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James Davis

Camera / Steadicam Owner-Operator

James is a professionally trained Steadicam Owner/Operator with experience in Feature Film, TV, Drama and Commercials. With a passion for creating visually arresting images and precisely choreographed shots to enhance any production he works on.

Available for work nationally and internationally with a full compliment of Steadicam and MoVi equipment and accessories with his services.


Feature Films

Production Director Director of Photography Job Title
Johnny English 3David KerrFlorian Hoffmeister BSCMOVI Operator/Technician
Brotherhood Noel ClarkeAaron ReidSteadicam Operator
Beautiful Devils James MarquandStuart Nicholas WhiteSteadicam Operator/Camera Operator (Dailies)
The Green Hell (Feature Documentary) Hannes Michael SchalleN/ASteadicam Operator/Mini-Cam Operator (UK Dailies)
GenesisFreddie Hutton-Mills / Bart RuspoliSara DeaneSteadicam Operator Dailies
The Habit of Beauty Mirko PincelliFabio CianchettiSteadicam Operator Dailies, A Cam UK Unit
Howl Paul HyettAdam BiddleSteadicam Operator Dailies
Down Dog Andres DussanEben BolterSteadicam Operator

Commercials / Virals

Production Director / DOP Production Company Job Title
Direct Line Smarter RoadsRoss Cairns/Marcus DomleoSaatchi SaatchiMOVI & MOVI XL Operator/A Camera
Coca-Cola Alejo Restrepo/Thiago QuadradoOgilvyMOVI Operator
Samsung Share The Stage Ross Cairns/Marcus DomleoResistance PartnersMOVI Operator
Colin Furze Joe Beverly & Sam Hurlock/David WrightBlack Sheep StudiosMOVI XL Operator (High Speed Tracking Vehicle Unit)
Treating Me RightMichael Buckman/Joe DyerCrispy BiscuitMOVI Operator
AXA Restless For A ReasonMark Zibert/Ross GiardinaRogue FIlmsMOVI Operator
HP Z: VR Daneil Lumb & Crinan Campbell/Marcus DomleoAMV BBDOMOVI Operator
Stella Artois x WimbledonRemi Weekes/Marcus DomleoBlack Label ProductionsMOVI Operator
Nike Mark Zibert/Ross GiardinaRogue FilmsMOVI Technician
Ford-Spotify Loren Coulson/Shaun LeePrism UKMOVI Operator (Tracking Vehicle Unit)
BBC Learning Robots Replace Teachers Michael Traboulsi/Lorenzo LevriniSnappin TurtleMOVI Operator/A Camera
Tour Of Britain ITV Idents Ben Lankester/James RhodesProgress FIlmMOVI Technician
Lurpak Naturalness Paul Quinn/Richard BellLeo Burnette Content2nd Unit DOP
BBC Glastonbury Idents Vicky Lawton/Marcus DomleoRankinSteadicam Operator/A Camera
BBC BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Idents Vicky Lawton/Marcus DomleoRankinSteadicam Operator/A Camera
Oakleys One Obsession Olley Starkey/Shaun LeeFour23MOVI Operator
Panasonic Headphones Tom Newman/Stefan YapHMX MediaMOVI Operator
E4/Giff Gaff Idents Grant Gilbert/Marcus DomleoDBLGMOVI Operator
ManhattanJulia Kennedy/Ed GibbsStink StudiosMOVI Operator
Just Tattoo Of Us Kate Dunn/Richard BellMTVMOVI Operator
Ex On The Beach Season 6 Promo Kate Dunn/Richard BellMTVMOVI/B Camera Operator
Celebrities Go Dating Michael Yanny/Richard BellE4/4 CreativeA Camera Operator
The Last Leg In RioJim Hayton/Richard BellChannel 4/4 CreativeSteadicam Operator
Direct Line Fleet Lights Ross Cairns/Marcus DomleoSaatchi & SaatchiMOVI Operator
Sun Dream Team Ben Jones/Marcus DomleoDark EnergyMOVI Operator/Camera Operator
Power Monkeys Jim Hayton/Richard BellE4/4 CreativeSteadicam Operator/A Camera
Vita Coco Daniel Castella/Xavi AmorosWagon TVMOVI Technician/Operator
Pantene Strong is Beautiful Campaign Ft. Ellie Goulding Uzo Oleh/Joe DyerKetchumSteadicam Operator/A Camera
Sudden Attack 2 James Nunn/Simon RowlingTerritory StudioSteadicam Operator
Mini Countryman Endless Adventure Ed Rosie/Thomas HoleIris WorldwideMOVI Operator
Ikea Box Room To Best Room Daniel Morgan/Daniel MorganWho Are They ProductionsSteadicam Operator
Ikea Box Room To Best Room Daniel Morgan/Daniel MorganWho Are They ProductionsMOVI Operator
Lamisil Bugsy/Sy TurnbullGood EggMOVI Operator/B Camera
Condor Airlines Matthew Cooper/Ruaraid Achilleos-­‐SarllLast VillageSteadicam Operator
Bluewater Christmas 2015 Steve Meredith/Richard Cornelius23RedSteadicam Operator
Unibet Luck Is No CoincidenceSacha Moore/Richard BellSignal TVSteadicam Operator/A Camera
Adidas/JD Sports RocketboostOlly Starkey/Shaun LeeFour23MOVI Operator
Fosters Helluva Tour Series IdentsJon Drever/Mattias NybergGrain MediaSteadicam Operator
Deloitte Eye For PharmaDaniel Hammersley/Adam SingodiaHold Your FireSteadicam Operator
Ballot Monkeys Series IdentsJim Hayton/Richard BellChannel 4/4 CreativeB Camera Operator
MTV Ex On The Beach 2Alex Mathieson/Richard BellMTVSteadicam Operator/A Camera
MTV BreaksAlex Mathieson / Richard BellMTVSteadicam Operator
Riccovero Autumn/Winter LookbookMorten QvaleQvale StudiosSteadicam Operator
Lucozade Sport Mile 23 TakeoverGav Rowe / Suresh KaraBig Balls FilmsSteadicam Operator
Never Underdressed: In BloomUzo Oleh / Malte RosenfeldShortlist MediaSteadicam Operator
Huntsman - Gregory Peck FilmJohn WoodsBlack BeachSteadicam / Camera Operator
Mulberry - Cara Delevingne Collection Anthony Shurmer / Martin RoachSpring69Steadicam Operator / B Camera
Le Mans 2015 It's Coming...Nissan GTR Danny Vaia / Eben BolterDisqoSteadicam Operator

