JAMES DUCKER // DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

BIO

-BIO-


The Sprint King - RED Epic Dragon and Cooke S4i Lens

The Sprint King - RED Epic Dragon and Cooke S4i Lens

I’m a Yorkshire born and bred lad but have been based in London now for over 8 years with all my own equipment working in the film industry. I usually film in the UK but have been fortunate to have my work take me all over the world to countries such as Diego Garcia, Costa Rica, Norway, Bahrain and Spain (commercials with The Royal Marines/Navy has been the majority of my travels).

Cinematography started for me using 35mm film cameras, dodging and burning for hours on end under the Red lights of the dark rooms. Until I came across the Canon 5D MK2 and began to film creative artistic pieces of work, screened at The Old Truman Brewery.

After years of on set experience I have grown in my profession confidently using multiple cameras, lenses and all sorts of lighting, this leading me to shooting award winning short films, commercials, documentaries, music videos and EPK’s.

AWARDS:

  • Nominated - Leeds International Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying)

  • Winner - Best London Filmmaker - Wimbledon International Short Film Festival

  • Winner - Best Cinematography - Smart Screen Creative Awards 

  • Winner - Best Cinematography - Livelywood Pictures

MY EQUIPMENT:

  • Sony PMW-F5 camera (4K internal licence) 

  • Canon EF 16-35mm IS USM T/4

  • Canon EF 24-70mm II USM T/2.8L

  • Canon EF 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom T/4-5.6

  • 2x SXS 64GB cards

  • 4x IDX C95 batteries & 2x Charger

  • Shoulder mount

  • VCT-14 Quick Release Plate

  • ARRI Rosette handle grip.