Liam J. M. Wilson
Yorkshire born 'n bred
Based in Leeds
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
1st Class Hons Degree in Animation
A-Level Art and Design
I am Liam J. M. Wilson, I am a filmmaker, writer, director and visual effects artist.
Telling stories has been something I have had a keen interest in from a very young age, whether this be through making films, writing scripts and/or novels or drawing characters and scenes. I have been heavily influenced by many sci-fi and fantasy stories growing up, like Star Wars, Doctor Who and Harry Potter.
I have always been making my own short films using whatever budget equipment I could get my hands on. I played around with very amateur visual effects within Windows Movie Maker using plug-ins (including chroma-keying and image overlays) before progressing onto using the Adobe Creative Cloud to edit and make effects. Blending unreal elements in with live-action footage always fascinated me and was challenging yet immensely satisfying.
I got into animation mainly through Wallace and Gromit and The Simpsons. This unlocked a medium that allowed me to achieve anything without need for actors, sets or budget. This got me excited and caused my development with drawing to create 2D digital animations throughout school, and resulted in me going to Leeds Arts University to study Animation.
Through my time at University, I found myself not enjoying drawing as much as I thought I did, and waiting for a project that would let me experiment with live action again. When I finally did a live action project again in the second year, that fire was reignited. Since then, I have been very focused on live action while playing with visual effects for them too, with my final year consisting of only live action. My graduation film, 'The Utopia Trial' was the most ambitious project I had taken on to date, with the scale of production and visual effects necessary. This film is now available to watch here. I graduated from Leeds Arts University with a first class honours degree, and have since created another short film, 'Warlock', which is a fantasy action film releasing soon. I'm now working on my first fully CG short film, 'Welcome to Mars', alongside another live action short 'Dancing on the Doorstep'. Follow my insta for more updates on that.