I have no reservations whatsoever in being a referee for James Ian Gray. James is one of the most technically proficient people I have come across in the industry. He has a can-do approach to everything and has a friendly, easygoing personality that helps him fit in in all situations. He has talents in a wide range of disciplines in the film/TV industries and is an asset to any production he works on.
Jgrayonline.com James Ian Gray - Camera Assistant, Codex DIT.
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With over 5 years of experience. For a CV or more information please go to Http://www.jgrayonline.com or call me on 07782113490 or 02089321031
With over just over 5 years in the broadcast industry, and working for companies such as BBC, Ideal Shopping Direct, and now a Freelance Lighting Cameraman, Sound Operator/ Recordist and Final Cut Pro Editor.
Born in UK Grantham, James was brought into a family full of art and music. Learning the piano at the age of 5, and then learning the guitar from the age of 12. From Secondary School James got involved with amateur Theatre inside and outside of his school, being the main man when it came to anything technical. James learnt all his lighting techniques through out school working with other professions light and sound technicians he soon became trained up in sound and lighting.
His potential was seen by the his head teacher and was approached to make a school promotional video, learning new ways and camera techniques James learnt how to edit and how to use a camera. From School James took his knowledge to college to study at Melton Mowbray and learnt a professional way of learning, also with making experiments and playing about his experience grew and the college saw his potential with what his was capable with. Also learning advance techniques with editing, lighting and sound, while taking other courses like photography and multimedia, web and CD/DVD Authoring. At the end of his course won the best practical student and three distinctions leading him to one of the top students in his year. This lead James onto University where he specialized in Single camera and Drama also Documentary and reinforced his talents and skills, he also learnt how to use a glide-cam and stedi-cam.
His talents were picked up from his local shopping TV channel from when he finished his course at university and learnt a solid grounding of Sound and the theory of Sound, including on the side learning about broadcast engineering, camera operations, and broadcast studio and location lighting.
James then found himself at the BBC as a Runner in 2007 working his way up. He helped out in all post production processes from begining to end, while going on shoots with producers and AP's, helping out from researching, logging, sound, camera assisting, and editing including motion graphics. His talents improved post-production including being on call 24/7 for the department for all their technical needs, James's talents excelled the performance of the work place and helped editors working on tight deadlines work to their maximum with no constraints. His work didn't go unrecognized because he was made the Technical Supervisor for all edit suites and production kit within the unit. James moved up-to Researcher at the BBC, where he edited clips for BBC YouTube, bbc.co.uk and mobile. He found himself in a good position researching rights and contacting executive producers for permissions, etc.
Also making montages for Marketing for online content, for 'The Apprentice', 'Doctor Who', and many more.
Camera Assistant for Film and TV.
JGrayOnline.com is run by James Ian Gray. With over 5 years of knowledge of the Film and TV industry, he has work with companies such as Peter Bailey, BBC, Lion TV, Oxford Films, Electra, Teponu, LoneStar Productions, Stink Productions, NFTS, Presenter Studio and many, many more.
James Ian Gray is now focusing and specialising in Camera. Now available for Camera Assistanting, and DIT work.
Find out if I free for you by looking at my calendar.... Click Here to view! or call me now on 07782113490 and if you can't get through to me drop me a tweet @jgrayonline or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"James is a fantastic asset to any creative team, not only with his multi skilled approach, problem solving and team spirit but his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty and always with a cheeky smile on his face."
Stephen French - Mustard Berlin
"James is a real talent. His 'can do' attitude coupled with his creative and technical skills make him a real find. His camera, sound and editing skills are second to none as you will soon find out for yourself. He always goes above and beyond the call of duty and always strives for perfection. We would recommend him to anyone, just as long as you ask if we need him first!"
Gareth Davies and Leon Campbell, TV Producers and MD's of The Presenter Studio.
James Ian Gray has a very wide knowledge range of all things technical, from Camera, Sound, Lighting and Editing. At the moment James is looking to specialise in Camera. Although with knowledge of all-round production values, James doesn't let quality slip. With being freelance for over 2 years James strives to give the highest quality and to offer all his talents and services at competitive prices that suit every decreasing budgets.
So why not try James out today and you'll be saying the same as these guys. Give him a call on: 07782113490 email@example.com
"James is brillant and an asset to The Tunnel. Our previous soundperson really wasn't up to scratch so there was a lot of pressure on James to deliver from the very first day and we are very happy with his work. He's now a regular part of our team and also my go-to guy for any future jobs. Very easy to get on with and knowledgeable too which is always a bonus!" Jody VandenBurg Director, 'The Tunnel' Tunnel Films
"James worked with me on several projects including the Barts Cancer Centre films. He is a reliable and a technically savvy worker, and seems to know everything about modern technology! He's also a good chap to have around in general. I would love to have him in my team again. "
David Hewitt, Satellite Pictures
"James worked beyond the call of duty to ensure that I realised my vision of the screenplay. His suggestions were insightful & his skills very high. The standard he sets himself makes him an asset to any film crew. I was in safe hands & so was my project."
