Topside Camera Operator
Natural History | Filming at Height | People | Expeditions
Passion: Filming in the Rainforest Canopy.
Core Skills: Long lens animal behaviour, aerial cable-cam systems, presenter-led sync and high-level technical rope access.
James is an EMMY & RTS award winning cameraman specialising in natural history and filming at height. Highly experienced at working in remote wilderness locations, he is particularly passionate about filming in the rainforest canopy and has spent the last 21 years working regularly for industry leaders such as the BBC and National Geographic. James has been fortunate to work on many acclaimed productions along the way, including numerous Attenborough projects and has been BAFTA award nominated several times. Core skills include long lens animal behaviour, aerial cable-cam systems, presenter-led sync and high-level technical rope access. Alongside his film work James also presents programmes for BBC Radio and is author of the book THE MAN WHO CLIMBS TREES published by Penguin 2017.
See more of James's work here
Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees - BBC1 - 2017
Islands in Time - Nat Geo - 2016
H is for HAWK - Natural World BBC2 - 2017
Earth's Natural Wonders - BBC1 - 2015