Factual P/D, Filmmaker & Documentary Director
Confident directing a full crew and working with high profile talent but equally at home working alone or self-shooting with multiple HD cameras.Have shot for broadcast for all 5 terrestrial television channels.I have a proven track record dealing with highly sensitive situations, developing relationships with contributors and am always calm u... Read More
Confident directing a full crew and working with high profile talent but equally at home working alone or self-shooting with multiple HD cameras.
Have shot for broadcast for all 5 terrestrial television channels.
I have a proven track record dealing with highly sensitive situations, developing relationships with contributors and am always calm under pressure.
Tenacious and hard working with sound editorial judgement, I always bring fresh ideas to a production and the ability to tell a compelling story.
Edit directing experience includes taking full programme episodes through the edit for BBC1 and BBC2
My credits span many genres but I especially enjoy working on engaging factual programming and challenging observational documentary films Read Less
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro / Soho Editors / 2018|
|Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro||Soho Editors||2018|
|BBC Safeguarding Trust / BBC / 2014|
|BBC Safeguarding Trust||BBC||2014|
|BBC Editorial Policy Interactive Modules / BBC / 2014|
|BBC Editorial Policy Interactive Modules||BBC||2014|
|BBC Sony PMW-500 Camera / BBC / 2012|
|BBC Sony PMW-500 Camera||BBC||2012|
|BBC Safe Management of Productions / BBC / 2012|
|BBC Safe Management of Productions||BBC||2012|
|BBC Canon XF305 Camera / BBC / 2011|
|BBC Canon XF305 Camera||BBC||2011|
|BBC Production Research / BBC / 2009|
|BBC Production Research||BBC||2009|
James is a highly talented Producer/Director who has been a great asset to my team on a number of shoots. The work has involved producing confidential story material for high-end TV dramas, working with talent who are often pressed for time, and setting up quickly and professionally in challenging interior and exterior locations. James has risen to the occasion every time and produced perfectly shot footage in sometimes adverse circumstances, always being sensitive to the needs of talent and execs. I would not hesitate to use him again.
James is a keen, enthusiastic & hardworking self- shooting PD, able to work independently or as part of a team. He is always willing to listen & learn and was well liked by the crew and the contributors he filmed.
Top chap, top professional...
I worked with James on a series of short VTs about famous historical figures. James was an excellent researcher who found fantastic contributors and locations, and never stopped working.
On location James was a confident and smooth self shooter, making contributors feel at ease and comfortable during filming.
James has all the skills a good director and AP needs and would be an asset to any production.
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Locations I can work in:
Heath And Safety Training
PADI Diving Licence
Work Permit EU
Single Camera Directing
Canon 5D MKII
Canon EOS C300