Director of Photography77 Videos

Dover Downs NASCAR 3D Demo, 2014

This was actually shot in 3D, but this is the 2D version. Director of Photography James Fortier.

Intuit Partnering with Workday, 2013

Profiles Intuits partnership with Workday, Inc. Shot on the Panasonic HPX 370 and edited in Adobe Premier Pro.

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 […]

Mis-qui-Kiweninne “Red Face Man”, 2023 (Teaser)

The Hudson’s Bay Co., Nicol Finlayson and the Scottish-Oji-Cree legacy he left behind in Northern Ontario A work-in-progress documentary film and companion book proposal. The history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Nicol Finlayson and the cultural and family legacy he left behind; from northern Ontario’s Long Lake to historic Fort William (Thunder Bay), on to […]

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.

Tansi! Nehiyawetan: “Let’s Speak Cree” Season1, Episode 1 “Greetings”, 2007

I was the Director of Photography for 3 seasons on Loretta Todd’s (Métis-Cree) children’s series “Tansi! Nehiyawetan”, which aired on APTN. Filming took place in Vancouver and the surrounding area. 2007, 2008, 2010. Tansi! Nehiyawetan invites children to learn Cree with Kai, Kayla, and Auntie Josephine through kinetic games, absorbing stories, compelling songs and dynamic […]

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 […]

Searching for Sequoyah Trailer, (PBS Premiere Nov. 2021)

Official trailer for Searching for Sequoyah. National PBS premiere November, 2021. Searching for Sequoyah chronicles the life and accomplishments of the legendary 19th century Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah (George Guess), through the oral stories of five modern day Sequoyah descendants. While much is known about Sequoyah’s Cherokee writing system or syllabary, very little is known about […]

BBVA – San Francisco Style: Sizzle video, 2016

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

Intuit “Personal Growth & Development” All Hands Long Form 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 nearly […]

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.