James Russell is an internationally recognised award winning multi camera Director, single camera Director and live music specialist with over 16 years experience. He also creates branded content, ad funded projects and commercials.
James has worked with some of the biggest artists in the industry such as Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Morrissey, Hans Zimmer, Usher, Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Nile Rodgers. He continues to direct various Awards Shows, major festivals, events and numerous TV and DVD/Blu-Ray specials in the UK and around the globe. Last year alone saw him win a Music Week Award plus various nominations for Kasabian Summer Solstice. His work with Hans Zimmer featured special guests backed by an 80 piece orchestra.
His passion for music and his creative flair have been his hallmark signature for over the last decade and he remains in high demand.
With every musical performance, James is passionate about capturing a band’s energy, personality and specific musical image. Over the years he has developed an adaptable style and versatility, as well as the ability to translate a live performance onto the screen in a truthful yet innovative and appealing way.
"I love making the viewer feel they are not just watching another recorded show, but are actually part of the performance. I want to inspire and make the audience feel they are experiencing the gig personally, whilst balancing the imagery and musical content in a way that stays true to the artist" James Russell
James has received high praise from music industry figures, received various award nominations for his work, and possesses the experience and creative knowledge to be involved in every part of the production process. From pre-planning and pre-production, right through to the edit and delivery, he ensures a smooth running throughout, making each production an enjoyable experience for all involved.
Whether filming major festivals, intimate acoustic sessions or studio formats and shows, James brings experience, dedication and a refreshing creative outlook to productions of any size.