JAMES BURGESS, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
AWARD-WINNING DP SERVICES, available for indie features, TVCs,
documentaries, corporate/industrial, and educational productions
JAMES BURGESS, EDITOR
POST PRODUCTION SERVICES / Picture Edit,
Color Grade Supervisor, Post Production Supervisor
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817 • 905 • 3594
Particularly known as a “storyteller”, James weaves technical proﬁciency and artistic expression into decidedly poignant messages. James has produced and directed hundreds of ﬁlms, videos and TV commercials.
Specializing in dramatic narrative, documentary, high-end corporate image, and the educational genres, James is able to produce striking and impressive images efﬁciently and artistically within the constraints of given budgets.
His numerous productions have taken him to locations around the world --
Australia, Brazil, China, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Philippine Islands, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Thailand, Uganda and
Vietnam, as well as many locations in the United States and Canada.
His work has received some of the industry’s most prestigious awards from such organizations as the International Film and TV Festival of New York, INTERCOM,
CINE, Parents Choice, Houston International Film Festival, Telly Awards, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Dove Foundation and the National Educational Media Network.
His experiential knowledge includes proficiencies in both film and electronic media. His introduction to filmmaking began in high school with the production
of a Super 8mm SCI-FI short. Upon entering the professional world, he specialized in the production of 16mm TV spots and documentaries as a Director/DP/Editor. His innate storytelling talent and technical aptitude made him a natural for producers looking for someone able to master the entire workﬂow and under-
stand how each phase of production was interrelated.
James has a Bachelor of Science Degree, Cinema, and has performed as Director
of Photography, Cinematographer, Editor, Director, Producer, Set Designer, Recording Engineer/Mixer, Production Designer, Post Production Supervisor and Screenwriter.
"Very powerful film, James. Beautifully photographed. You always loved the anamorphic frame and knew how to play people within that frame. The lighting was beautifully modeled. None of this surprises me for your work has always been exceptional and way ahead of it's time."
Roy H. Wagner, ASC
Director of Photography
"D.P. James Burgess has the distinct challenge of lensing a film that needs to balance the horror of human trafficking with the difficult to understand but undeniable faith that radiates throughout Pursuit of Freedom. Burgess accomplishes wonders here, never flinching through the film's more challenging scenes but also never letting us forget these are human beings and children of God."
The Independent Critic
"As my DP for the last 3 years, James' work has been flawless. No matter my idea, he is always up for the challenge and successful in the execution. He is communicative, timely, tireless and committed to the final product. You won't be disappointed."
MERIDITH MANNING PRODUCTIONS
"James is wonderful to work with - a true professional, he knows his
stuff, he delivers stunning footage and he has a great attitude throughout
all the ups and downs production can throw at him. Highly recommended!”
Rick Garside, PGA
SIDE BY SIDE FILMS
"Beyond the amazing footage, I am honestly blessed by your love of the craft and of the entire filmmaking process. Your contribution was immeasurable."
OGOPOGO FILM COMPANY
"James is an exceptionally gifted director of photography, but it doesn't stop there. From concept development to project completion, James has been a key element to
our success as storytellers. His imagery, ideas, and collaboration always bring our projects to the next level and that in turn helps us to breakout in a very crowed industry. We chose James to shoot, edit and supervise post production of our last project. The finished work was so impressive that we were able to get a meeting with LA producers. We highly recommend James and look forward to working with him on our next project."
Robert and Sarah Cook
ELEVENTH HOUR MOTION PICTURES
“James is one of the finest DP's I've had the privilege to work with. The images he captured with his RED package are simply gorgeous and creatively compelling. He's thoughtful, focused, professional and I look forward to working with him again on another movie. I highly recommend James for all your film and media work."
Writer, Producer, Director
I highly recommend James Burgess on any project. He is very professional
and his composition skills behind the camera are second to none!!
BLEU BAYOU PICTURES
"First of all, DAMN! I say that only because you have such a good "eye,"
and sense of the emotional heart in a scene. One word on your reel ... WOW!
Off the scale good. Absolutely beautiful work.
May I forward it to people as an example of a talented professional I respect?"
ACTOR, Coach and Voice Talent
"Intellectual or physical, he’s always in the trenches getting it done. His uncanny ability to make magic is astounding. Soft, intimate scenes, huge breath-taking panoramas, or intense action sequences, it doesn’t make any difference … his magic happens."
TIDE POOL ENTERTAINMENT
"As a DP, James Burgess has an inspired cinematic vision, deep understanding of the technicalaspects of the process and is an invaluable collaborative partner on the day. I would highly recommend him as an essential part of any film project."
PATHLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC