LOS ANGELES — Framestore’s LA office (www.framestore.com) recently welcomed VFX supervisor James Rogers, who will work with the company’s growing 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, where he worked on a number of notable projects, including the animated film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. 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.
“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,” says Rogers. “I have long regarded it as being one of the best, both in terms of quality of work and company culture. I am humbled to be able to contribute to such a well-rounded team, as well as excited to develop deep creative collaborations with our clients across all forms of media.”
“James is exactly the world class talent that we love over here,” says James Razzall, president, Framestore North America. “His depth of experience across disciplines and collaborative nature make him a perfect fit. He is already hitting the ground running with a great project and I am excited for what his Framestore future holds.”