"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 Assistant | Film Technician | Commercial Diver

Vancouver, British Columbia

I’ve been fortunate to spend my life learning the art of camera movement and storytelling, while working as a professional technician with IATSE Local 891 on productions for Apple TV+, Netflix, The CW and Legendary.
This experience has not only fuelled my passion for building and executing cinematic 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)

IRATA ROPE ACCESS 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

ON LOCATION

This is a collection of clips from 2019/20, shot while out assisting in the field.

Camera: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K | Lenses: Canon L-series | Editing & Colour: DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.

Click here to view my Vimeo channel

LETS WORK TOGETHER