James Carson is a CG Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He is currently working on the sequel to SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
Carson began his career at Imageworks in 2015 as a lighting technical director and was quickly promoted to lighting lead. His Imageworks film credits include: the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, MULAN, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, MEG, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
Prior to Imageworks, Carson held various roles at Image Engine, Scanline, MPC, Zoic, Prime Focus and Double Negative.
James is originally from Belfast, Ireland. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Games Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Name your three favorite movies:
BATMAN BEGINS, THE TRUMAN SHOW, and ARRIVAL
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
The work and recognition that went into SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
Initially, I wanted to work in games, but came into movies through opportunity. I have enjoyed it ever since for its variety in people, skills and challenges. And the fact that our work results in something everyone can enjoy.