About Us

              Cinema Wagon started as an idea that James had while working on his first professional production. Initially, it was just a fun name under which to make no-budget internet content. As people began to associate Cinema Wagon with quality and James as a freelancer, the project morphed into what you see before you today.

 James trying just a little bit too hard to look cool with the FS100.

James trying just a little bit too hard to look cool with the FS100.

James is the founder of Cinema Wagon.

In his own words,
"I've had a camera in my hand since I was old enough to know what a camera was.

After the realization that I'm not good enough at drawing to be an animator at the age of 15, I poured myself whole-hog into the arts of cinematography and storytelling. I learned to compose and expose my shots on a Konica Autoreflex TC with 35mm film, 24 exposures at a time, and bluffed my way into a DOP position for the first time at age 17.

The rest is history. Maybe it won't be the kind of history that will be taught in schools, or change society as we know it today, but who cares? I'm doing what I love."

 

 

Gear

What's a video production company without video production equipment? Our ever-growing equipment-list is featured here. If there's a piece of equipment necessary for a production that isn't on this list, we can rent it for the production as necessary.

Camera Dept.

1x Sony FS100

1x Panasonic GF5

Tilta VCT-14 shoulder rig w/ carbon fibre mattebox (swing away, 2-stage filter tray), lens support, and hard-stop follow-focus

Rokinon 12mm T2.2 Lens

Tokina 35-135mm f/4 Lens

Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.7 lens

Tamron Adaptall 2 28mm f/2.5 lens

Panasonic 14-42mm lens

Cokin 52mm filter holder+filters

Delkin Devices Suction-mount

E-Image 2-stage Aluminium Tripod w/ 75mm bowl Manfrotto 502HD Fluid Head and Zacuto VCT-14 receiver

Custom Steadicam

Audio

In addition to our on-set audio capabilities, Cinema Wagon is also fully set up to record ADR, Voice-Over, and acoustic music performances in our own sound-treated studio.

Field Equipment

Rode NTG-2 w/ Shockmount and Deadcat

Sony ECM MX1

Rode Boompole

Apex HP-100 Headphones

Studio Equipment

Rode NTG-2 w/ Plosive Filter

Audio-Technica AT2035 Condenser mic w/ Plosive filter

ART Tube MP Preamp

Steinberg CI1 Audio-Interface

Apex HP-100 Headphones

Roland RH5 Headphones w/ 3M Noise-Cancelling Housing

Lighting/Grip

3x Light Stands

4x 1000W Red Head fixtures

4x 1000W Par Can fixtures (both stand and bar-mountable)

1x On-Camera LED Light

1x Came-TV LED Panel

2x Pop-Up Reflectors

2x foam bounce

Software

Adobe CC 2017 (Premiere, Audition, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Animate)

Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve 12.5