Kim Aldis was born in Norfolk in 1955. He received a degree level qualiification in Creative Photography from the London College of Printing in 1978.
In 1980 Kim joined Gabrin & Mills as an assistant director. Gabrin & Mills made promotional videos for the music industry working with many well known bands, including Madness, Ian Dury, The Selector and others.
After a short spell as a freelance photographer, editorial and musicians, Kim joined Digital Pictures as a computer animator in 1983. In the 1980s Digital Pictures was a pioneer in the fast growing field of computer animation for film and television and Kim worked on content for commercials and television titles. He also designed and wrote Digital Pictures’ 3D modelling software. In 1988 he took the post of Head of Animation at Digital Pictures.
In 1993 Kim left Digital Pictures to found The Aldis Animation Company, a post production facility providing computer animation, graphics and design services for film and television. Starting as a one man operation The Aldis Animation Company quickly became one of the UK’s leading CGI facilities, working with major TV companies, advertising agencies and design companies both in the UK and abroad, producing animation and graphics for film, commercials, computer games, TV titles and TV station idents.
Kim sold The Aldis Animation Company in 2001 to spend time freelancing as an animator, digital VFX technical director and consultant. His services were much demand around the world and he was well known in the UK, the USA, Canada, India, the Middle and Far East and Europe.
He co-founded CG Soup in 2005 with leading US CGI artist Brad Gabe. CG Soup provided technical consultancy and training services to the television and movie industries.
Retiring from full time work in 2007 Kim moved from London. He now spends his time photographing the South West of England
- Shortlisted: Royal Photographic Society Internation Exhibition 165, 2023
- Lensculture Critics’ Choice 2022
- Independent Photographer, Editor’s Choice 2022
- SPi Awards FInalist, 2018