James Chesterton

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Steadicam operator
Commercial
MulberryI P
2017Steadicam operator
Film (Short)
Sunday WorshipShunk Films
2016 - 20172nd AC
Television / TV
WillTNT
20162nd AC
Television / TV
The White Princess
Jamie Payne
Company Pictures
20162nd AC
Television / TV
The White Princess
Jamie Payne
starz
2016Steadicam Operator
Film (Short)
DeniseRestless by Nature
2014 - 20152nd AC, 2nd unit
Film (Feature)
Spectre
Sam Mendes
Bond24
2015Steadicam Operator
Film (Short)
Franklins BrainLiam Quinn
2015Camera Operator
Film (Short)
Corner to Corner
Ben Mankin
Ben Mankin
2015Steadicam Operator
Film (Short)
The AwakeningCut2Productions
20152nd A
Film (Feature)
AoDOctober Films Ltd
20142nd AC. A camera
Television / TV
PoldarkMammoth Screen Ltd
20142nd AC. B camera
Television / TV
The Casual VacancyBBC
20132nd Camera assistant, 3D unit
Film (Feature)
One Direction 3D Movie, This is UsSony Entertainment
2013A Camera, 2nd AC
Television / TV
New WorldsCompany Pictures
20112nd Camera Assistant B Camera
Television / TV
SherlockHartswood Films Ltd
2011Clapper Loader
Film (Feature)
Hunky DoryMulligan and Nesbitt
2011Clapper Loader
Film (Feature)
Hunky DoreyMulligan and Nesbitt
2011Clapper Loader
Commercial
NiviaASD Lionheart
2011Clapper Loader
Television / TV
Spooks 10Kudos Productions
20112nd Camera Assistant, dailies
Film (Feature)
Street Dance 3D IISD2 Ltd
20102nd Camera Assistant, dailies
Television / TV
BBCLuther
2010Clapper Loader
Music Video
Magnetic Man / Going NowwhereHIS
2010Focus Puller
Film (Feature)
The Hike
Rupert Bryan
Motion Picture House
20102nd Assistant Camera B Cam (dailies)
Film (Feature)
Ironclad
Thomas English
Runnymede
20102nd Assistant Camera
Commercial
Sainsburys Jamie OliverQI Commercials
2009 - 2010clapper Loader
Film (Feature)
PsychosisRedsparrow
2009Clapper Loader
Film (Short)
Idle HandsWax Agency
2009clapper Loader
Television / TV
Doc MartinBuffalo Productions
2009clapper Loader (Dailies)
Television / TV
MerlinShine Ltd
2008Clapper Loader B camera
Television / TV
LewisITV
2008clapper Loader (Dailies)
Television / TV
SpooksKudos Productions
20082nd Assistant Camera (dailies)
Television / TV
SkinsCompany Pictures
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016Steadicam Silver CourseTiffen UK
    2011Level 2 Diploma for clapper loaders (QCF),UAL Ealing Institute of Media.
    2003Photography BA (Hons)Southampton

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Steadicam Shadow Rig . *Can be used with any camera weight
    I can operate:
    Alexa, Sony F55, Sony F65, Red Dragon, All 16mm film cameras, All 35mm cameras, Red, Panavision, Arri, 3D rigs

    About me

    I am a Steadicam owner operator with my rig being able to support any camera or format.

    I have worked my way up the camera department ranks and gained over 15 years experience in feature films and major TV drama. Learning from the best in the business and being part of the creative filming on productions has given me a great understanding and knowledge to get the best out of every situation.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • PHOTOGRAPHY BA (Hons), Southampton Solent University

    • Level 2 Diploma for clapper loaders (QCF), UAL Ealing Institute of Media.

    Steadicam Tiffen Silver. 2016

    PANAVISION: Platinum, Millennium, XL, Genesis, ARRI: (35mm) III / ST / LT / 435 / 535. (16mm) SR3 / 416. (HD) D-21, ALEXA, ALEXA M

    MOVIECAM: Compact, AATON: Xtera, Minima, RED: One, Epic, 3D RIGS: ParadiseFX, 3ALITY, PANASONIC: AJ-SDX900

    SONY: F55, F65, HDW-F900R, EX3-XDCAM, CANON: 5DmkII, 5DmkIII, 7D, C300, C500

    EXPERIENCE:

    • PC & Apple Computer Literate: Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Word, Excel.

    • Steadicam Operator / assistant course at MK-V UK Trained by Howard J. Smith and Chris McGuire

    Additional information:

    • World travel experience including Africa, Asia and Middle East.

    • PADI Open Water Diving Licence.

    • Experienced Skier

    • D.O.B – 09 March 1981.

    • Full driving licence

    • BECTU Member

    • Member of GBCT – Guild of British Camera techniciansKIT:

    • Canon 5D Mark II,

    • Canon lenses - 16-35mm F.2.8 | 50mm F.1.8 | 70-200mm F.2.8

    • Hand held rig, follow focus, 4ft slider and tripod with fluid head

    • F&V portable ring light

    • GoPro Hero and Gopro Hero 3 Black and mounts and rigs

    • MacBook Pro

    Referees

    please contact

    Additional Information

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Motoring
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Sport
    • Television
    • Travel
    Licenses
    • Diving (PADI)
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Experienced in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live TV
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Reality TV
    • Sport
    • Television
    • Travel
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BECTU (UK)
    • GBCT (UK)

    Professional Recommendations

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    Excellent camera assistant. Very experienced and highly knowledgeable.