James Duncan

National Youth Film Academy Approved Member - Filmmaker

Primary Job Title:

Camera Trainee

Secondary Job Title:



Film, Photography

Interested In:

Film, Photography, Animation

About Me

I am a full-time freelance cinematographer and stills photographer, having worked as a portrait and events photographer since I was at school, at the age of 15. My work has been featured on the following publications: Croydon Advertiser, BFI (Twitter), BFI Future Film (FB, Twitter), Apogee (FB). Having been in the tech industry for a number of years, I have focused on gaining experience in independent short film and as a young filmmaker I hope to obtain more work with professional productions.

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Stills Photographer, 2019

Gods of the Marsh, Short Film

Window Zebra

Directed by Joe Archer

1st AC/2nd Unit Camera, 2019

Manhunt, Short Film

Sollywood Productions

Directed by Charles Solly

Runner, 2019

Fantasy League, Commercial


Directed by Anton Russell

Director of Photography , 2019

We Fell, Short Film

Pierstreet Productions

Directed by Frankie Fairbrass

Production Assistant, 2019

Cancelled, Short Film

National Youth Film Academy

Directed by Ed Bragg

Director of Photography, 2018

The Lounge, Short Film

National Youth Film Academy

Directed by Luke Flynn


Set Ready

National Youth Film Academy



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Foundation Filmmaker's Course




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Floor Runners Bootcamp

Floor Runners Bootcamp



Film and TV Work Experience

Film Crew (BFI Future Film Festival)

British Film Institute

3 Days   (21st Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019)

Future Film Labs Volunteer (Cam Op for Livestream)

British Film Institute

1 Day   (27th Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019)

Course Assistant on Set Ready Course

National Youth Film Academy

11 Days   (8th Apr 2019 - 19th Apr 2019)

Events Runner at Raindance Film Festival


11 Days   (18th Sep 2019 - 29th Sep 2019)

Equipment Experience

Canon 5D Mark IV

Owned by filmmaker

Owned camera for about a year now for stills and videography

DJI Ronin S

Owned by filmmaker

Experience with gimbal

Showreel & Media

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