My Visual Effects Reel - James McPhail

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  04 April 2007
My Visual Effects Reel - James McPhail

Hello everyone,

I have finally finished my visual effects reel after a really great year at VFS. I really had a blast working on it and learned alot.

Thanks to everyone in 3D62 for making the year as fun as it was. I will never look at guitar hero the same way again

Any comments you have are very much appreciated



Reel download - 46Mb H.264

Last edited by JamesMcPhail : 04 April 2007 at 03:20 AM.
  04 April 2007
Thumbs up

awesome and congrats man, nice to see all that hard work and long nights payoff.

You know you want to play more guitar hero
  04 April 2007
You crazy Canadians...

Really insane work man! Everything was exceptional! Keep it up, and best of luck with the job hunt!
Sam Baker
  04 April 2007
the final cut has a great feel to it. i know its hard to let your baby go. but you'll blowing new stuff up in no time. knew you'd be the first to work as well. good luck and stay in touch.
  04 April 2007
Really good reel James.
  04 April 2007
Thanks alot for your comments guys.


Cheers man - I do want to play more guitar hero. I think I am now an addict


Thankyou. Though technically i'm not Canadian. I'm a displaced Kiwi living in Canada


Thanks man. It is hard calling something done and letting go. I am looking forward to blowing something new up


thanks i'm glad you liked it.

If anyone has any more comments/crits/questions please fire away.

  04 April 2007
That was phenomenal! I especially loved the breakdowns and the little clip during the credits.
  04 April 2007
Love your peice, James. Effects are awsome and they are beautifully integrated. Anxious to see your future work.

Good luck.
  04 April 2007


You've probably heard it enough this year, but heres one last go from me.
Awesome integrations and collaborations! You WILL go far in this industry. I can feels it!!

Solid work as usual man! we can never have enough space debris obliterating our comfortable cubic dwelling structures, can we?
  04 April 2007
@ Pixology2 - Cheers, The spider bit at the end is one of the assignments you do in the VFX course at VFS. Its a lot of fun and everyone interprets it differently. To me it had to be lightning to the brain

@ Trident19 - Thanks Samer you really need to get your reel online soon

@ Buscard - Cheers Cliff. We certainly can never have enough debris smashing buildings Lets see your reel online too :P

  04 April 2007
congrats james! excited to work next to u in scholarship!
  04 April 2007
dude!l you are the man! thanks again for all the help with my stuff. your reel looks tight. congrads on the job!

  04 April 2007
Wish you the best in the future

Hey james, nice to see your stuff on CGtalk man.. After all that work, you must be enjoying this break haha.. just keep working like a biotch, become stubbornly persistant, and see everything in a optimistic ignorant way, and youll enter the world of success. Good luck man wish you the best!

VFX Artist + Web Developer
  04 April 2007
Nice job James.. Looks awesome man! Gratz on the job as well. Lookin forward to workin with you in scholarship!! Thx for saving my ass on multiple occasions this year your a good friend.
  04 April 2007
good job james,
reminds me of the "armageddon" opening sequence
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