Freelance Cameraman / Drone Operator based in South Wales

Freelance hire

James has been filmmaking for over 15 years and has a worked on a wide range of broadcast and commercial projects.
He works as a cameraman, director of photography, drone operator, filmmaker and photographer. He based in South Wales but works across the UK, and beyond.
Current camera equipment includes the Sony FX6 (x2), A7S3 and A74.
Lighting kit includes Aputure LED COB lights (600X, 300X, 60X) with several dome modifiers, LED Tubes, Swit LED panels, motorised rhino slider, GoPro 8 and 10, DJI RS3 Pro gimbal, Tilta Hydra vehicle mounting system, Vaxis wireless director monitor system, autocue, portable green screen and sound equipment including 6 radio mic systems (Sony/Rode), shotgun and studio microphones.
James is also a CAA and EU approved drone pilot, operating the DJI Inspire 3 X9, Mavic 3 Pro, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Avata and iFlight FPV.
Having been a qualified drone pilot since 2015, James is now one of the most experienced drone pilots in Wales. Find out more here.
Over the last few years James has had the privilege of working on the following TV programmes:
  • Coast and Country (ITV Wales) – over 250 features filmed to date.
  • Sara Elgan’s Six Nations (BBC Wales)
  • Legends of Welsh Sport – Bob Morgan (BBC Wales/Wildflame)
  • Vanished Wales Series 1, 2 and 3 (ITV Wales)
  • On the Brink (Discovery Channel)
  • Transfer (BBC Wales)
  • The Welsh Valley That Won the Lottery (Channel 4)
  • Legends of Welsh Sport – John Toshack (BBC Wales)
  • Together Stronger (BBC Wales)
  • Autumn Rugby Internationals 2022 (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Richard Hammond – The Workshop (Quest/Discovery)
  • Ruck Stars (BBC Wales)
  • Eddie Butlers Six Nations (BBC)
  • All Around Britain (ITV)
  • Scrum V (BBC Wales)
  • Clwb Rygbi (S4C)
  • Code Blue: Murder (ITV Wales)
  • Rookie Cops (ITV Wales)
  • The Children of Craig y Nos (ITV Wales)
  • Ti’n iawn? (S4C/Octogon)
  • BBC Children in Need 2020 (Candour TV)
  • The One Show (BBC 1)
  • Coronavirus Lockdown (ITV News)
  • Storm Dennis (ITV News)
  • Sound of TV (BBC/Zinc Media/Brook Lapping)
  • General Election 2019 (ITV News)
  • A Year in the Beacons (ITV Wales)
  • Welsh Lives (ITV Wales)
  • Movie Memories (ITV Wales)
  • Wales this Week (ITV Wales)
  • Y byd yn ei le (ITV Wales/S4C)
  • Rygbi Pawb (Lens360/S4C)
  • Hen Blant Bach (Darlun/S4C)
  • Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience (BBC/Lazerbeam/Copa)
  • Land of the Giants (BBC/Boom/Copa)
  • Taith Bryn Terfel: Gwlad y Gân (S4C/Boom/Copa)
His footage has also been used by the following programmes:
  • Sex Education 2 (Netflix)
  • Lorraine (ITV)
  • Wales Today (BBC)
James is also heavily involved in commercial/corporate work, find out more on our video page.
James is available for freelance hire, if you’re interested in using him for your project please do get in touch.
Talent Manager
Some of the clients and organisations James has produced work for:
Credits and Clients