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About
James Powers

shooter, editor, animator, creative.

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The History


I lived a very cultured childhood as I was raised in the Serengeti, where my father was the king. All was not well as I was tempered by severe hardship as both my father and I were betrayed by my deceitful uncle, who was third in line to the throne, I was second.

So in a violent ploy, my uncle, Scar, made a pact with the local hyenas, where they murdered my father, and attempted to kill me. For safety, I was forced to flee deep into the jungle, away from the Pride Lands, because both Scar and the hyenas were out to get me.

After befriending a meerkat and a warthog in the jungle, I had plenty of time to reflect on my past and concluded I can no longer run as I must rightfully claim my power. I later returned to the Pride Lands to usurp my power, and thus complete the circle of life.


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Fake. Phonetic.Alphabet

Too Much Free Time?

After carefully building a list of words to negate the phonetic alphabet, we decided it would be hilarious to use it to thoroughly confuse people. What better way to use it that to bust out a couple of words while making a dinner reservation, at a restaurant that doesn’t typically take reservations?

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Demo Reel 2014

This Should Be Updated

Created in 2012, I’ve gathered both commissioned and passion projects to unpack my capability. This was created with a rich mix of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Final Cut X and Cinema 4D. Be on the look out for an updated version as I update the website.

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Firehouse Video

Alternatives To Treating Juvenile Delinquency

Summary to follow…

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Lighting
You Need

How about this photo of a 2,000 watt Mole Richardson light? It is an incandescent light that is far from energy efficient, but you know what? It really gets the job done.


Really Bright

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James Powers: Creative

Perpetually Learning

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Firehouse Video

Alternatives To Treating Juvenile Delinquency

A peak into the juvenile justice system.

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Vesper Heights

Trapdoors

Shot and edited by James Powers, this video explores the unique sound of the vibraphone (a xylophone, pipe organ hybrid) and the folding organ.

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Timelapse:Utah

The Storm Rolls In

While stuck in hotel with a view, Powers set up his timelapse rig for about three hours and was able to capture a storm approaching. Can you spot the lightning?

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Raise Ain’t Coming

Wasting Fuel

Personal, artistic video showcasing the frustrations inherent in the aerial photography industry.

In aerial-survey work, clouds are bad — they ruin the imagery and don’t allow you to collect data.

To keep the illusion of work alive, we’ve been flying every day while on the road (24 days straight) in order to appear aggressive and have burnt hundreds of gallons of fuel in doing so. Knowingly flying in cloudy conditions (just to get a first person perspective because you didn’t trust the forecast) is annoying.

There is one aerial-survey company in particular where the pilot is lauded for attempting to fly through poor weather, while simultaneously the operator is criticized for the collected-junk data because the weather was poor (too bad it isn’t his call to make).

Work for work’s sake.

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Time Lapse


Seaside Time Lapse
Filmed in Seaside Heights, NJ, checkout the rolling clouds as the camera tracks them.


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Reel 2014


Reel 2014
In case you missed the reel that’s on the front page, here it is again.


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Product Work


Bond Products
A quick product video highlighting the capabilities of an industrial-grade sewing machine that addes pipping and trim to large carpets.


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Drone Flight


Time of Day
Checkout select clips of a drone flight I edited and color graded.


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FOR A QUOTE
ON YOUR NEXT PROJECT

please tell me what you need

James Powers
Philadelphia, PA
(907) 764-6500

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that you just nailed that email.


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Video Services


Contact James any time for excellent service.


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