James Ducker

James Ducker

Director of Photography - E: contact@jducker.comLondon, United Kingdom
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James Ducker

James Ducker

Director of Photography - E: contact@jducker.comLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Email address: contact@jducker.com I'm originally from Yorkshire but have been based in London now for many years working within the film industry as a D.O.P. My passion for film began at the age of 14 through the love of photography using 35mm film cameras, dodging and burning for hours on end under the Red lights of the dark rooms. I then went on to study my BA in photography at Northumbria University and this was when I picked up the Canon 5D Mkii and began shooting music vids, docs and other footage for local bands and companies. After coming to London and having years of on set experience I studied my MA in cinematography under the tuition of masters of the art such as Nick Morris BSC and David Schwartz. Since then I have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing what I love to places such as Diego Garcia, Costa Rica, Bahrain, Norway and many more shooting commercials for The Royal Marines, Navy, Norwegian Theatre, Porsche and Adidas.
  • SHOWREEL: 2020
    SHOWREEL: 2020
  • SHOWREEL: 2019
    SHOWREEL: 2019This is my updated 2019 showreel with commercials, music videos, documentaries, EPK's, junkets, promos and Short films. I have DOP'd and camera operated all of this work.
  • SHOWREEL: 2018
    SHOWREEL: 2018My 2017-2018 showreel. I will be updating this with my more recent work of 2018 ASAP.
  • The Sprint King
    The Sprint KingDOP - Multi award winning 60' teaser 'The Sprint King'. The film is currently in preproduction into being made a feature. This is a true family story based on a mans struggle into becoming a Guinness record breaking jockey. 5* review on DavidReviews here: http://www.davidreviews.tv/Work/Short_Films_The_Sprint_King/
  • The Royal Marines - It's a state of mind
    The Royal Marines - It's a state of mindDOP - Web commercials for The Royal Marines shot in Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean).
  • EPK/Behind the scenes - Yardie
    EPK/Behind the scenes - YardieCamera Operator - Shooting interviews, junkets and behind the scenes for feature film Yardie. Idris Elbas directing debut.
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Work history
    McCann London logo
    McCann London logo
    Director of PhotographyMcCann London
     - Costa RicaFreelance
    Raleigh charity documentary on pollution.
    Director of PhotographyNavy, Army, Air Force Institutes
     - Bournemouth, United KingdomFreelance
    DOP/operator - Internet Commercial's for The Royal Navy
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  • Lighting Design
  • Videography
  • Camera Operation
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Cinematography
  • Music Videos
  • Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • DOP
    MA CinematographyMet Film School
     - London, United Kingdom
    My final piece "The Sprint King" (https://vimeo.com/167284366 - Only a 60 sec teaser available at the moment as it's in pre production to be made into a feature) caught much attention and won me many awards leading onto bigger and better things.
    BA(Hons) Photography Contemporary PracticeNorthumbria University
     - Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
    A fine art course based on photography. However using the Canon 5D models and being able to film movement instead of just stills led me to cinematography.