CONTACT

paul@chameleonpictures.net


Paul has over 19 years experience creating visual effects for film, TV and TV commercials. He has worked in the UK, US and New Zealand as a matte painter, texture painter and concept artist on projects ranging from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to Sin City, The Chronicles of Narnia, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Paul began his career as a freelance airbrush illustrator repped by London based Folio Artists Agents, creating science fiction, fantasy and horror book and magazine covers and artwork primarily for the UK publishing and computer games industry. With a lifelong desire to work creating feature film visual effects, he returned to university to complete a Masters Degree in Computer Animation, subsequently landing his first industry job at a modeller and texture painter at Framestore on the BBC TV series Walking with Beasts and then moving to New Zealand to work at Weta Digital.

Paul has also worked as a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University, given talks about his work at schools and colleges, and was an industry mentor for teams competing in the UK's BFX Festival Competition, hosted by Bournemouth University's National Centre for Computer Animation.

In 2011 Paul directed the WW2 horror feature film The Devil's Rock, featuring special makeup effects makeup by 5 times Oscar winning Weta Workshop.  His short films Night of the Hell Hamsters, Eel Girl and The Naughty List have played at over 100 film festivals worldwide, and continue to be in-demand on the festival circuit.  He is currently in post-production on his fourth short film Back In Business, starring Olivier Award winning actor Matthew Kelly.

Paul is now based in Auckland, New Zealand, working both locally and remotely for clients worldwide.


The Lord of the Rings (tv)           On-set VFX reference photographer
2020Weta Digital
Carlton - Temple of Dry (tvc)
Concept Artist        
2020    Blockhead VFX
A Christmas Carol (tv)
Matte Painter
2019Framestore
The Calf (short)
Visual Effects Supervisor
2019Grifter Films
Westpac - Baker of Beruit (tvc)
Matte Painter   
2019   Blockhead
Catherine The Great (tv)
Visual Effects Concept Artist
2019Outpost
Await Further Instructions
Concept Artist
2018Shudder Films
PylonVisual Effects Supervisor
2017Zero Days Films
The Naughty List (short)Visual Effects Supervisor
2017CPL
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey   
Matte Painter
2016One of Us
Channel 4 Idents / Jonathan Glazer    
3D Layout Artist/Texture Painter2016One of Us
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Matte Painter
2016Cinesite
Independence Day: Resurgence    
Matte Painter
2016Cinesite
Captain America: Civil War            
Matte Painter
2016Cinesite
The Nice Guys    
Matte Painter
2016Lipsync Post
DetourVFX Concept Artist
2016Lipsync Post
WarwolfConcept Artist    
2015Amber Films
Olympus (tv)
Matte Painter
2015Lipsync Post
Legend            Matte Painter
2015Nviz
Kingsman: The Secret Service    
Matte Painter
2015Nviz
Halo: Nightfall (tv)
Matte Painter
2015Nviz
Pride    Matte Painter
2014Nviz
Our Robot Overlords    
Matte Painter    
2014    Nviz
Hugo    Matte Painter
2011   Pixomondo
Phones 4U / Ghost in Shop (tvc)
Compositor2011Bare Films
The Devil's Rock    
Matte Painter / Concept Artist    
2011Ohu FX
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
VFX Concept Artist
2010MPC
Clash of the Titans
VFX Concept Artist
2010MPC
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
VFX Concept Artist
2010MPC
Dorian Gray
VFX Concept Artist
2009MPC
The Hessen Conspiracy
Matte Painter
2009MP UK
Disney Ident
Matte Painter
2008Weta Digital
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Texture Painter
2008Weta Digital
Travelers Insurance / Sharks (tvc)
Texture Painter
2008Weta Digital
The Water Horse    Texture Painter
2008Weta Digital
Stanley Tools / Alien Tripod Torch (tvc)
Texture Painter
2008Weta Digital
30 Days of Night
Texture Painter
2007Weta Digital
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Texture Painter
2007Weta Digital
Night at the Museum
Texture  Painter
2006Weta Digital
EragonTexture Painter/Matte Painter  
2006Weta Digital
SOCOM: US Navy SEALS Combined Assault   Cinematics Texture Painter    
2006Sony
Killzone: Liberation
Cinematics Texture Painter
2006Sony
Night of the Hell Hamsters
Compositor2006CPL
The Da Vinci Code    
Previs Artist
2006MPC
X-Men: The Last Stand    
Concept Artist
2006Weta Digital
Sin City
Matte Painter
2005The Orphanage
ConstantineMatte Painter
2005Tippett Studio
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King    
Lead Texture Painter
2003Weta Digital
The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers
Texture Painter/Matte Painter
2002Weta Digital
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Texture Painter
2001Weta Digital
The Ballad of Big Al (tv)
Modeller/Texture Painter
2000Framestore