Music Promos / Live Work

Production Director / DOP Production Company Job Title
Katy TempestAkinola Davies/Jack WellsPretty BirdMOVI Operator
Chase & Status All Goes Wrong Glenn Paton/Dan Stafford-ClarkBlack Dog FilmsSteadicam Operator
BMW 5 series FB Live Episode 4 Westbury Gillet3xScreen MediaSteadicam Operator
BMW 5 series FB Live Episode 3 Westbury Gillet3xScreen MediaSteadicam Operator
Anya Hindmarch Live @ London Fashion Week '16 Bouha Kazmi/Lucas CiutiLuti MediaSteadicam/B Camera
Charlotte Olympia Live @ London Fashion Week '16 Steve WareStreaming TankSteadicam Operator
Savages Live @ The 100 Club Omid Fatemi/Joppe RogPresent PlusSteadicam Operator
Jasmine Thompson 'Do It Now' Jak O'Hare/Aaron ReidGas & ElectricSteadicam Operator
Marina & The Diamonds Charlotte Rutherford/Dan Stafford-ClarkeUntitled FilmsSteadicam Operator
DJ Ride Ivo + Stefano/Ben BarberIndependentSteadicam Operator
Tove Lo 'Over' Ian Rankin / Ed GibbsHunger TVSteadicam Operator
Maverick Sabre 'Emotions Remix ft. Chip, Devlin & George the Poet' carly Cussen /Aaron ReidMOS FilmsSteadicam Operator
Amelle Berrabah 'Summertime' Carly Cussen / Stefan YapMOS FilmsSteadicam Operator
Sheppard 'Gerronimo' Justin Dickel / Brian FawcettTh2ngSteadicam Operator
Anna Calvi 'Eliza' Emma Nathan / Mattias NybergAble & BakerSteadicam Operator
Placebo ' Too Many Friends' Duncan Roe / John Miguel-KingKode MediaSteadicam Operator
A$AP Rocky Live @ O2 Academy Live Jim Harrison / Keidrych WasleyPD3Steadicam Operator

