Liam J. M. Wilson
Yorkshire born n' bred
Based in Leeds
Filmmaking Instructor at Leeds Arts University
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, CG generalist and visual effects artist.
Currently I have released three short films, my graduation sci-fi film, 'The Utopia Trial', a fantasy-action film, 'Warlock', and most recently, 'Dancing on the Doorstep', a 1940's drama. 'Washed Up', my fourth short film, a CG stop-motion style animation, is coming out very soon.
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 up 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.
When I was very young, I would always be making art and films with whatever budget equipment I could get my hands on. I used to play around with very amateur visual effects within Windows Movie Maker before finding the Adobe Creative Suite during school. I found myself making many 2D animations using Adobe Flash and really loved blending unreal elements in with live-action footage. That was something that always fascinated me and was challenging yet immensely satisfying.
Through my time studying animation at University, I found myself further drawn towards live action again over 2D drawn animation. Since then, I have been very focused on creating live action stories incorporating many different uses of visual effects and CGI, with my final year consisting of only live action projects. My graduation film, 'The Utopia Trial' featured entirely CGI characters interacting with live action actors.
I graduated from Leeds Arts University with a first class honours degree, and my skills in storytelling and visual effects have continued to advance with the creation of further short films, 'Warlock', which is a fantasy action film and 'Dancing on the Doorstep'. I am currently working on a number of CGI projects, 'Welcome to Mars' being an incredibly exciting challenge which has turned into a longer term, backburner project now. I have just finished a micro short CGI animation called 'Washed Up' which has been entered into festivals and should be online sometime in the first half of 2024. You can watch the trailer here.