"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create,
but what we refuse to destroy" - John C. Sawhill









Tynan James

Camera Operator | Photographer | Commercial Diver | Film Technician

Vancouver, British Columbia

I’ve been fortunate to spend the past 5 years learning the art of camera movement and storytelling, while working in film and television as a professional technician with IATSE Local 891.  This experience has not only fuelled my passion for building and executing beautiful shots, but also provided me with an opportunity to learn from those at the top of their game.
It is my intention to use what I have learned and direct it towards my passion for documentary film making, to tell the stories most in need of telling and to bear witness to this rapidly changing world.

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

DCBC COMMERCIAL SCUBA DIVER
COMMERCIAL NITROX DIVER/BLENDER
DIVE ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT
OXYGEN THERAPY
CPR/FIRST AID
DRONE PILOT CERT. (BASIC)

I.R.A.T.A. LEVEL 1
AERIAL BOOM/SCISSOR LIFT
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ORIENTATION
WHMIS – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFT
ACTSAFE SAFETY AWARENESS

CAMERA TRAINEE PROGRAM (ICG 669)
UNDERWATER HOUSINGS WORKSHOP (ICG 669)
REMOTE HEAD WORKSHOP (ICG 669)
GRIP BASIC TRAINING (IATSE 891)
LIGHTING BASIC TRAINING (IATSE 891)
PASSPORTS: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA

SHOWREEL

This is a collection of clips from 2019/20 shot entirely on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K using an assortment of Canon L-series lenses.  Editing and colour grading in DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.

Click here to view my Vimeo channel

PHOTOGRAPHY