K R Best, writer-director, June 2010
"Royal Holloway College University of London Department of Drama and Theatre recruited James Gray in March 2010 to work as a free-lance IT / film technician overseeing London University students working in the Drama Departments Digital Studio. His key responsibilities were to supervise, assist and instruct students working with various software creating video and audio effects/ cues for productions and final degree course assessment. James immediately grasped the fundamentals of the software and equipment that the drama dept have installed requiring limited induction. He was obviously drawing on his broad knowledge in this area. An immediate relationship was built with the students and they quickly came to trust his advice and direction as they explored the various possibilities the equipment presented them with. During the three months James worked with the students material of consistently high standard was presented for assessment and performance. James is consistently punctual, polite, reliable, helpful, respectful and all the time maintaining a sense of humour. He is the technician of choice when the department require free-lancers to work on projects. I have no hesitation in recommending and commending this young capable professional. Please fell free to contact me; care of Royal Holloway College should you require more information."
Sean Brennan – Production Manager – London University.
"As both writer and director of "3's A Crowd" I knew pretty much what I wanted to see from the finished piece. James instinctively knew what my vision was after just looking at the script and discussion on the first day. He is first class at choosing the correct lighting and nothing was too much trouble for him through the whole shoot. He even did a first edit for me which saved me a lot of time and effort. Brilliant to work with."
Heather Carter-Drake, Actress Writter and Director.
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Camera Assistant Kit: -Lindcraft Jumbo AC Pouch w/FT Logo -Pancro Cleaner Lens Fluid -T-Handle Stubby #7 Screwdriver -Insert Camera Slate -Lindcraft Grip/AC Belt 2" -Stylus 3 Black with White LED -Lindcraft Tape Lanyard 16" Small -Paper Tape White 1/4 -Paper Tape Black 2" -1" Black Camera Tape Small -Bongo Ties Black - 10 pk -Staedtler Lumocolor SF NonPerm 4-Color -Rosco Lens Tissue -Ultra Clarity Micros Cloth -Keson 50' Tape Measure -Bondhus GorillaGrip 9pc Inch Set Small -Filmtools® Sharpie® Fine Point Marker (Black) -Dry Marker-Eraser Fine Point -Black Dry Marker w/ Eraser -Dixon Phano Peel-Off China Mkr White -Marks Perm LG Chisel Black -Lindcraft Canned Air Pouch Blk w/FT Logo -DHAP Vswab Sensor Cleaning (1.0X) Orange -Visible Dust Vdust Plus Formula 8ml -Filmtools Big Blower -Focus charts Printed- B&W -B&W professional boarded Focus chart -Colour Chart boarded Chart -Small Slate - Acrylic- no sticks -Small Clapper - Acrylic- B&W sticks -Clapper - Acrylic- B&W sticks -Clapper - Acrylic- Colour sticks -Leatherman - Leatherman Supertool 300 Black -4x Air spray - Cleaner -Gaffa and Specialised camera tape of various colours -Small to large screw drivers -Camera and Film Negitivelogging sheets -SetWear gloves -Lighting Leather Gloves -2x FilmTools Loader and Assistant Large Pouch -Small pouch -BNC to Phono (RCA) 2 meter Lead -BNC to BNC 1 meter Lead -12x BNC female to BNC female conntector -4x BNC T-piece junction connector -4x BNC to RCA connector -The Camera Assistant's Manual by David E. Elkins SOC -Setwear Jumbo AC Pouch -Setwear Crew Belt -Maglight LED -Tape measure -3x Fiber Glass and cloth tape measures -Lazer distance measure -Various lens cleaning cloths -Carl Zeiss cleaning kit and sprays -x8 Croc Clips large -x10 Croc Clips Small -Loads of various sized reusable cable ties -Hand warmer for those cold days -CineBags CB-01 (CB01) Production Bag(And Much Much MORE.....)
DIT/ Data Wrangler Kit: - Mac Book Pro 2009 Version 15inch - Snow Lepard (4GB Ram, 300GB HDD, 2.5GHZ Dual Core) Final Cut Pro 7 + Studio, Toast 10, Avid Media composer, CS5 Master Collection, Red + SXS imaging transfer. - Mav Book Pro 2011 Version 15inch - Lion (8GB Ram, 500GB HDD, 2.3GHZ i7 Dual Core) Final Cut Pro 7 + Studio, Toast 11, Avid Media composer, CS5 Master Collection, Red + SXS imaging transfer. -Portable Lacie 500GB drive -3TB non portable HDD WD -2x USB + 1x Firwire 800 Compact flash reader -FCP Keyboard -Neg/ Digital logging sheets
Camera Kit: -Manfroto with 501HDV head -ProAim Shoulder Rig and Follow Focus -Canon EOS 5D mark ii (2)+ 6x 3hour batteries -Lenses - Canon L 17-40 4.0f,Canon L 24-70 2.8f, Canon L 70-200 4.0f. -Okii usb remote follow focus -NDs 3,6,9 -4x 64GB compact flash cards and hard carry case -Firewire compact flash reader -2x USB 2 compact flash readers -Cleaning kits from Assistants Kit -5D Rain Cover -Lowpro 5D Bag -Sony Z1e + 9x 3-6hour batteries -Petrol Trolly and carry case
Lighting: -Top Light Hallogen -Top Light LED -Gells (including x3 CTB, x3 CTO, + full difuser) -Lighting Gloves -4x Lighting Stands and extender arm -Pop up Green Screen -Silver, Gold (5 in 1) Reflector
Sound Kit: -Sound Devices 788T (250GB HDD) + Leads and batteries (From Sony Z1e) -C8 controller -X2 ME66 -Rode NG2 -G2 100Seinnheiser Radio Mic -2x G3 100 Seinnheiser Radio mics -XLR to XLR Various lengths from 0.5meters to 20meters -Other leads (please contact for your needs)
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