James has worked as a camera operator
on numerous Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and commercials, and as a
cinematographer on TV series and independent Canadian features, while
documentaries have taken him everywhere from the Downtown Eastside to a
helicopter over the Great Wall of China. He has co produced two feature films,
numerous shorts, and more recently, he wrote, directed, photographed and edited
his second award-winning short film. James joined the IATSE camera guild in
1984, and is a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.