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Brian J King Reading, United Kingdom

I have over 25 years of experience in the Production/Post Production environment working with directors such as Ken Russell, Kevin Godley and Paul Joyce and artists such as Pink Floyd, Queen, Daft Punk, Kylie Minogue

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I started my career as a stills photographer for the Music papers including SoundsSmash Hits etc.

At the same time I was running several recording studios producing and engineering for local and well known bands. This led into shooting and directing several early pop promos for likes of John Otway , Wild Willy BarrettDeja VuPrimary Colours and this drew me inevitably into the world of Video and Film. 

With over 25 years of experience in the Production/Post Production environment working with directors such as Ken RussellKevin Godley and Paul Joyce, I has amassed a wealth of knowledge in these fields. Starting as a Stills Photographer and Cameraman, I soon progressed into the Post Production environment, operating Paintbox and Matisse. This led onto Softimage and Alias/Wavefront (now Maya) then I got my first big commission from Dave Gilmour designing and creating animations for the Pink Floyd World Tour 1995. Working closely with Storm Thorgerson (Hypgnosis/Storm Studios) it was a perfect opportunity to hone my creative skills with one of the best music photographer/designer’s the UK has produced. 

Not satisfied with just creating 3D and animation, I took the opportunity to learn Flame which helped me create the unreal environment for U2's Mission Impossible promo by Kevin Godley. This also led to more commercials work, which, in turn led on to learning Smoke. Now armed with a formidable repertoire of knowledge, I decided to combine all this into one fully functioning specialised suite for VTR (now Prime Focus), where a client could enter and do the whole job from start to finish if they wish. 

I soon built up a reputation as not just a great cutter/VFX and sound man, but because of my photographic background, I have gathered an excellent reputation as grader/colourist for not just commercials, but for corporate, dramas, Pop Promos and Feature Films winning several awards along the way. 

In parallel to this, I was often asked to be on set to advise and direct VFX shoots, but due to my lighting and camera skills, was soon being asked to shoot and light, culminating in being employed as DOP on many of the shoots I post-produced or just DOP for clients such as

AVID Abbey Road and Sociatech.