James Francis

James Francis

Motion Graphics Designer & DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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James Francis

James Francis

Motion Graphics Designer & DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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James Francis is a London UK based director and motion graphics artist. With a portfolio of work detailing countless collaborations between film makers, programmers, musicians, lighting designers and choreographers, James' work spans a variety of disciplines. His recent focus has been creating inventive content whilst working in partnership with both theatre and music tour directors. He is privileged to have worked with numerous bands, brands and agencies including Nike, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Wella, U2, Footlocker, HP and Saatchi & Saatchi.
  • Tame Impala Music Promo
    Tame Impala Music PromoDirector, Weirdcore approached me to assist in designing and the latest Tame Impala music video 'Cause I'm a Man'. The brief was to take the audience on a nostalgic journey through the eyes of a torn man. We designed and developed stylised surreal and abstract cg scenes which evoked feelings of positivity and negativity to reflect the mans emotive state. Produced by the wonderful Margo Mars.
  • The Ramona Flowers Music Promo
    The Ramona Flowers Music PromoStart to Rust is a promo that explores uncontrollable separation. It features two main cast members moving ever further apart by the act of falling infinitely through space. I cast trained gymnasts to perform various acrobatic movements on trampolines. These were captured using high speed cameras. As we journey through the narrative we pass through stylised worlds. Lead vocalist Steve also features and is set in dramatic light.
  • Nike Kiss My Airs
    Nike Kiss My AirsUnit 9 approached me to art direct their Nike Air Max day take over of the Pompidou centre Paris. The facade of the building became a canvas to support a gif packed projection mapped piece showcasing the origins of the trainer. The content built to reveal the all new Vapor Max shoe.
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Work history
    Motion Graphics DesignerMultiple
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Art DirectorUNIT9
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Art Director, Editor & Motion graphics designer for Nike campaign.
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Octane Render
  • Cinema 4D
  • After Efects
  • Adobe