During his time within the film industry James has worked on feature films, commercials, promos and high end corporate films, as a Camera Operator, Focus Puller (1st AC) and, more recently, a DoP. He's been responsible for operating a variety of technical equipment including a wide selection of digital cinema cameras, Steadicam, cranes and aerial mountings. James began his career as a 1st AC, during which time he developed his ability to pull focus not only technically but instinctively.
As a 1st AC he gained excellent knowledge of cameras, lenses and all related kit. He makes sure that he is always up to date with new techniques and equipment. Now predominantly working as a Camera Operator, James is responsible for: assembling and setting up equipment; planning, preparing and rehearsing scenes; following camera scripts; creatively framing and capturing action; responding quickly to directions; liaising with lighting and technical staff; and problem solving.
James' natural eye for lighting, combined with the knowledge and experience that he has gained through working as a 1st AC and Camera Operator, means that he is fast becoming a skilled Director of Photography.