Jame Buchanan
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James found his passion for film-making at 17 when he left his Graphic Design course to pursue another in Video Production at James Watt College, Greenock. His time there was rather productive; along with his own course projects, he managed to forge his way in to the Scottish Film Industry, working with Sigma Films beside acclaimed director David Mackenzie ('Young Adam', 'Starred Up') on his short film, 'Somersault'. Other notable films James worked on was the short, 'A Small Piece of Paradise', and the feature film, 'Aberdeen', starring Stellan Skarsgard and Lena Heady.
 
In 1999, James studied Film & Video Production at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, where his graduation film, 'Soapdodgers', was screened at the London Raindance Film Festival, 2002, and further went on to win Best Short Drama at the New York Independent Film Festival, 2004.
 
He went on to gain further experience in London, where he ventured into the music business, creating videos and promo documentaries for various bands on both major and minor record labels, that were consequently screened globally on MTV and other music channels.
 
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  Having taking time out to travel the world, James found himself in Asia, working as the Visual Creative Director for Rollmodels.tv - a fashion promo company, focusing on the modeling industry throughout Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, creating virals, corporate videos as well as short films for their online content.  
     
  On returning to the UK, James worked his way up from an M.S.O; (Multi-Skilled Operator), specialising in ped-based cameras and vision mixing, to a Senior Gallery Director on Live TV and multimedia based broadcasts.  
     
  As film is his main passion, James continues to work freelance as a 1st Assistant Director, and has helped in numerous award winning short films, both independently and through the National Film & Television School.  
     
  He is currently working on several projects; all at various stages of production, as well as being in pre-production for his next directorial short film along with writing his debut feature film.  
     
     
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