This interview rocked. Gear heads and artists need to listen. We also mention Logans Run. So that is worth the download alone.
After working as a professional artist in the early 1980's, James
finally received formal training at the prestigious Ringling School of
Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. In 1998, he graduated with honors with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation; a field that focused
mainly on the understanding and discipline of master drawing and
painting skills. His senior thesis entitled 'Jataka' took home the Gold
Oscar in the category of Best Student Computer Animation in 1998 from
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After he graduated he
then returned to his love of painting utilizing his new skills and
knowledge to create his ongoing style of works.