Things About me

I'm James Beardsell a Visual Efffects Artist and a 3D generalist primarily based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.


I studied at Leeds Arts University on an animation course achieving an Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) degree. I've create a wide range of visual effects from explosions to storm elements and particle simulations along with crowd simulations to. As a generalist I can also rig, texture, model, use XGen in Autodesk Maya, and I've dabbled in background animation. I have  worked on a kids TV show as an FX TD where I create tornadoes, lightning, hologram, and liquid effects/simulations, as well as helping out with fixing rigs, textures and any technical issues within Autodesk Maya. 

I've also worked on another project where I created Motion Graphics demonstrating how a satellite would be deployed into outer spaced using a rocket. 


When I'm not working I enjoy doing a wide variety of activities including skydiving, skiing and playing video games while sometimes streaming.