James Copson


  • video file (mov)


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012Post Production Manager
The House Made from Rubbish
Christopher Kenna
SDMC Productions
2011 - 2012VT Editor/Production Runner
Television / TV
War Digs with Harry Harris
Christopher Wise
Mandrill Television
2011 - 2012VT Editor/Production Runner
Christopher Wise
Mandrill Television
  • Education

    2011Film and Television ProductionYork St John University


    I own (and can operate):
    Rode NTG-2, GoPro Hero 3 Black Ed, Canon C100, Final Cut Pro X, Rode Video Microphone, H4N Zoom Microphone, Canon 550D
    I can operate:
    Canon C300, Avid Media Composer

    About me

    As a graduate of Film and Television Production, a creative and enthusiastic hard working person, I am keen to make a positive impression through the art of visual media.

    I was previously employed by a York based independent production company Mandrill Television on a one month, temporary contract. This was later extended to 6 months based on my high quality of work. I was responsible for the offline and online editing (including colour correction, effects, sound editing and voiceovers) of over 50 videos for Mandrill's recently launched video content based website www.dogsclub.tv. I was also an additional camera operator when filming the content and received training in HD camera operation on a Sony EX3 as well as setting up studio shoots and lighting sets. In addition, I regularly liaised with the web design company and Managing Director to ensure the video content was correctly categorised into different sections such as dog breeds, behaviour problems and training etc. Further, I have received a television credit as additional camera on Mandrill's Discovery History series War Digs with Harry Harris, after my camera capabilities were recognised by the Managing Director. Evidently, I am able to carry out the production and editing of videos to an exceptional standard.

    I am extremely passionate about the creative art of video production and regularly utilise my free time to produce independent projects and videos. I have received awards for my work as a director and my films have featured in numerous film festivals. I own a Canon 550D camera with external microphone and I have recently invested in an apple iMac with Final Cut Pro to improve my editing and video production skills in my spare time. I have a keen interest in photography as well as video which often benefits the project I am working on, as high quality images are available for use as video thumbnails and support publicity.

    I am a diligent worker and I am quick to pick up new skills. Being highly ambitious, I am eager to learn and improve my abilities and have an abundance of ideas and enthusiasm to aid in the expansion and growth of your company. I have excellent references and work exceptionally well alone or as part of a collaboration. I own my own mode of transportation so I would be able to commute to various locations easily. I would be very grateful if you would consider me for this vacancy. A selection of my work can be found on www.vimeo.com/jcopson for your reference.


    Christopher Wise

    Christopher Kenna

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Investigative
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Television
    • Youth TV
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Experienced in
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    Years in industry
    • less than a year