TV / Drama

Production Director / DOP Production Company Job Title
Humans Season 3Jill Robertson/Kieran McGuigan BSCChannel 4/Kudos/Wild MercuryMOVI Operator/B Camera Dailies
Edith Ep. 1 Sandy Johnson/Ed MooreBBC StudiosMOVI Operator Dailies
Born To Kill Episodes 1 & 2 Bruce Goodison/Sam CareChannel 4/World ProductionsMOVI Operator
Snow White Behind The Magic Jeremiah Crowell/Zachary GallerABC/DisneySteadicam Operator/B Camera
Red Bull TV Stories In The Key Of Life Episode 3Craig Young/ Adam FeeneyCling FilmSteadicam Operator
The Last 100 Days of DianaRudy Bednar/VariousABC InternationalSteadicam/MOVI Operator
20/20 Sound of Music Special Edition (Featuring Julie Andrews) Mark Robertson / Samuel PainterABC InternationalSteadicam Operator / B Camera

Shorts

Production Director / DOP Production Company Job Title
Everyday Stories Of Colossal Importance Sarah Dennis / Richard BellDennisandBellSteadicam Operator / A Camera
The 17th Kind Andy Collier / Lorenzo LevriniLoose Canon FilmsSteadicam Operator
SororJames Webber / Lorenzo LevriniFingercuff ProductionsSteadicam Operator
Ten to Ten Jon Plant / Adrian PeckittNFTSSteadicam Operator
I Only Have Eyes For You Daniel Bayle / Paul RobinsonFirehouseSteadicam Operator
Gorka Alenjandro Serra / Carlos BuenaventuraNFTSSteadicam Operator
Him Indoors Paul Davis / Eben BolterKesslerboy ProductionsSteadicam Operator
A Very Human Vice Steve Chamberlain / Sarah-Jane HarrisonNFTSSteadicam Operator
Bleached Katie Pow / Gareth WardKaPow Media ProductionsSteadicam Operator

Equipment

EXTENSIVE KIT LIST, ALL ITEMS WET HIRE ONLY: GPI Pro Cine-Live HD Steadicam Rig supports all cameras including 360VR and dual camera 3D set-ups if required, ExoVest Steadicam Vest,Steadicam Ultra arm 70lb payload capacity, Optical Support 136wh Impact batteries x 6, 2 x 6×4 ft Windkillers, Optical Support Steadicam Antlers, American Grip rolling Steadicam Stand with locking 6 inch pneumatic wheels, 2 x Jerry Hill Gorelock Docking/Balance Brackets. Live Broadcast/Streaming accessories: Custom Comms Adapter system for steadicam use, ACS Custom molded In-Ear Monitors, lightweight Neck-mic, Adaptear Comms Box 1 x Listen/Talk Channel and 1 x Listen only channel, both can be used simultaneously, connection cables for Motorola/Icom/4-pin or 5-pin XLR and universal 3.5mm jack adapters for listen only channel. G-Zoom Steadicam On-board zoom controller with adapter cables for All Fuji/Canon broadcast lenses. Artemis universal 2-way tally system, works with all cameras, triggers two tally lights for the operator and talent/artist. All Equipment is cased ready for national or international travel and transported in a fully customised works van with separate equipment compartment and quick release Magliner docking area for fast location moves, rigging and de-rigging. Hard-mounts, Steadicam Rickshaw, tracking vehicles, other specialist equipment and accessories available upon request.