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James Drake

Waverly, Virginia

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About Me

I'm a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Assistant Camera from Virginia. I freelance and I'm also the owner of 12Gates Films & Services, a production company which specializes in marketing and branding through film and video.

I have been in the industry since 2013.

2017 Director of Photography Reel
Added on 2/8/2018
Sampling of some of my recent DP work.

Credits

Director of Photography – The Bluelight

March, 2018 — March, 2018
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Camera Assistant – First Time Flippers (Season 8)

February, 2018 — February, 2018
Television – Boy Wonder Productions/DIY Network

Camera Operator – St. James Invitational Tournament

February, 2018 — February, 2018
Live Event – FloSports

Director of Photography – Bravery

January, 2018 — current
Short Film – Sandra Demetrius

Camera Operator – Yuletide Ball Championships

December, 2017 — January, 2018
Live Event – FloSports

Camera Operator – Roll Call Live: Infrastructure Decoded

December, 2017 — December, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Camera Assistant – First Time Flippers (Season 8)

December, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – Boy Wonder Productions/DIY Network

Director of Photography – The Miracle Project

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Short Film – Sandra Demetrius

Director of Photography – No Idea

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Short Film – Brian Cortez

Technical Director – PSC Council Vision

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Camera Operator – Government IT Sales Summit

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Camera Operator – CEI Strategic Big Southern Classic

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Live Event – FloSports

Camera Operator – PSC Council Vision

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Camera Operator – PCMA Capital Chapter's REWIND

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Assistant Camera – First Time Flippers (Season 5)

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – Boy Wonder Productions/DIY Network

Director of Photography – The Gym Downtown

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Golden Thrones Productions/Limitless International

Camera Operator – AFCEA/Signal Live Online Event

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Director of Photography – Csaplar Wedding

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Live Event – James M. Drake Media

Director of Photography – Kids & Couture

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Sandra Demetrius

Camera Operator – Digital Transformation: Laying the Foundation for IT Modernization

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Director of Photography – Miner Wedding

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Live Event – James M. Drake Media

Camera Operator – Arrow - Data Everywhere

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Corporate – Performedia

Camera Operator – St. John's College vs. St. John Bosco (Football)

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Live Event – FloSports

Camera Operator – American Heritage vs. Bishop Sullivan (Football)

August, 2017 — August, 2017
Live Event – FloSports

Director of Photography – Hudson Wedding

August, 2017 — August, 2017
Live Event – James M. Drake Media

Director of Photography – Look Now, Look Again

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Short Film – Fidget Filmers

Camera Operator – National Lacrosse Classic

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Live Event – First Scout Productions

Camera Operator – DCI Tour of Champions

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Live Event – FloSports

1st Assistant Camera – Lamayah - Yesterday

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Music Video – TVJerry

Director of Photography – Brittany - PLUS

June, 2017 — June, 2017
Short Film – James M. Drake Media

Assistant Camera – Strange Inheritance

May, 2017 — September, 2017
Television – Towers Productins/Fox

Editor – Yholeata - Hey Bby

May, 2017 — June, 2017
Music Video – Mazio Eden

Camera Operator – Major League Triathlon - Charlotte

May, 2017 — May, 2017
Live Event – Sport Stream Media

Camera Operator – The U.S. Finals - Virginia Beach (Cheer)

May, 2017 — May, 2017
Live Event – FloSports

Director of Photography – Melendy Wedding

May, 2017 — May, 2017
Live Event – James M. Drake Media

Camera Operator – Arijit Singh, Live in Concert

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Live Event – EVP Productions Inc.

Sound Mixer – Finding Boaz

March, 2017 — June, 2017
Feature – MAM, Inc.

Sound Mixer – Dreamers Imagine

March, 2017 — April, 2017
Short Film – Paris Boynes

Director of Photography – David

March, 2017 — April, 2017
Short Film – Sandra Demetrius

Director of Photography – The Story

February, 2017 — February, 2017
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Camera Utility – Richmond Spiders Sports

October, 2016 — current
Live Event – SpiderTV

Sound Mixer – The Thorn, The Music, The Flowers

August, 2016 — August, 2016
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Sound Mixer – Artichoke: The Art of the Choke

August, 2016 — August, 2016
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Director of Photography – The Voluntourist (Pilot)

July, 2016 — July, 2016
Television – Rezolution Films

Director of Photography – Zenz Massage Stones

July, 2016 — July, 2016
Commercial – Linda Thornburg Productions

Director of Photography – The Five Hour Interview

May, 2016 — May, 2016
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Assistant Editor – Sure Thing

April, 2016 — June, 2016
Feature – Ramier Productions

Director of Photography – Specters

April, 2016 — April, 2016
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Director of Photography – Tom's Last Night

March, 2016 — March, 2016
Short Film – Bluelight Services LLC

Grip – Still Life

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Short Film – Illusions Filmworks

Boom Operator – In My Father's Fields

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Online – Bluelight Services LLC

Boom Operator – Shame

September, 2015 — September, 2015
Online – Bluelight Services LLC

Director of Photography – Shame

August, 2015 — August, 2015
Short Film – James M. Drake Media

Director of Photography – The Baptist General Convention

June, 2015 — July, 2015
Corporate – Baptist General Convention

Director of Photography – Morgan Avery McCoy - EPK

June, 2015 — June, 2015
Online – MAM, Inc.

Director of Photography – Something to Talk About

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Online – MAM, Inc.

Director of Photography – The Color of Pain

March, 2015 — May, 2015
Short Film – Motives 2 Motivate

Camera Operator – Oasis Gathering

February, 2015 — February, 2015
Live Event – Larry Hill

Camera Operator – Evolution of a Black Girl

January, 2015 — January, 2015
Live Event – MAM, Inc.

Camera Operator – Forecast 2015

January, 2015 — January, 2015
Live Event – Larry Hill

Camera Operator – Interpersonal Communication

August, 2014 — August, 2014
Corporate –

Camera Operator – She's Got Issues

July, 2014 — July, 2014
Live Event – MAM, Inc.

Camera Operator – Kingdom Pursuers Ministries Live

March, 2013 — July, 2015
Television – Kingdom Pursuers Ministries

Director of Photography – The HBCU Experience

April, 2011 — April, 2011
Corporate –

Camera Operator – New Beginning Tabernacle Ministries

March, 2011 — April, 2012
Television – New Beginning Tabernacle Ministries

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