Nick James

Film | Photography | Design

As a visual storyteller, my creations take form in many mediums. This means that I am always learning new tools to help me in my craft. I direct and shoot videos, cutting tales from dialogue and action. I also work in web design and have a solid understanding of html5, CSS and basic coding. My photography should hopefully speak for itself.

Film

I've been producing video of all types over the past six years, ranging from live music events and music videos to promotional material and training videos. I have a full working knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite and generally shoot and light my own material. I have shot on film, broadcast camera's and DSLR's.

Shutterspace, A production company and Cape Town blog I co-founded in 2012, became the base of operations for my foray into film and photography. I designed the website to showcase and build a brand around my work. I also write for the blog.

Photography

Having graduated as a D.O.P, it was only natural to hone my skills as a photographer, utilising my advanced lighting and composition training to my advantage. I own my own photographic gear and have worked on location and in studio.

I have shot photography for lots of clients including Brandhouse, Redbull, Spur, Woolworths, Butler's Pizza, Avansa and many more. I also have experience in wedding photography, stock and editorial. Did I mention I am ace at timelapse photography too?

Design

My passion for composition, art and narrative has helped tune my eye for modern design. I am passionate about understanding UX design and am constantly researching the latest design trends. I use the full Adobe Suite to my advantage and have good experience working with web design and wireframing.

Working with media and digital graphic content for clients has often required drafting up the copy that comes bundled with it. This forces me to stay ahead of the game with social media, CRM and CMS.

Film

Narrative Showreel

My work through film school and my first years in the industry. Watch short films

Corporate Showreel

Some digital media work. Watch all these videos and more in my production portfolio

Photography

Design