2019 REEL

 

Last Fisherman
Feature Documentary
P/D, Camera & Lighting
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Shortcuts Software
Brand Documentary
Camera & Lighting
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Flooglebinder
Brand Documentary
DoP / AP

Canterbury
Commercial / Social
AD / Camera
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My Sound My Style
Live
Camera & Lighting
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Race Across America
Feature Documentary
DoP / AP

Beauty Bay
Commercial
Camera / Lighting
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Ellesse
Brand Documentaries
AC, Lighting & Post
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The Anholt Project
Feature Documentary
P/D, Camera & Lighting

 

 

HELLO. I'm James, a lighting / camera operator, AC & doc filmmaker based in the north of the uk - Manchester

 

My camera work has a strong photographic style inspired by Magnum photojournalists and reportage photography. I'm a film geek and a student of cinematic language; adding empathy, emotion, intuition, timing and movement to my compositions.

When I am not freelancing, I produce/direct documentaries and other short form factual content for brands, agencies and production companies. I occasionally self shoot these projects, or work with a larger crew when required. My work blurs the line between observational and controlled styles of filmmaking; resulting in organic performances and cinematic production values which enhance emotions, story and connection.

My last feature documentary received a European theatrical release after success on the international festival circuit. This year I concluded production on my third feature as a first time director of photography, on the Red Scarlet-W system.

Whether it’s directing, assisting, lighting or camera work - I try to build a connection with the audience. That tingle, we all get when a moment resonates with us. Whether expressed as an adrenaline-fuelled chest-bump, a cascade of goosebumps, a barrel roar of laughter or a simple smile.

Connection is key.

Photo by  Seb Franceschi

Say Hello

Thanks for checking out my site. Always happy to grab a coffee or something stronger to discuss projects, ideas or just talk shop.

Be well,
James.

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hello@jamesstier.co.uk
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+44 7496 53 77 11
+44 161 818 6207