JAMES DUCKER // DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

BIO

-BIO-


The Sprint King - RED Epic Dragon with Cooke S4/i Lens

The Sprint King - RED Epic Dragon with Cooke S4/i Lens

I’m a Yorkshire born and bred lad but have been based in London now for over 8 years. 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.

Cinematography started for me using 35mm film still cameras, dodging and burning for hours on end under the Red lights of the dark rooms. Until one day I decided I wanted to see more, so began shooting short films and music videos for local bands on my DSLR camera.

Since then 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.

“I had the pleasure of working with James on a production for The Royal Marines, which saw us filming in the most remote of locations. He was an absolute star and a pleasure to be around. The job was challenging and at times far from ideal, yet he never complained and was such a positive force. You need people like that when the (metaphorical) bullets are flying. I wholeheartedly recommend James and thoroughly enjoyed working with him, I’m sure if you book him you will too”. - Bradley Woodus: WCRS Producer

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) 

  • Atomos Shinobi 5” SDI monitor

  • Canon EF 16-35mm IS USM

  • Canon EF 24-70mm II USM

  • Canon EF 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom

  • 4K resolution Atomos Shinobi 5.2” monitor

  • 2x SXS 64GB cards

  • 4x IDX 95w/h battery kit

  • Sony VCT-14 FSA5 Shoulder mount

  • 2x 15mm rods

  • VCT-14 Quick Release Plate

  • ARRI Rosette moose bars.