James is an award winning filmmaker with 18 years industry experience. Having worked on 12 feature films and over 75 commercials, he has successfully managed six figure budgets and supervised teams of over 100 artists.
Recently he has been working as a freelance post-production specialist on various short form content.
James played a fundamental role in the successful growth of several studios and held positions such as creative director, production manager and post-production supervisor.
Trusted By the Best
Over the past 18 years in the industry, James has created commercial and cinematic content for brands including Google, Ford, Verizon,
Target, Deckers and Patagonia. Notably his creative direction on the Coca-Cola, Liquid Dreams commercial was awarded the 2013 Silver Telly Award.
In addition to brand direct, James also works as a freelance creative for various studios and agencies. Throughout the years he has created content for some of the world's leading facilities including Ogilvy, Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon and DC Films.
- Video Editing
- Sound Design
- Color Grading
- Motion Graphics
Exceptional leadership and outstanding creative talent.
An asset to any venture he engages in.
He's passionate about what he does and it shows in his work.
The energy, zeal, and creativity he brings is infectious.
He truly knows his craft and understands what it takes to get big blockbuster jobs done.
His eye for design, messaging, and simplicity is what any brand should be looking for when needing a video.
James has a special balance of creativity, honesty, passion, commitment, drive, optimism, and an ability to complete what he has started.
He uses both sides of his brain and brings enthusiasm and focus to everything he works on. I highly recommend him.
I have worked with many freelance Motion Graphic Designers, and James was superior to them all. He absolutely blew me away. Truly and honor to work with such a great talent.
2013 Silver Telly Award
Legend3D won this award for it's 3D work Coca-Cola Zero: Liquid Dreams. In collaboration with the Visual Effects Supervisor, as the Stereographer on the spot, James developed the stereoscopic art direction of the piece and determined how the seamless 30 second shot should look in 3D space. He lead a talented team to model and animate the environment with an extraordinary amount of depth and detail.
2013 3D Technology Award
This award was granted to Legend3D for it's innovated visual effects pipeline (2D to 3D Conversion). Over the years James was instrumental in advancing the technology of the studio and pipeline. Notably he is an author on the patent multi-stage production pipeline system that the studio utilizes to deliver industry leading quality.
2012 Gold Stevie Award
Legend3D won this award for its conversion technology. As a creative head in the studio, James continually worked to improve the workflow, techniques and tools used to create industry leading stereoscopic quality. Notably he developed a patented augmentation technique that achieved much more volume and depth when working on 2D animations. This breakthrough lead to the great success of The Little Mermaid 3D.