James Dailey is a software engineer come filmmaker.
James Dailey’s first real taste of the entertainment business was as an on air personality at a classic rock radio station. While working as a DJ, James leveraged all of the gadgets and gizmos in the studio to create entertaining ads. Through this experience he realized that technology was the key to enable artists and storytellers to do their best work. Riding high on this realization he left radio and became a software engineer specializing in digital video technologies.
Since then James has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment technology including Adobe, Microsoft and Avid. This engineering background has given him a unique perspective that has allowed him to leverage the power of technology to tell unique and compelling stories in new and interesting ways.
James’ passion for combining technology and storytelling has lead him to learn the art and craft of 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphic design. Using this knowledge he recently directed an ambitious live action short film featuring a computer generated main character.
He has also been experimenting with desktop motion capture to create computer animation that has a hand drawn and graphic quality. These techniques have allowed James to create an animated previsualization as part of the preproduction work for his latest project Tabitha, Witch of the Order.
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