Director of Photography77 Videos

Wallet Hub “Dr. Wallet” for Ludlow Media, 2019

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 , a Gaffer and a sound tech. All were shot on my Sony FS7.

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 […]

Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire (Filmed 2002, PBS Broadcast 2004)

This documentary explores the challenges faced by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on their reservation in North Carolina in 2002. Through the eyes of Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe, we see how their fusion of tourism, cultural preservation, and spirituality is working to insure their tribe’s vitality in the 21st century. Director of Photography, James […]

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.

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.

Wallet Hub “Restaurant” for Ludlow Media, 2019

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 , a Gaffer and a sound tech. All were shot on my Sony FS7.

Visa RTMT, 2012

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

Dreggs: CD/ROM Interactive Video Game, 1996

Excerpts from the CD/ROM Interactive Video Game “Dreggs”. Written, Produced & Directed by John A. Kuri. All live action was shot against blue screen at Golden Gate Pictures sound stage in Corte Madera in 1996 by Director of Photography James M. Fortier (Jim). I shot all the live action entirely against blue screen breaking the […]

Intuit HireSmart Summit, 2015

Sizzle reel for Intuit’s “HireSmart” weekend summit. Shot on Sony FX7 and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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 […]

Wallet Hub “Funny Three-peat” for Ludlow Media, 2019

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 , a Gaffer and a sound tech. All were shot on my Sony FS7.

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.

Joy & Mario’s Wedding Montage, 2011

Three camera shoot, with mixed Canon DSRLs and Panasonic HPX-370, one slider, no gimbal devices on the market yet, relied on handheld instead. Partnered with my dear friend of 30 years at the time, highly regarded Sonoma-based wedding and wildlife photographer Diane Askew, whom I met in suburban Chicago when she was still in high […]

Intuit Partner Platform Development Promo Video, 2013

Shot and edited for Intuit’s Partner Platform Development Group. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro with Adobe After Effects motion graphics template modifications. I shot this with a Panasonic HPX-370 P2 Camera.

Walmart Labs: AR Hackathon Sizzle Reel – UC Berkeley, 2016

Director of Photograpahy and Editor. Shot on Sony FS7.

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.

LinkedIn “Bias in Performance Review Conversations” Training Video, 2019

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.

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 […]

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.

2010 US Census Northwest Region PSA “We Are Indian, and We Count”, 2009

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

Intuit “We Care & Give Back” Long Form Video, 2009

Intuit Human Resources Group All Hands Long Form Video. Edited in FCP 7.0 with Apple Motion graphics template modifications. I shot this with Panasonic HPX 300 Camera. The longer 22-minute format allowed a more documentary storytelling approach.

Bluebird CPAs, Branding Video, 2016

Rebranding video for Bluebird CPAs, LLC. Produced, shot and edited by Turtle Island Productions’ James Fortier, for Naqmayam Communications

Wallet Hub “Pole” 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.

Sony FX9 Samples

Recent samples of talking head interviews and teleprompter reads shot on the Sony FX9 with Sony Prime Lenses with a three person crew: DP, Grip, & PA.

Turing Video: “Robotics & Drone Security: for Inner Circle Creative, 2017

I was this the Director of Photography for this marketing video produced by Inner Circle Creative in 2017, shot on my Sony FS7 and Sony A7SII.

LinkedIn: Unconscious Bias “Parenthood” Video, 2016

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.

2010 US Census Los Angeles Region PSA “We Are Indian, and We Count”, 2009

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

Intuit “Military Network” HR All Hands Video, 2010

Shot and Edited for Intuit’s Human Resources Group. Edited on Final Cut Pro 7.0 with basic motion graphics effects using client supplied video clips, self-shot testimonials and photos along with testimonials I shot with a Panasonic HPX 370 against a white background and was able to composite using luma key settings in FCP 7.

Intuit Partner Platform, 2013

Highlight video of Intuit’s “Partner Platform” event held in San Francisco. Shot and edited by James Fortier.

Great Museums: “The National Music Museum”, PBS through Echo Pictures, (Episode Excerpt), 2005

I was the Director of Photography for this PBS syndicated series produced by Echo Pictures, Atlanta, GA. One of my first productions using a new Sony HD camera.

“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 […]

LinkedIn: Unconscious Bias “Introvert Extrovert” 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.

2010 US Census LA Region PSA: Pauma Council member Bennae Calac on Community, 2009

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