Producer Director/Self-Shoot PD with Drone
Making primetime documentaries for BBC 2 and lead films for Countryfile and Panorama, I’ve worked alone in countries such as Greece and Egypt, and overseen complex productions and multi camera shoots, from boat races on the London Thames to a road trip across Romania. A confident and assured director I'm visually creative and get the bes... Read More
Making primetime documentaries for BBC 2 and lead films for Countryfile and Panorama, I’ve worked alone in countries such as Greece and Egypt, and overseen complex productions and multi camera shoots, from boat races on the London Thames to a road trip across Romania. A confident and assured director I'm visually creative and get the best out of production and on-screen talent, making programmes with energy, cinematic treatments and natural performances.
Working in History, Fact Ent, and Obs Doc means I can hunt out stories, structure compelling narratives and produce iconic imagery, while my background in Current Affairs allows me to approach every project with journalistic and editorial rigour. Followed with confident producing in the edit I deliver strong narratives, entertaining, polished and engaging programmes in tight timeframes with limited resources.
Tel: 07849 092 802
Web: www.jameswedwards.com Read Less
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|CAA A2 CofC Drone Licence / UAV Academy/CAA / 2021|
|CAA A2 CofC Drone Licence||UAV Academy/CAA||2021|
|Working with children / BBC / 2021|
|Working with children||BBC||2021|
|Safeguarding Impartiality, Anti-Fraud and Corruption Training, Anti-bribery, Unconcious Bias Awareness, Data Protection and Cyber Security / BBC / 2021|
|Safeguarding Impartiality, Anti-Fraud and Corruption Training, Anti-bribery, Unconcious Bias Awareness, Data Protection and Cyber Security||BBC||2021|
|News Assignment and Location Safety, STOP! Emergency First Aid, Production Safety / BBC / 2018|
|News Assignment and Location Safety, STOP! Emergency First Aid, Production Safety||BBC||2018|
|Media Law Online: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Data Protection Enhanced / BBC / 2015|
|Media Law Online: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Data Protection Enhanced||BBC||2015|
|Internet Investigations / BBC / 2014|
James is an extraordinarily capable film maker. As well as being a thoughtful producer director who can handle any subject, he can self-shoot to broadcast standard and deliver quality audio. He generates ideas, plans his films meticulously, is diligent in his research and takes his obligations to contributors seriously - including right of reply exchanges. He's also rigorous in ensuring accuracy in his scripts.
James has made network documentaries for me and for other execs on difficult subjects with flair and skill and works well within the tightest of budgets. His people skills and readiness to spend time on the ground with contributors mean he establishes trust and develops strong relationships quickly. This ability means James excels at obs docs and is able to put himself where he needs to be to get the story without becoming the centre of attention. Having worked with James as his exec producer for four years, I find him to be eminently reliable and self-contained yet always open to new ideas and ready to talk things through. He works well alone or within teams and embraces new technology and new kit with enthusiasm - becoming highly proficient in their use at alarming speed. I've no doubt James will be an asset to any team he works with and will deliver top quality programmes on time and within budget.
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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Heath And Safety Training
Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)
Avid Media Composer
Canon C300 Mark III
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro X
Single Camera Directing
Final Cut Pro 7