James Hughes

Statement

James Hughes is aspiring to work in animated / CG television and feature-length films as a character modeller and texture artist, a graduate from Bristol school of animation. James specialises in 3D modelling, texturing and understanding the complete pipeline, experienced with all stages of creating a final film from his graduation film ‘Burning Roots’. He has an understanding of a variety of programs, including Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter and the Adobe Suite. He is a hardworking, ambitious, motivated team member and strives to do the very best.

Achievements & Experience

BA(Hons) Animation, First Class, University of the West of England (2017-2020)

Zubr.co Internship - 3D generalist
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
Worked as part of a team as a 3D generalist on a variety of live projects, ranging from modelling and animating prehistoric animals for a VR headset experience at the Eden Project to building assets to go into a private MOD project.

DreamWorks TV Producer work shadowing.
Mar 2019

BBC SHARPSHOTZ
Apr 2018 – Jun 2018
I spent three months in 2018 working alongside the BBC on their SharpShotz campaign, helping school children create an educational film from their imaginations on current and relevant issues.

UWE Dean's List. 2017 - 2020

Captain of the Canoe Society
Nov 2019 – Apr 2020
Responsible for the team and the training.

Vice President of the Canoe Society
Nov 2018 – May 2019
He aided the running of the University's Canoe Society, arranging multiple trips throughout the year and weekly pool sessions.

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

Graduation Showreel

Burning Roots - Graduation Film

Director and 3D generalist for graduation film, 'Burning Roots' a 3-minute short animation about two bears struggling to survive a forest fire. I led a team of 15 people to produce this cinematic short. Set and characters above created by myself, with help on the fur by Chris Pahle.

Collaborators: Chris Pahle (Producer and 3D generalist)

Burning Roots - Graduation Film

Director and 3D generalist for graduation film, 'Burning Roots' a 3-minute short animation about two bears struggling to survive a forest fire. Leading a team of 15 people to produce this cinematic short.

Collaborators: Chris Pahle (Producer and 3D generalist)

Sea of Space

A personal project alongside my graduation film. The goal of this project was to develop my realism skills and create a face from 3D scan data that I created myself, then polish and retopologies so that I could add animation as well.

Shao Nian - Character model

Stylised character side project. Complete sculpt, model, textures and rig from concept to model.

The Dumpling

A short film idea pitch. My work consisted of both characters from concept to models, retopologised and rigged. Asset creation, set design and poster design.