NAME: James Roberts
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
Union is an independent VFX company founded on a culture of originality, innovation and collaboration.
WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
Overseeing the VFX for feature films from concept to delivery. This includes concept development, on-set photography and supervision of artists.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
I sometimes get to be an actor.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Working with creative artists both on set and in the studio to develop original artwork.
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Professional dog walker
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROFESSION?
My mother was an artist and my father was a computer programmer… I didn’t have many other options.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS?
T2 Trainspotting and My Cousin Rachel.
WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
’71 and The Theory of Everything.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
Headphones, Side Effects Houdini and light bulbs.
WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS DO YOU FOLLOW?
Instagram — I’m @jjjjjjames
DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK?
Yes…… anything and everything.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO DE-STRESS FROM IT ALL?
I spend time away from work with nice people.