James Pina is a veteran VFX artist currently working for Laika Studios (Coraline, The Boxtrolls). Their newest project, Kubo and the Two Strings is set for release in August of 2016. James specializes in rotoscoping and paint, an essential part of any VFX pipeline. He is also a founding member of a unique VFX company called, Boundary. The company works like an artistic cooperative where members who are in downtimes for their regular full-time gigs can make extra money by working together on Boundary projects. The studio has recently finished work on Charlie Kaufman’s Golden Globe nominated feature, Anomalisa. James talks to us about what a career in roto and paint entails along with describing the benefits and challenges of running a cooperative company like Boundary.

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