Stay Tuned “John Hammond: Language of the Night” Rockumentary, 1996

Director of photography for Elixir Entertainment’s Rockumentary series “Stay Tuned” hosted by Peter Coyote and shot at the Great Amnerican Music Hall in San Francisco for Producer/Director John A.Kuri. Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Grammy® winner, American blues artist, winner of numerous W.C. Handy  Awards, the legendary John Hammond with his […]

2010 US Census Los Angeles Region PSA: Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell on “Seven Generations”, 2009

I was the DP and Editor for a series of these PSAs as Creative Director for Naqmayam Communications (Joely Proudfit).

Intuit “IDG Marketing Group” Sizzle Reel, 2015.

Intuit IDG Marketing Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template.

LinkedIn: Unconscious Bias “Gender Bias” Video, 2018

I was the director of photography for a series of these LinkedIn HR employee  video for LinkedIn, produced by Inner Circle Creative. Shot on Sony FS7 and Sony A7SII with a three person crew.

“Never Ignored: The Story of AIM, the American Indian Movement”, 2012 (WIP Teaser)

This was a 2012 work in progress sample teaser for a proposed 90-minute documentary on the history of AIM, the American Indian Movement, which I was to co-produce with filmmaker Jay Rosenstein (“In Whose Honor”). Our attempts to secure funding from several sources, including ITVS and the Sundance Documentary Fund were rejected….”too controversial.” I own […]

Intuit “Diversity Gallery” HR All Hands Video, 2010

Edited for Intuit’s Human Resources Group. Edited on Final Cut Pro 7.0 with basic motion graphics effects using client supplied video clips and photos.

Intuit “EBS FY’18 Q1 A Look Back” Sizzle Reel, 2018

Intuit EBS Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template.

Waasa Inaabidaa: We Look In All Directions: Episode 6, Ojibwemowin “Ojibwe Oral Tradition”, 2002

I was the Writer, Associate Producer and Director of Photography for re-enactment scenes filmed on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in northern Wisconsin. The series won Best Documentary Feature at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in 2002 and this episode won a Midwest Region Emmy Award. Produced and Directed by Lorraine Norrgard […]

Stay Tuned: “Squirrel Nut Zippers in Concert” 1996

I was the Director of Photography for this episode of “Stay Tuned” a 1996 Rockumentary series hosted by Peter Coyote and Produced and Directed by John Kuri. This episode was filmed at Trax nightclub in Charlottesville, Virginia. I also shot the blue screen segments with Peter Coyote at Golden Gate Picture’s sound stage in Corte […]

Wallet Hub “Three Reasons” for Ludlow Media (Original), 2016

I was the director of photography for a series of these web ads for Wallet Hub for Ludlow Media. Shot on sound stages in the Bay Area with a minimal crew, me and a Gaffer. All were shot on my Sony FS7.

2010 US Census Los Angeles Region PSA: “I am Indian, and I Count” Native American Crew Bloopers, 2009

I was the DP and Editor for a series of these PSAs as Creative Director for Naqmayam Communications (Joely Proudfit). With special appearances by Joely Proudfit and her assistant  Geneva Sanchez, and interns Laura Hernandez and Tommy Devers. So much fun!

Intuit “SBG FY’15 Q2 Highlights” Sizzle Reel, 2015

Intuit Small Business Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template.

LinkedIn: Unconscious Bias “Similar to Me” Video, 2018

I was the director of photography for a series of these LinkedIn HR employee  video for LinkedIn, produced by Inner Circle Creative. Shot on Sony FS7 and Sony A7SII with a three person crew.

Interview with my Great Aunt Mary Michano Lees, Elder of the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation (Pic River Ojibway), 2012

I interviewed my Great Aunt Mary, youngest sibling of my grandmother Doris Finlayson/Michano/Fortier, in August 2012, for our documentary “Gifts From the Elders” with the participation of the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation (Heron Bay/Pic River) Ojibway community including many other elders both on and off the reserve and college age youth. This is the full […]

Intuit “LGBT Inclusion” HR All Hands, Long Form Video, 2010

Intuit Human Resources Group All Hands Long Form Video. Edited in FCP 7.0 with basic motion graphics. I shot this with Panasonic HPX 300 Camera. The longer 11 minute format allowed a more documentary storytelling approach.

