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James Edwards

Producer Director/Self-Shoot PD with Drone

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Bristol

About Me

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.

Email: james@jameswedwards.com
Tel: 07849 092 802
Web: www.jameswedwards.com Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
CAA A2 CofC Drone Licence / UAV Academy/CAA / 2021
CAA A2 CofC Drone LicenceUAV Academy/CAA2021
Working with children / BBC / 2021
Working with children BBC2021
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 BBC2021
News Assignment and Location Safety, STOP! Emergency First Aid, Production Safety / BBC / 2018
News Assignment and Location Safety, STOP! Emergency First Aid, Production Safety BBC2018
Media Law Online: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Data Protection Enhanced / BBC / 2015
Media Law Online: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Data Protection Enhanced BBC2015
Internet Investigations / BBC / 2014
Internet Investigations BBC2014

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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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    Driving Licence

    Edit Producing

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

    First Aid

    Heath And Safety Training

    Safeguarding Trust

    Script Writing

    Secret Filming

    Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Adobe Premiere

    Avid Media Composer

    Canon 5D

    Canon 7D

    Canon C300 Mark III

    Final Cut Pro

    Sony PXW-FS5

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Final Cut Pro X

    GoPro

    Multicamera Directing

    Single Camera Directing

    Canon XF305

    DJI Osmo

    DSLR

    Self Shooting

    Stills

    Studio Experience

    Vision Mixing

    4K

    Avid

    Final Cut Pro 7

    HD

    Sound Recording

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