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I am outgoing. I love movies and filmmaking. I like to create visual effects for fun and for freelance work. I play the piano by ear, so I can play just about anything I hear. When I set my mind on something I stay with it until it is done. I take everything that comes my way, good and bad, as a learning experience and grow from there.

Profile Summary:
Visual Effects Artist San Antonio, TX
Non-linear Editing San Antonio, TX
3D Animation San Antonio, TX
Pianist San Antonio, TX
More About Me
Editing, visual effects, watching 'making-of' content, playing with and teaching my son, playing the piano, learning in general.
Work Experience:
Most previous job was Video Editor for a company called AirCheck News Taping. During my employment there I did everything from capturing and editing footage to keeping in touch with clients. I learned a lot about how a small business runs, and a lot about all aspects of video processing.

I now do freelance work as a VFX Artist/Editor. I have worked on, and continue to work on, a variety of video projects as well as projects dealing with still photos.
I received an Associate of Applied Science - with honors, in Radio/TV/Film in 2004 from San Antonio College.

I also got an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts in 1999 from Palo Alto College.
Organizations / Affilations:
None at this time.
James Howe is located in San Antonio, TX and has the following skills: Visual Effects Artist, Non-linear Editing, 3D Animation, Pianist
Music, Video
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My Skills

Visual Effects Artist

Category: Video
I have been working with Adobe After Effects for 1 year now. I know my way around the basics of the program, as well as some of the plug-ins.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I've not been formally trained, however at I have posted samples of the work I have done thus far using After Effects in the videos section.
Years Experience: 1

Non-linear Editing

Category: Video
I have been editing for over 4 years using Avid Xpress Pro, and Canopus Edius. I have edited short films, and various other videos which can also be found at in the videos section.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Associate of Applied Science in Radio/TV/Film - with honors. c/o 2004 San Antonio College. AirCheck News Taping - Video Editor 2004-2008 "The End?" Short Film San Antonio COllege "Tragic Love In The Blink of an Eye" Short Film - Independent work.
Years Experience: 4

3D Animation

Category: Video
I have a very basic understanding of 3D modeling and animation. I am familiar with Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, and Maya. I'm not yet proficient in any of them But I am learning all 3. I have been able to accomplish what I need from them for the VFX I have needed them for.
Relevant Education / Credentials
No formal education other than trial and error, and tutorials. Samples of that work can also be found at in the videos section.
Years Experience: 1


Category: Music
I have been able to play the piano by ear since age 8. I only play for fun, but recently put that ability to use by scoring my short film "Tragic Love In the Blink of An Eye". I composed 3 pieces of music for the short film. I can play almost anything I hear, with a bit of practice.
Relevant Education / Credentials
No formal training, just a natural ability. The short film "Tragic Love In the Blink of An Eye" can be found at my myspace page under videos.
Years Experience: 24