James Ducker

Director of Photography - E: contact@jducker.com

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector of Photography - Lighting Technician - Videographer
  • Francis Lane
  • John Gavan
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Projects

About me

Email address: contact@jducker.com James is originally from Yorkshire but has been based in London now for over 6 years working in the film industry. His 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. James went on to study his BA (Hons) in photography at Northumbria University and this was when he realised that he wanted to see something more. After years of on set experience James studied his MA in cinematography under the tuition of masters of the art such as Nick Morris BSC and David Schwartz. Since then James has grown in his profession confidently using many types of cameras, lenses and lighting, always achieving the look he and the Director are going for. James has worked on many music videos, commercials, documentaries, TV series, short films and feature films.

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Skills

  • Lighting Design
  • Videography
  • Camera Operation
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Cinematography
  • Music Videos
  • Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • DOP

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

    • TV
  • Red Bull

    Red Bull

    • Sales & Client Services
  • McCann London

    McCann London

    • Advertising
  • WCRS

    WCRS

    • Advertising

Work history

2018

Camera Operator

Ping Pong

Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Camera Op - Live questionnaire on Western Union Bank for German production company Ping Pong.

2018

Director of Photography

McCann London

Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
  • Costa Rica
  • Freelance
  • Raleigh charity documentary on pollution.

2018

Director of Photography

Navy, Army, Air Force Institutes

Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP/operator - Internet Commercial's for The Royal Navy

2018

Director of Photography

Rascal

Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Commercial for FWD Insurance company based around Asia.

2018

Director of Photography

Knorr

Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Knorr commercial for Thailand.

2018

Director of Photography

Red Bull

Sep 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director of Photography - Interviewing worlds best gamers

2018

Director of Photography

Barcroft Media

Aug 2018 - Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Documentary to be screened on Chanel 4 called "Shake your beauty"

2018

Camera Operator

WCRS

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
  • Diego Garcia, BBND 1ZZ, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Freelance
  • The Royal Marines "It's a state of mind" - Commercial

2018

Director of Photography

Squid Flick

May 2018 - May 2018
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Commercial screened in cinemas for Phantom of the Opera.

2018

Director of Photography

Cape Films

Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
  • Magaluf, Spain
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Danny Goffey (from Super Grass) makes a come back with his latest music video.

2018

Director of Photography

Gymshark

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Commercial for Gymshark opening and products.

2017

Camera Operator

Pepsi Max

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Camera Op - Pepsi Max 360 commercial.

2017

Director of Photography

STRIPPD Protein

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - commercial for New Vegan protein powder based in America

2017

EPK Camera Op

Special Treats

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • EPK Camera Op - Feature film Murder on the Orient Express.

2017

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 2nd AC - Music Video for American artist Logan Henderson (track - Bite my Tongue)

2017

EPK Camera Op

Special Treats

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • EPK Camera Op - Feature film Yardie. Idris Elbas fist directing experience.

2016

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 2nd AC - Gumtree commercial.

2016

Director of Photography

BBC

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - BBC News story of WW2 Veteran using VR/360 headset to hear and see the children of France thank him for helping liberate their country.

2016

Director of Photography

Framestore

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Music video produced & directed by Framestore for a start up band named All the People.

2015

Director of Photography

Framestore

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DOP - Multi Award Wining and BAFTA qualifying short film based on a true family story.

2013

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 2nd AC - Commercial for O2 Tracks on the underground with Emeli Sande.

Education

2015

MA Cinematography

Met Film School

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • 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.

2013

BA(Hons) Photography Contemporary Practice

Northumbria University

Sep 2010 - Sep 2013
  • 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.