A storyteller and a highly analytical problem solver, James has an unusually full gamut of skills, from producing and directing, lighting and shooting, to editing, vfx, and colouring. Spending the last few years chiefly in post production has sharpened his storytelling talents and given him massive experience in a huge range of story formats for an extensive list of production companies, ad agencies and large corporates.
A big believer in quality over quantity, he completed a four year drama degree to learn how to work with actors and craft stories, while working as an assistant to fashion photographers and cinematographers, concurrently co-running a fledgling production company before travelling for a year in Japan and then moving back to the UK in 2008.
Proficient with Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCPX, FCP7, Da Vinci Resolve, Mocha, Celtx, Final Draft, Photoshop, James has a great deal of creativity and the practicality to take ideas and run with them.
Having used Premiere since 2003, and FCPX on over a hundred edits since 2012, he is one of the more experienced FCPX users in London and he is also very knowledgeable about green screen techniques, both acquisition and post-production, plus he is skilled with screen replacement and After Effects in general.
A born problem solver, James considers his flexibility and desire to learn new processes as one of his chief attributes. He is highly analytical, social and easy to work with. Recent Clients include R/GA, Whitecoat, Kinamo, Bright Talk, Salt TV, Quite Frankly Productions.