James studied Film at art school in Kent before completing an MA at The Duncan of Jordanstone School of Electronic Imaging in Dundee. He spent ten years working as a Flame artist and VFX Supervisor before setting up his own company with Mike Skrgatic in 2008.
Time Based Arts has grown to be considered one of the most creative VFX companies in London. Its success has been based on its independence and desire to work with the best makers in the industry.
James and Mike have collected awards for their work in VFX and more recently as directors. In 2018 they were named in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase. With the addition of grading, Time Based Arts has become more involved with long form TV and feature work. James and Mike acted as associate producers on the documentary feature McQueen which received two BAFTA nominations in 2019. Their love of a good project whatever the format continues to lead them in new directions and ways of working.