Intuit “EBS FY’18 Q2 A Look Back” Sizzle Reel, 2018

Intuit EBS Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template.

Stay Tuned: “Leftover Salmon – A Rocky Mountain High” 1996

I was the Director of Photography for this episode of “Stay Tuned” a 1996 Rockumentary series hosted by Peter Coyote and Produced and Directed by John Kuri. This episode was filmed at my favorite San Francisco music venue, the fabled Fillmore Auditorium. I also shot the blue screen segments with Peter Coyote at Golden Gate […]

Wallet Hub “Now What” for Ludlow Media., 2017

I was the director of photography for a series of these web ads for Wallet Hub through Ludlow Media. Shot on sound stages in the Bay Area with a minimal crew, me and a Gaffer. All were  shot on my Sony FS7.

Intel ALP Interns Highlights (Editor), 2015

Highlights Intel’s ALP Program for Interns from 2015 for Four Winds Productions, San Jose, CA

LinkedIn: Unconscious Bias “Out Group” Video, 2018

I was the director of photography for a series of these LinkedIn HR employee videos for LinkedIn, produced by Inner Circle Creative. Shot on Sony FS7 and Sony A7SII with a three person crew.

Gifts From the Elders Trailer, 2013

The trailer for the documentary Gifts from the Elders, 2013, written, produced, directed, and edited by James Fortier. “Gifts from the Elders” follows five Anishinaabe youth on a summer research project with their Elders, whose stories guide them on a journey back to proceeding generations that lived a healthy lifestyle off of the land. Their […]

Intuit “Executives on Diversity & Inclusion” Long Form HR All Hands Video, 2011

Edited and shot for Intuit’s Human Resources Group. Edited on Final Cut Pro 7.0 with Apple Motion graphics effects using some client supplied video clips and photos. Key testimonials were shot by me on a Panasonic HPX 370 camera some against white background and composited in FCP using the luma key tool. The longer 9 […]

Intuit “EBS FY’18 Q3 A Look Back” Sizzle Reel, 2018

Intuit EBS Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template

Visa RTMT, 2012

Director of Photography for this Visa video produced by Spin Picture’s Betsy Parker.

NCAI Conference “Welcome” Video, 2010

I produced and edited this opening video for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians at the National Congress of American Indians Conference in 2010 as Creative Director for Naqmayam  Communications (Dr. Joely Proudift).

BBVA – San Francisco Style: Sizzle video, 2016

Corporate Employee Event Highlights Video shot on Sony FS7 and edited in Adobe Premier Pro.

American Academy of Ophthalmology “EyeCare America” Video, 2019

Marketing and conference video shot on Sony A7SII with Gimbal work for Inner Circle Creative Producer/Director Blake Padilla.

Memoir of a Choctaw Indian Pt. 2, 2013

This was shot in 2013 on a Canon 5D III in Wadi Rum, Jordan for Choctaw author and playwright LeAnne Howe’s forthcoming eBook “Memoirs of a Choctaw in Jordan” (Working title). Shot and edited by James Fortier.

Intuit “World Day for Cultural Diversity” HR All Hands Video, 2011

Edited and shot for Intuit’s Human Resources Group. Edited on Final Cut Pro 7.0 with basic motion graphics effects using some client supplied video clips and photos. Event interviews were shot by me on a Panasonic HPX 370 camera. I also was a live event Camera Op and Lighting Director for the clips from previous […]

Intuit “t4i FY’18 Q4 A Look back” Sizzle Reel, 2018

Intuit Tech For Intuit “t4i” Group All Hands Sizzle Reel. Editing with Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Template

Playing Pastime: American Indians, Softball & Survival, 2006

Documentary short, 30 minutes from 2005. This was a work-in-progress sample that screened at a few film festivals but never received completion funding for the proposed 90-minute verité documentary LeAnne Howe and I envisioned. The story is still out there waiting though. When most people think of baseball, the last thing that comes to mind […]

Brocade Sons and Daughters Day, 2013

A fun sizzle video for Brocade, Inc. Shot and edited by Turtle Island Productions’ James Fortier.

Wallet Hub “Awwwww” for Ludlow Media, 2017

I was the director of photography for a series of these web ads for Wallet Hub through Ludlow Media. Shot on location in the Bay Area with a minimal crew; me, a Gaffer, and a sound tech. All were shot on my Sony FS7.