I'm a filmmaker, media producer, and photographer in my first year of a Media Production (BA Hons) degree at university. I'm constantly challenging myself to tasks outside of academic areas and putting myself in scenarios where I'll meet professionals and contacts to work my way up in the creative industries. I have an experience in a wide range of digital media forms, the list of these is below. Screenwriting and film pre-production is another area that I am experienced in. My aspirations are to be able to tell stories in the most professional, high-quality way possible, with the use of a strong work ethic and drive to succeed.

Field Skills:

I have experience in using a variety of different equipment and software which allows me to be flexible and adaptable when working with anything that I have never used before. I am also flexible within production roles and can work within the majority of main video production roles. I am most skilled in the area of cinematography out of these production roles and often find myself in this position. I have worked in all elements of pre-production, production, and post-production to a moderate level.


I have used camcorders from brands such as Sony, JVC, Panasonic, and Canon, as well as DSLR cameras made by Canon, Nikon, and Sony. This allows me to be able to use a vast majority of cameras for filmmaking and photography.


My most used programs are within the Adobe Suite, namely; Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Illustrator and InDesign. Due to this, I am able to use this software to assist the productions that I create whether it be film, photography or graphic design.

Transferable skills:

  • Confidence

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Initiative

  • Creativity

  • Time management

  • Remaining calm under pressure

  • Technologically savvy

  • Determination


  • Director

  • Cinematographer

  • Camera Op

  • Editor

  • Sound/Boom Operator

  • BTS Photographer

  • Writer

  • Floor Manager

  • Any short film production role

  • Music video

  • Corporate/promotional video

  • Two-hour photo shoot

       (including edits)

  • Live music photography (including edits)

  • Poster

  • Website design


Client testimonials:


"James was hired as a behind the scenes photographer for our upcoming short fiction film: Under the Bridge (2017). He has provided the production team with excellent, professional and beautifully well-composed image stills that will be used for the marketing of the film in the summer of 2017 and onwards. James and I worked as Press Photographers at Threshold Music Festival 2016, and I realised after this, I wanted him on my team for the production process of the film. He was also a great help during the production of the film. A motivated, organised and talented individual."


Jack Higgins (Filmmaker) 





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