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Hi, my name is James. I am a freelance camera assistant working in the UK and internationally. I have a vast amount of experience working on various types of productions from promos to features and TV dramas.

I have an extensive knowledge of cameras and other professional film making equipment.

I first started out in film industry working as a Clapper Loader / DIT on a low budget feature called ‘Strippers vs Werewolves’. Since then I have worked on several features as Clapper and Focus Puller. I also regularly work on promos, commercials and occasionally factual TV.

I work on the highest standards of equipment such as Arri Alexa and RED Epic on a regular basis. You can see a list of my full camera experience on my CV.

I can work fast and under pressure and thrive working in a camera team to deliver the best possible results.

My role as a Camera Assistant is to take care of all the technical aspects of the camera and the camera departments so the Director of Photography can work along side the Director and focus on the creative decisions.

Often while the DOP is focussed on lighting, I am often expected to make important logistical and technical decisions relating to the camera department.

As a camera assistant I will take care of all the technical aspects of the camera so the DOP can focus on the creative decisions. I thrive under pressure and time restraints.

If you're looking for a reliable and experienced Camera Assistant please feel free to contact my diary service.

Résumé

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Features

•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Orthodox" Alexa Plus (DP Si Bell)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Solitary" Alexa Plus (DP Pete Wallington)
•2nd AC / Clapper loader, "Pleasure Island" Alexa Plus (DP Sam Goldie)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Meet Me on the South Bank" RED one X (DP Jamie Burr)
•2nd AC / Clapper Loader, "Montana" Alexa Plus (DP Mo Ali)
•2nd AC / Clapper Loader, "Breakdown" RED Epic (DP Christopher Sharman)
•2nd AC / Clapper Loader / DIT, "Strippers vs Werewolves" Canon 5D mkII (DP David Meadows)
•Camera Trainee, "Red Kingdom Rising" 16mm, Arri SR3 (DP Jamie Havil)
•Camera Trainee, "Confession" 16mm, Aaton XTR (DP Philip Robertson)

Commercials & Promos

•Camera Assistant, "Star Chart" Canon c300 (DP Lynda Hall)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Dove - Dallas" Arri Alexa (DP Jordan Cushing)
•Camera Assistant, "The Rules of Downton Abbey" Sony F55 (DP Jonathan Partridge / Tim Knight)
•Camera Assistant, "Quiet Minds" Canon C300 (DP Lynda Hall)
•Camera Assistant, "Pets at Home" Canon C300 (DP Lynda Hall)
•"A" Cam Focus Puller, "The Impression of 4K, Philip Bloom - LG TV" Sony F65 (DP Jae Geun Byun)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Clinique - Foundation - 'Match'" Canon C300 (DP Peter Emery)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Cheil Robot Shoot" RED Epic (DP Stuart White)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Dove Hair - 'Proof'" Arri Alexa (DP Barry Gross)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Kurt geiger SS14" C300, 5DmIII, 8mm (DP Errol Rainey)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Etihad/M&C Saatchi - Sleep" RED Epic (DP Barry Gross)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Codex" Canon C300 (DP Jack Harrison)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Burberry - London" RED Epic (DP Marek Wesolowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Burberry - Brit" RED Epic (DP Marek Wesolowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Burberry - Ecommerce SS14" RED Epic (DP Marek Wesolowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Flyka Promo" Sony F55 (DP James Melrose)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Burberry - Ecommerce AW13" RED Epic (DP Marek Wesolowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Burberry - Ecommerce AW13" RED Epic (DP Marek Wesolowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Network Rail" Canon 7D (DP Phil Barthropp)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "TAS Group" Arri RED one (DP Bjorn Ventris)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Threadneedle" Sony F55 (DP Bjorn Ventris)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "London Cycling Campaign" RED Epic (DP Steve Marshall)

TV

•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Crystal Vision Pilot" Canon C300 (DP Nick Bradbury)
•2nd AC / Clapper Loader, "House with Lillies" RED Epic (DP Timur Zelma)
•Camera Assistant, "Tom Meets Tom" Sony F3 AJA Ex Rec (DP Billy Trevit)
•Camera Assistant, "A Brief Encounter" Sony F3 AJA Ex Rec (DP Billy Trevit)
•Camera Assistant, "Random Acts - Sarah Lamb" Canon C300 (DP Bennet Gartside)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Luckless" Arri Alexa Plus (DP Jack Harrison)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Korean Pop Culture" Arri Alexa (DP Bjorn Ventris)

Music Videos

•DIT, "The Cool Kids / Cool Kids" Arri Alexa (DP Ciro Candia)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "To Be Frank / Half the Man" RED Epic IR (DP David Wright)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "G-Dragon / Crooked" Arri Alexa Plus (DP Cheon Seok Kim)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Red Crow / City Riser" RED Epic (DP Steve Marshall)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Sail On / Luca Lonzano" Arri Alexa Plus (DP Lorenzo Levrinin)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "IC1s / Growing Up" RED one (DP Paul Dixon)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Funke & The Tone Baby / Battle" Canon C300 (DP Paul Thomson)

Shorts

•2nd AC / Clapper Loader, "The Showreel" RED Epic (DP Gerry Vasbenter)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Shut Up" Arri Alexa Plus (DP Lynda Hall)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "A Short Film About Hats" RED One MX (DP Marek Borkowski)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "I Only Have Eyes for You" Arri Alexa Plus (DP Paul Robinson)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Mr Happy" RED Epic (DP Steve Marshall)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "A Kiss So Warm and Tender" Canon C300 (DP Gavin L Fry)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Last Bus Home" Canon 5D mkIII (DP Jack Heath)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "You're Under a Dress" RED one (DP Faye Curbishley)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Sinantisi" 16mm, Arri SR3 (DP Steve Marshall)
•1st AC / Focus Puller, "Making Friends" Canon 7D (DP Rory Child)
Contact

Email : james@melrosefilm.com
Direct Mobile : +44 (0)7944 755 260
Diary Service Email : info@chapterspeople.co.uk
Diary Service Telephone : +44 (0)20 8747 1203