About

March 9, 2016

Chris Birks • An Army of One

A visual effects artist, animator & designer of motion graphics. With a mighty 25 years industry experience there’s not much I’ve not been asked to put on screen. Having just finished 10 years as Creative Director at VTR North and before that working at Red Vision as a lead animator, winning a Bafta for the BBC’s Battlefield Britain, I bring the highest visual values to a variety of formats, including TV,  film and stage with big screen projection and concert visuals. Working closely with production companies, agency creatives and film makers I bring their ideas to life. I have designed titles and graphics for BBC, Channel 4, ITV
Well versed in CGI / VFX supervision from animatic/blockout/pre-vis to finished shot.
Using Maya / Cinema4D / X-Particles / After Effects
1996 – 2001 Senior Animator – 422 Manchester
2001 – 2004 Lead Animator – Red Vision
2004 – 2014 Creative Director – Vtr North
Notable Credits
• Set Fire to the Stars (Feature Film) – Mad as Birds Films – VFX/CGI & VFX Supervision
• PopSlam – CBBC – Title Design
• How To Be Epic @ Everything – CBBC – VFX
• Undiscovered by James Morrison (Music Promo) – Bikini Films – VFX/CGI & VFX Supervision
• Blossoms in the street by Wallis Bird (Music Promo) – VFX
• The Cosmos: A Beginners Guide – Screenhouse Productions for the Open University/BBC – VFX
• Tigers Attack – yap films for Discovery – CGI & VFX
• Strictly Confidential – Rollem Productions for ITV – Title Design, VFX & Compositing
• BattleField Britain – BBC – Lead Animator (Red Vision – Bafta Award for Visual Effects)
• We Built this City – C4 – Lead Animator
• Elegant Universe – WGBH/Nova – CGI/VFX
• Sheffield University “Dream Bigger Dreams” Cinema Ad – RTS Award for best Commercial – VFX