Report: #1093290

Complaint Review: James Knight BAFTA DIRECTOR

  • Submitted: Sun, October 20, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, May 07, 2014
  • Reported By: FirstAD — Los Angeles California
  • James Knight BAFTA DIRECTOR

    West Hollywood, California
    USA

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 James Knight Bafta Director

By randon I came accross a ripoff report about this guy. He tried to pull the same hollywood nonsense on me.Offered me membership into Bafta of $1,000. Told me to make up my work credits if I needed to.

He losely implied he had to do the same to get in.. cant belive bafta is so desperate

Did not give him a nickle

 His scam may be shut down by now not sure.. He is a piece of work

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

use your head and think.

AUTHOR: gmp - ()

Which movie does James director as being called a Director in BAFTA? 

When was Avatar (2009), Real Steel (2011),Amazing spiderman (2012) and all the movies in his company demo reel that was shot? 

When did he formed his company knightvision? (late 2012) and blustreak media?  (2014) ?

Doesn't the timeline show you how much he is lying and how much sense it makes?

While he worked in Giant studios, he counted all the films in Giant as his current company work no matter if he has a position in the production or not.

Use your head and tell me this is legit again. 

He knew what he is doing is fraud and afraid of people pointing it out so he even disable comments on his Vimeo demo reels. 

enough for you to realize what's going on now? 

 

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Open your eyes and see the truth.

AUTHOR: gmp - ()

Which movie does James director as being called a Director in BAFTA? 

When was Avatar, Real Steel, Planet of the ape and all the movies in his company demo reel that was shot? 

When did he formed his company ( either Knightvision or Bluestreak Media formed ? )

Doesn't the timeline show you how much he is lying and how much sense it makes?

While he worked in Giant studios, he counted all the films in Giant as his current company work no matter if he has a position in the production or not.

Tell me this is legit again. 

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#3 UPDATE Employee

James Knight Scammer

AUTHOR: Striker32 - ()

 James Knight is a Scam Artist.

Sticking to the FACTS that can be easily verified.

-He did not pay his employees and was SUED by several of them: Can be verified with the Department Of Industrial Relations: Los Angeles Office 213-620-6330

 

-He did not pay the IRS: Failure to Withhold Taxes and Faliure to Pay Tax: He is activily under investigation: 213-576-2009-Call and verify.

Knight Vision Studios is no longer in business. He was forced to shut it down. I was told he is trying to re-band himself as a Virual Production Producer : BlueStreak Studios.

I do not personally know if he took money for membership, though his ex-wife accused him of worse. Money issues was one

of their problems. Read their divorce file. It is public record.

 

He should never been admitted to BAFTA. He lied about his experience in the motion picture industry.

He is a FRAUD. I have read previous complaints about him on this site and they are true, so there is no need to list them again. Call SONY, WARNER BROTHERS, RALEIGH STUDIOS, GIANT STUDIOS, Lightstorm Entertainment... and I would think Universal Studios. They will all verify what has been said about him on this website.

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#4 UPDATE Employee

James Knight Fraudster

AUTHOR: Striker32 - ()

 James Knight is a Scam Artist Fraud!

We may never know if he took money for membership, though what everyone is asking at BAFTA.. How did James become a member (Also how did he become a member of the VES).

James 100% lied on both memebership applications. He said he was the Motion Capture Supervisor  / Motion Capture Producer on Avatar. This is not true. James did not have a visual effects position at GIANT STUDIOS. He Co-ordinator schedules when the were in production. He was on set, though watching ONLY. He was more of an assistant stage manager.

Facts:

Candice Alger and Matthew Madden VERIFIED his position was not "RUNING MOTION CAPTURE on ANY Giant Studios Project.

He scheduled employees who did, which included employees that ran the mocap as well as mocap actors. Candice met Jamesin Geogia and offered him a job in 2008. BAFTA and the VES have a 5yr minimum requirment of working in an official capacity in the inustry. James working in the front office of Giant or scheduling employees for 3.5 years on Avatar does not qualify him for membership. Candice said "James came to Giant without any visual effects experience and that is how he left Giant". She terminated his contract after he claimed  he was a Visual Effects Producer on AVATAR. If you look at his IMDB listing it no longer states he was a Visual Effects Producer on Avatar (as it does for Candice), though take a peek at the AVATAR credits on a DVD. James listed himself as a Motion Capture Producer.. and Candice terminated his contract.

 

Fact.

James grew up in Georgia. He moved there as a lad. He is a US citizen. Did his schooling here in the US. Though if you ever met him, he pretends that he arrived in LA in 2008.. from England

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#5 Consumer Comment

Blustreakmedia = ex-knightvision

AUTHOR: gmp - ()

James has changed the name to Blustreakmedia for a reason, to avoid paying his past dues. Check how many ripoff reports are regarding to knightvision and you will see the real him.

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#6 General Comment

Allegations With No Merit

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

These allegations are absolutely ridiculous pieces of slander with no basis in truth whatsoever. Nothing about these claims makes any sense--being that BAFTA would conduct background checks on any new membership applicants, it would be both a pointless exercise and potentially detrimental to James’ good standing as a BAFTA board member, and therefore not worth the risk for something as paltry as “$1,000,” (not to mention this would illegal). This appears to be nothing more than an attempt to slander James’ public name by the “report’s” author, whether due to personal issues or power play by someone associated at BAFTA LA.

Unfortunately, it is incredibly simple to begin a smear campaign on Ripoff Report, as the site itself does nothing in the way to filter out falsehoods or check the sources of anyone writing the “reports.” Anyone, can write anything about anyone on this site. I'd also think twice before taking the word of someone who begins a sentence with "By randon" at face value.

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#7 Consumer Comment

There is Stuff I Don't Understand

AUTHOR: Some Dude - ()

I'm on the side of fairness and there are some things here that I don't understand.  This Scam Warning is against Knight as an individual and I thought this site was for customers cheated by companies or corporations.  Hollywood is rife with scam artists, but this report and a few other complaints were posted fairly close together in October of 2013, which smacks a little as a campaign.  If Mr. Knight did these things he is accused of, then yes, he's a scam artist and needs the whistle blown on him.  But with no evidence provided by the accusers, no receipts, no audio, no bogus BAFTA cards, it's all heresay, which is not proof and inadmisable. Yet to clear his name, Mr Knight would be expected to provide evidence of not having done these things.  There is no such thing as evidence of 'not doing' something. And, in order to begin arbitration to have his name cleared, as an idividual, cleared from this site, Mr. Knight would have to shell out $2,000 to cover arbitration fees.  Until the truth is confirmed with hard evidence, none of this seems fair, particualry for a site commited to fairness.  What am I not understanding?

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#8 General Comment

Hoax

AUTHOR: BP - ()

I've known James for several years and continue to do business with he and his company.  Over the years, he has also become a friend to me and my family.  It's a shame reading accusations that are obvious to me to be ficticious.  If he was ever in need, professionally or personally, he has his peers and friends to turn to, and vice versa.  Good, professional, decent people are a rare find.  He's one of them. 

 

 

 

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