A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and practitioner in Visual Effects, Postproduction, Animation and Film related courses. Jason has been a Course Leader in Visual Effects and associated subjects for over 2 decades. Before joining Flinders, he spent 2019 working as an Associate Professor in Visual Effects at XJTLU in Suzhou, China, helping to set up a new State of the Art Film School. He is currently an honorary Associate Professor in Visual Effects at the University of Liverpool in the UK.
Originally graduated with a degree in Animation, Jason was a 3D stop frame and 2D animator before he developed a career in Postproduction, becoming a technical advisor for the Animation Industry in the South West of England and Wales. Jason has been an animator and compositor for children’s television series and an external consultant for animation training in the UK. After a return to Post Graduate Study, Jason became a lecturer in Computer Animation and Digital Video Design, and it is here he developed courses centered around postproduction and Motion Design. Jason previously ran undergraduate and postgraduate award-winning degrees in Visual Effects at the University of South Wales in the UK which are accredited by Screen Skills (Skillset).
Graduates from his courses have been head hunted by the industry and gone on to work for major Visual Effects studios around the world with students currently working in Vancouver, Montreal, London, Cardiff, and Adelaide. Graduate Students Credits include Avengers End Game, The Jungle Book, Harry Potter, Inception, Captain America, The Lion King and Wonder Woman as well as many domestic shows from Bait Studio, Double Negative and Milk Visual Effects.
Jason is a regular guest speaker at Visual Effects education events and has presented at the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Createch in Mumbai, Screen Alliance Wales education events, UCAS and Skillset network events. Jason is an accomplished Film Editor with IMDB credits. Throughout his teaching he has been involved in numerous collaborative projects such as 'Combat Medics' for Sky and ‘The Machine’ for Red & Black films. Jason’s technical expertise is in editing, compositing, and 3D animation software, although he has a working knowledge of all areas of Visual Effects and Film Production.