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 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."
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.
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
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.
Rode NTG-2 w/ Shockmount and Deadcat
Sony ECM MX1
Apex HP-100 Headphones
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
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
Adobe CC 2017 (Premiere, Audition, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Animate)
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve 12.5