James Worsley
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James Worsley

Film Director/Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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James Worsley

Film Director/Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I began my career as a motion graphic designer in the mid noughties. It was the catalyst that started my evolution into film making and directing. The family Handicam was often a creative outlet in my childhood, but I drifted to graphic design in the late 90s/early 00s because I’d always excelled in fine art at school. In the year 2000 I discovered After Effects. Initially it was a tool to make graphic design move, but I soon realised I can add photos, videos and music and manipulate them with graphics (SCAD USA 2000, Bournemouth Arts Institute UK 2004). Et voila, the journey began. I’m one half of directing duo Autobahn, directing commercials, documentaries and branded content for production companies internationally. We have worked with agencies such as WPP, M&C Saatchi, TBWA, Leo Burnett, Drum, Ogilvy and Publicis, and for many brands including Google, Puma, Dove and Casio, creating films in all corners of the world, and winning a few awards along the way. As a film director and motion designer, I’ve somehow managed to balance creative fulfilment with making a living and raising a family. I’m not unique in that sense, but I feel lucky and privileged to do what I do.
Projects
  • Showreel 2022
    Showreel 2022I was told I need one. This is my motion reel, but I also directed everything you see.
  • Tumi - Alpha Bravo (Feat Lando Norris)
    Tumi - Alpha Bravo (Feat Lando Norris)Direction.
  • The North Face - Vectiv
    The North Face - VectivDirection, motion design, animation.
  • Puma - We are the Arsenal
    Puma - We are the ArsenalDirection. This film marks the release of the Arsenal F.C. 2018/19 Kit (Home, Away and Third). In a moment of global division, football can connect people – suddenly we are wearing the same club Jersey, we have something in common, we’re together for the same club. London is arguably the most multicultural city in the world – 300+ languages are estimated to be spoken in its schools. With that in mind we created a campaign which showcases the diversity of the Arsenal fan base by simply using t
  • PANDEMIC
    PANDEMICThroughout this challenging, sad and unusual time, we are being forced to face some truths we constantly try to avoid. Death, purpose and responsibility were some of the things going through the minds of the friends that we spoke with around the world. During April we recorded these conversations, and while being on opposite sides of the world, we created this film using unused shots and personal footage. We confronted many of our own fears and although there isn’t a definitive answer, there we
  • Puma AW20
    Puma AW20Direction, motion design, animation.
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Projects credited in
  • Puma: We Are The Arsenal
    Puma: We Are The ArsenalA film to mark the triumphant release of the Arsenal F.C. 2018/19 Home Kit.
Work history
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    Motion Designerstormbrands
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Motion DesignerHowNow
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Directing
  • Motion Design
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Animation
  • Style Direction
Education
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    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    BA(Hons) Graphic DesignArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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    1st year approvedThe Savannah College of Art and Design
     - Savannah, United States
Awards
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    Best Social ImpactCraghoppers
    Craghoppers Film Prize for short doc 'Castells'
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    Best Documentary Short - GoldKinsale Shark Awards
    Gold for short doc 'Castells'
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