Kim Aldis is a former computer animator and special effects artist who now spends time taking photographs in and around South Devon. He studied Photography at the London College Of Printing and his first job on leaving college in 1978 for three years as an assistant director making pop videos for, amongst others, Madness and Ian Dury, The Selector, Ten Pole Tudor …
Following this Kim spent time as a freelance photographer working in the music industry before making a move into 3D computer animation at Digital Pictures, at the time a pioneering company in the then fledgeling field of computer animation. Kim worked on commercials and movies as well as writing and developing their 3D modelling software.
In 1985 he became Head of Animation at Digital Pictures overseeing what was, at the time, a large animation department, coordinating, planning and directing both small and large CGI projects.
In 1993 Kim left Digital Pictures to found The Aldis Animation Company. Starting as a one man operation The Aldis Animation Company quickly became one of the largest fully independent CGI facility in the UK with clients including most of the major TV companies, several leading advertising agencies and design companies both in the UK and abroad producing animated graphics for commercials, TV titles, station indents, games and branding.
Kim sold The Aldis Animation Company in 2001 to spend time as a freelance CGI animator, technical director and consultant. His services were much demand around the world and he is well known in the UK, the USA, Canada, India, the Middle and Far East and Europe.