Jonathan is the Programme Leader of VFX at Escape Studios. He is both a 3D and 2D artist and has worked in VFX for over 10 years. He's had every role in Nuke from working in stereo, to prep, to comp, to comp supervisor and has also worked as 3D artist. He's worked in higher education for 15 years and his VFX skills have taken him to Hengdian, China one of the largest film studios in the world, as a Comp Supervisor.
His filmography includes: Prometheus, Dredd, Star Wars, Immortals, Frankenweenie, the finale of the Harry Potter series, Men in Black 3, Dark Shadows, Narnia, as well as working in advertising. Amongst the impressive list of films, Jonathan is a strong all rounder and generalist and can Model, Sculpt, Texture, Light, Rig, Animate, Render, Prep and then Comp.
Jon likes to work fast and his favourite weapon of choice is Zbrush for hard surface modelling, however the whole VFX pipeline is stored neatly in his brain. Jonathan is Program Leader of the VFX on our UG courses and lecturers in the 3rd year.
In 2002 Jonathan also won awards for Illustration from Communication Arts and American Illustration.