Robert  James

Robert James

Producer, Director & Editor

  • Location: London UK
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Currently head of fully integrated digital, video production & post agency specialising in filmmaking, producing, editing, design, development, web & social campaigns for agencies, broadcasters and clients in media industries.
Recent clients include IBM, Wimbledon, Ogilvy, McCann Erickson, A Different Kind Of Animal, Moving Brands, SKY, BBC .

About me: I am a producer, director & award-winning editor with experience in broadcast, film, commercial, and digital markets for the past 15 years in London. Previously, I completed the MFA Program in Directing at Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

I thrive on creating content, projects and campaigns where I can push elements of digital technology, creativity, thought and emotion that resonate with audiences worldwide.

I have recently produced and directed a 360 campaign for Ogilvy One, Wimbledon and IBM featuring Watson, Wimbledon’s first Artificial Intelligence pundit. The campaign was broadcast over all digital outlets worldwide live during Wimbledon 2017 with over 9 million hits from launch.

I have also directed a series of ads featuring Instagram influencers for ADKOA and the Cantu hair brand. The campaign received over 7 million hits and launched the product premiere in the UK.

Recently I won a Promax Gold award in 2016 for an AXN / Sony rebrand campaign. I also launched a BBC Worldwide Drama Promo for their 2016 Annual Showcase in Liverpool, featuring Sherlock & Dr. Who.

I worked with Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television for 7 years as promo producer for campaigns for their TV networks worldwide. I have been on contract with Virgin, Vice, Ogilvy as well as Jamie Oliver's Freshone.tv.

I am well versed in all aspects of digital, web campaigns and film production and post in Adobe CC, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Speed Grade, Da Vinci Resolve, FCP 7 & X, Logic X, Audition, Final Draft, and all codecs and delivery standards for broadcast, web and theatrical release.

Work History

Creative & Promo Producer - WCRS

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Freelance Creative and Editor - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Promo Producer - ichi worldwide

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Promo Producer - SapientNitro

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Promo Producer & Editor - The Walt Disney Company

Aug 2014 - Oct 2014

Promo Producer - Bloomberg LP

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014

Promo Producer - VICE Media, Inc.

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

Editor & Creative - FreshOne

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

Director - Media 007

Jul 2012 - Jan 2014

Director, Producer and Editor - Sony Pictures Entertainment

May 2009 - Apr 2013

Freelance Editor - Publicis Groupe

2008 - 2010

Editor - Maverick Media

2008 - 2010

Online Editor - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

Editor & Producer - Saatchi & Saatchi

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Editor / Online - Imagination

2009 - 2009

Producer & Online Editor - Grey Group

2009 - 2009

Producer & Editor - Mother

2009 - 2009

Editor & Producer - BBC

2007 - 2009

Producer / Editor - Mission Media TV

2008 - 2008

News Editor & Segment Producer - CNBC

2008 - 2008

Editor & Producer - Ogilvy & Mather

2008 - 2008

Editor - Wieden + Kennedy

2007 - 2008

Online Editor - Passion Pictures

2007 - 2008

Editor / Producer - McCann Erickson

Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

Producer / Director - Diesel

2007 - 2007

Editor - Passion Pictures

2006 - 2007

Education

Film Directing - MFA - NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

1999 - 2004

English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - University of Maryland College Park

1994 - 2000

Skills

  • Compliance and legal
  • Editing
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Project management
  • Specific hardware/equipment skills
  • Specific software skills

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