Rory McLeish

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Born in Glasgow, 1961, I attended Glasgow School of Art to study graphic design and photography after leaving secondary school in the late 1970's.

I moved to Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 1983, where I worked as a guitar repairer/teacher, freelance illustrator, modelmaker, photographer, advertising creative director and video games artist, which included several years at Team17 Software (Worms, anyone?).
I was also FMV director at Mobius Entertainment (now Rockstar Leeds), in charge of producing FMV intro's and cut sequences for the amazing but ultimately canned 'Titanium Angels' video game.

2001 saw me move to California in the U.S. to work on movie visual effects at Digital Domain, Venice, Los Angeles.
I worked on various commercials and feature films as a digital modeller/texture painter, lighting artist and previs animator.
These films include 'Star Trek Nemesis', 'STEALTH', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Flags of our Fathers' and 'Letters from Iwo Jima'.

Five years later I moved back to the UK and Harrogate, where I'm currently based.
Right now I'm producing 3D creature/concept design work at 'Rory McLeish Studio', and teaching digital media two days per week at Leeds Metropolitan University.

I've also been playing guitar for about thirty-odd years, and I've worked as a session player on several recording in and around the North of England.

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  1. Plot Point Productions
  2. Ed Bruce
  3. Blur Studio
  4. John Hornsby
  5. Kevin Margo
  6. Ben Halsall
  7. Rocky Curby
  8. Robert Benson
  9. Jamie G Valentine
  10. Chris Hutchins
  11. FilmmakerIQ.com
  12. Reginald Emvula