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James A.

Seattle, WA, USA

$400 - $1200 / Day

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Top Services

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Documentary DP

  • Field Producer

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

About James

I'm a producer/shooter based in Seattle. I'm vice president and senior producer for Silver Fir Media. Clients include the US National Park Service, US Coast Guard, Amazon, Microsoft, and others.

Top Projects

  • Polar Guardians (US Coast Guard Film)

    • Field Producer
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    The U.S. Coast Guard hired Silver Fir Media to produce a 30-minute documentary about the history of polar icebreaking ships, and I managed the project as producer, co-director, writer, and story editor. Producing this film involved shooting 20 interviews with retired sailors and subject-matter experts between the Pacific Northwest, New England, and Washington DC.

  • Feathers and Frontiers (US Bureau of Land Management)

    • Field Producer
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    I served as Producer, Co-Director, and Co-Editor on this natural history documentary about the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Conservation Area in southern Idaho. is home to the highest concentration of birds of prey in North America. Making this film was a year-long process that included 28 days of filming across different seasons.

  • Seattle Academy Financial Aid Fundraiser

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Commercial
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Every winter, Seattle Academy holds its “SAAS in the City” gala to raise funds for financial aid. I have directed, shot, and edited the video each year since 2017. The money raised at this event allows more students from all backgrounds to afford tuition and participate in the full experience of the school.

  • Major League Soccer: Fanning the Flames on Seattle vs. Portland

    • Field Producer
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers might have the fiercest rivalry in the MLS. This video explored that conflict as part of MLS Rivalry Week. Produced by Red Element Studios for Major League Soccer, I served as director and producer on this project.

  • Seattle Academy - Urban Opportunity

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    I directed, shot, and edited this piece for Seattle Academy, which has a unique location within the city of Seattle.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

James' Clients

  • US Army
  • US Bureau of Land Management
  • Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Hayden 5
  • Red Element Studios
  • Lake Washington Girls Middle School
  • National Park Service

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