Framestore has welcomed James Rogers as VFX supervisor to the Los Angeles office where he will work with the growing integrated advertising department, as well as collaborating with the global team on long-form content.
James built his career in his native Australia as a flame artist. After freelancing around the world, he joined Square USA in Hawaii, working on notable projects that include the animated film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, an ambitious feature that brought the first animated photoreal humans to screen, and the critically acclaimed Animatrix omnibus.
In 2004, he returned to Australia where he co-owned Postmodern Sydney, focusing on feature films and commercials. Postmodern was subsequently acquired by Deluxe, and James helped to transition the company into Method Studios (part of Deluxe, Sydney), before relocating to Method’s Los Angeles office. While at Method, James worked on television and feature productions including Argo and The Wolverine, and spearheaded high profile commercials including Target’s tentpole holiday campaigns from 2015 to 2018. James also worked with brands such as Dell, Disney, KFC, Lexus, and Emirates. Throughout his career he earned a number of nominations and award wins, including an Emmy nomination, two nominations for the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Awards, and a win and nomination for the Australian Film Institute awards.
"Back when I was just a fresh faced VFX artist, I had a prized VHS showreel collection of work that inspired me. One of those was for Framestore," says James. "I have long regarded it as being one of the best, both in terms of quality of work and company culture. I am humbled to be able to contribute to such a well-rounded team, as well as excited to develop deep creative collaborations with our clients across all forms of media."
James Razzall, president, North America says, "James is exactly the world class talent that we love over here. His depth of experience across disciplines and collaborative nature make him a perfect fit. He is already hitting the ground running with a great project and I am excited for what his Framestore future holds."