Framestore has added VFX supervisor James Rogers to its L.A. office where he will work with the integrated advertising department as well as collaborate with the global team on long-form content.
Rogers 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 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, an ambitious feature that brought the animated photoreal humans to screen, as well as 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 Rogers helped to transition the company into Method Studios (part of Deluxe, Sydney), before relocating to Method’s Los Angeles office. While at Method, Rogers 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. Rogers 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,” said Rogers. "I have long regarded it as being one of the best, both in terms of quality of work and company culture.”