Macro • Telephoto • Sync

Drone • Gimbal • Motion Control

High-Speed • Timelapse

Natural History Documentary 

Camera Operator

About Me

I’m a fresh, enthusiastic, and passionate natural history camera operator with a keen eye for creative composition, beautiful lighting, and engaging stories. I have a solid technical knowledge with a flair for problem solving and improvisation. I am proficient in using a variety of camera systems including Panasonic Varicam/GH5s, RED, Phantom Flex/Veo, ARRI Alexa, Sony Cinealta/EX-series/F-series, camera traps, and GoPro. I also have a good understanding of lighting sets for studio work, having used a variety of lighting types from LED panels and fibre lights, to Tungsten and Fluorescents. In addition to this, I have experience in recording sound on location that includes atmosphere/wild track, spot effects, foley, and animal calls. I give productions peace of mind by ensuring that unique moments are not missed.

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I currently hold a CAA (Civilian Aviation Authority) C-DOT (Commercial Drone Operators Training) theoretical assessment certificate. Upon completion of my flight assessment (date TBC), I will hold a full PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations). I own and operate a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 which is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps.

James Showed himself to be a true camera hero when filming deep in the Amazon. His Knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond are part of why the film was so successful. I’d surely work with him again.

Myles Connolly
Myles Connolly
Producer - Amazon Adventure IMAX 3D

I’ve used James on several projects that require quick thinking and creative composition. Working for Sale Sharks rugby club, James brought professionalism and the ability to react to high pressure environments. Working with James ensures gaining additional skillsets and a great work ethic.

Colin McKevitt
Colin McKevitt
Industry Collaborative Zone - University of Salford
For all enquiries, including rates and availability, please contact… 
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