I was hooked. I am honored and fortunate to work among such brilliant and talented people every day.

I have very strong problem solving abilities and consider myself quite resourceful. I am a self-starter and quick learner with solid client relation and listening skills. I utilize my programming ability to communicate with Technical Directors to help develop tools to get even the most challenging jobs done.

Started my career in the design & motion graphics world and have since transitioned to photo-real, fully CG cinematics and film visual effects. I am a proficient 3D generalist with a very strong lighting & compositing skill set.

I've grown into being a team leader. Mentoring artists, and working with production and executive teams to shape a lighting department that brings the best out of artists and helps them grow into future leaders themselves.

I've been at Blur for over 14 years, and CG Supervising for 6. Within the last year I've accepted the role as Head of Lighting & Scene Assembly Department.

A detailed breakdown of my skills and professional history is available in my resume below.

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Skills

CG SupervisionLightingCompositingBiddingPlanningColor GradingColor ManagementProject ManagementPython ScriptingFUIMotion Graphics

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
After Effects
After Effects
Houdini
Houdini
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
Python
Python
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
USD
USD