During his time in the film industry James has worked extensively on feature films, commercials, promos and high end corporate films, as a Focus Puller (1st AC), Camera Operator and, more recently, a DoP. He's been responsible for operating a variety of technical equipment including all popular digital cinema cameras, Steadicam and mobile mountings. James began his career as a 1st AC. During this time he developed his ability to pull focus not only technically but instinctively whilst gaining excellent knowledge of cameras and kit.
Now predominantly working as a DoP and Camera/Steadicam 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 can supply full camera and lighting packages. He also owns his own Steadicam rig and XL Ronin 3-axis gimbal with car and jib mounts.
James makes sure that he is always up to date with new techniques and equipment. His 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 James has fast become a skilled Director of Photography. James' portfolio as a DoP is rapidly increasing and includes promos, commercials, documentary and brand films.