I have an MA in camera operating and a degree in photography. Since then I have been freelancing for the last 7 years as an operator/cinematographer. I have worked on many commercials, music videos, documentaries and feature films. I have very broad experience in using many cameras, lights and lenses (such as C100, C300 MK2, Alexa, Amira, RED epic, Sony F55, Sony FS700, FS7, FS5 and many more) I am always looking to take on more opportunities within this industry. So if you have anything available please let me know. All the best, JamesLocked Pro Plan feature
I was an assistant DIT on the feature film "My Cousin Rachael".
I was a 360 camera assistant for a Pepsi Max advert.
I was Grip for the music video "Lost Generation" by Rizzle Kicks.
Runner for the TV series "The Crown".
"Don't Think" is a track created and sung by Curtis from the band All The People. I shot this on the RED epic dragon using basic lighting such as Blondes, Redheads and of course dedos. I worked alongside producers and directors from the oscar award winning production house Framestore.
I was the Cinematographer/Camera Operator for a up coming artist named LIV. My brother and I worked on this together as he took on the roll of director. We shot this on the moor tops of North Yorkshire. The story is about a young girl running away from her violent boyfriend she lives with in a trailer park. I shot this with a Sony FS5 and took inspiration from Coldplay "The Scientist".
I was the cinematographer/camera operator for this award winning short film named "The Sprint King". The Sprint King has just won the award for Best Filmmaker at Wimbledon film festival and is currently BAFTA qualifying. TSK was completed in association with the Oscar award winning Framestore. Based on the gritty true story of Yorkshire jockey Dandy Nicholls and his horse SOBA, showing the dark side to the sport of kings, contrasting the drastic life style of the jockey with the glamour of the gambler. This underdog duo would take the racing world by storm and be crowned The Sprint King. This was shot on the RED Epic dragon and the Sony FS700 using Cooke S4i and Canon lenses. James lit the sets using ARRI lighting, Kino Flows and Dedos.
Runner for a Littlewoods commercial.
I studied an MA in cinematography at Britain's first film studio in West Ealing.
I studied contemporary photographic practice at Northumbria Uni. Through perfecting still images on digital and 35mm film cameras I found my passion for cinematography wanting to bring these images to life.
My latest piece "The Sprint King" is BAFTA qualifying.
"The Sprint King" took home the most prestigious award of creative excellence at the SSCA awards.
"The Sprint King" won its third award of Best Filmmaker at Wimbledon film festival.