Jan 25

The following shows my showreel for this year. All work shown I had some contribution in, mostly 3D and compositing work in varying degrees from shot to shot. If you would like a shot breakdown, please contact me.

I currently work at Squint Opera Ltd, which is where most of this work is from. The model aircraft modelling in the middle was done when I worked at Weta Digital.


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May 10

Research and Portfolio site of James Shaw



I am currently working for Squint Opera Ltd in London as an associate director/ senior 3D artist. This involves visualization (stills) and film work. The primary focus is Architectural work, although we have done many other forms of visual representation work from adverts to websites. To get an idea visit www.squintopera.com


Before heading to the UK and Squint I worked at Weta Digital, New Zealand as a 3D modeller on the airplanes team. This involved NURBS modelling of airplanes in preperation for film and manufacturing (CADCAM) purposes. We used Alias Studio and Solidworks mainly.

Previous to this I worked as a lecturer in Digital design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. I lectured in several courses in 3D modelling, animation, rendering, web design, game design, design programming and graphics. These courses have now flourished into a Digital Design degree at Victoria, after which I joined Weta. During this time I did much digital freelance work on the side.

Before this I was an Architectural Designer for Architecture +, Wellington, New Zealand (2002-2003), a practice with a diverse portfolio of high quality residential and commercial work. Also employed by Sphera Optical Networks, New York, as a Marketing Designer including graphic content and website design and employed for a multitude of freelance Digital Design work including visualisation work for ArcImages and Tasman Studios, Wellington.

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