About Jim

Jim is an illustrator for film and television, specialising in storyboards, key frames, concept visuals and animatics. With over

25 years experience in the film industry and more than 35 films to his name, he is one of the most sought after storyboard artists

in the UK today.

Jim has drawn panels for many international award winning productions and is comfortable working alongside Directors, Designers, VFX Companies and Supervisors, Stunt Co-ordinators and 2nd Unit Directors. He is able to breakdown and visualise complicated sequences, develop and realise story and plot points and find creative solutions to technical and logistical problems.

 

The role of the storyboard artist is to take a scene or sequence and generate a visual version of the action, based on a brief from the director and input from various department heads. When the sequence is drawn and approved it can be distributed to the different departments as a document for discussion.

Changes can then be made based on ideas and/or limitations that arise out of the planning process, resulting in a final draft which should, in theory, resemble the sequence as it appears in the cut film.

" It's the start of a journey and each one is different from the last."

When everything else is put to one side, I get paid for doing something that I love and enjoy. I get enormous pleasure from my job; from thinking about it, planning it and executing it. I derive huge satisfaction from being able to contribute, by helping to solve problems and being part of the creative process.  

" I'm the Director's pencil monkey "

Awards

ART DIRECTORS GUILD
2014 - WINNER - FANTASY FILM - GRAVITY 

ART DIRECTORS GUILD

2012 - WINNER - FANTASY FILM - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS : PART 2


ART DIRECTORS GUILD

2009 - WINNER - FANTASY FILM - THE DARK KNIGHT

ART DIRECTORS GUILD

2020 - NOMINEE - PERIOD FILM - 1917
 
ART DIRECTORS GUILD
2017 - NOMINEE - FANTASY FILM - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

ART DIRECTORS GUILD
2016 - NOMINEE - CONTEMPORY FILM - SPECTRE

Publications 

You can find Jim's work in :-

The BEST JOBS in the FILM INDUSTRY

Written by Michael Redman

Published by Michael Redman 2018

The Art Of the Film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Written by Dermot Power
Published by Harper Collins 2016

IMAGINE FX Magazine issue 122

Article by Jim Cornish

Published by Futurepublishing April 2015


HARRY POTTER FILM WIZARDRY
Written by Brian Sibley 
Published by Bantam Press 2010

THE DARK KNIGHT featuring Production Art and Full Shooting Script

Written by Craig Byrne, Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan

Published by Universe Publishing Inc 2008

The Art of BATMAN BEGINS
Written by Mark Cotta Vaz 
Published by Titan Books 2005

BATMAN BEGINS The Screenplay
Written by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer
Published by Faber and Faber 2005

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