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Jim Ross

Director of Photography in Atlanta
Hi I’m Jim 🙂

Jim Ross is a digital cinematographer with over two decades experience working in video and motion pictures. He has filmed across the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa and Asia, filming a diverse range of subjects from Baja racing to cooking shows, from fitness pros to wild elephants, from TV commercials to television pilots, and much more. Jim began working in video when the first large format camcorders hit the market in the late 80’s. Realizing his “hobby” had revealed a natural talent, Jim practiced and polished his craft by working on the sets of independent films. It was there he learned about lighting, composition, and cinematic camera work. He also worked at the Atlanta public access station as a cameraman, audio engineer, director and other positions so he would learn all he could. Jim’s early projects included videos for builders, realtors, fitness professionals, airshow performers, doctors and even a TV pilot for Wings, the predecessor to The Military Channel, and a pilot for The Outdoor Network about climbing. As video went online, Jim’s library of work grew. He created videos for diverse range of products and services for the Internet audience. Jim developed a particular talent for filming action including racing, boating, aircraft, and activities like a safari, firewalking, and adventure tours. He has a flair for capturing the “experience” of activities, putting the audience “in the action.” Formerly an actor trained in Theatre and Directing, Jim is adept at directing actors and non-actors on camera. Jim understands how important it is to make people comfortable on camera, so they can portray the feelings and message important to the production. He has filmed interviews with such celebrities and notables as Jay Leno, Dr. J, Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, Paul Mitchell founder JP DeJoria, WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and many others. An accomplished cameraman, Jim has filmed in the deserts of Baja, in the wilds of Africa, on the greens of Pebble Beach, in the pits at Road Atlanta, and even on the glaciers of Iceland. He’s just at home on the set of a TV studio, or the boardroom of the executive office. He’s been the Director of Photography and Camera Operator for the Atlanta based comedy TV series Bless Yer Heart and the DP for fourteen episodes of the Fantasy Web Series Suspension of Disbelief. In 2017 Jim added two feature films to his resume, as he was Director of Photography for the independent murder crime mystery feature End of the World Rocks, as well as worked with the Visual Effects team on Godzilla! King of the Monsters for release in 2019. Jim is also a well versed expert on video. You can watch his video blogs on production and video marketing at www.HDPros.net

Do what you say you are going to do.

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My Adrenaline Reel

Snippets and highlights of projects I have filmed that go fast, fly, run, and go BANG! I've had the opportunity to film some very exciting projects over the years in the U.S., Mexico, Asia, Africa, and Europe. This reel attempts to put them all together in less than 3 minutes.

Jim Ross - CinematixHD - Film and TV Demo Reel

This reel includes snips of projects I have done for TV and Independent Film

Jim Ross- CinematixHD - Corporate Demo Reel7

This is a sample of some of the corporate projects I have worked on over the years.

My Adrenaline Reel

Jim Ross - CinematixHD - Film and TV Demo Reel

Jim Ross- CinematixHD - Corporate Demo Reel7

Two 5-Ton trucks with full compliment of G&E and 150,000 watts of lights, cable, distro, etc.

I have two 5-ton grip trucks loaded with G&E gear including stands, clamps, flags, sandbags, and all your standard grip essentials. We have 80,000 watts of HMI fixtures including smaller 110v lights on up to 4K, 6K 12k, and 18K lamps. Also have 70,000 watts of tungsten fixtures from small inkies, to molepars, mickies, juniors, seniors and tenners. Almost 100 lamps total. Plus all the distro and cable to link it together. I have a 500 AMP and !,000 AMP generator trucks I can pull on set. Three head carts, two distro carts, a 12 milk crate cart, and cable/sandbag cart to move all this stuff around. I do not RENT this package - I and my crew will work for you.

T-Jib Camera Crane

I have owned and operated this crane for ten years. It is very heavy-duty and will fly large rigs. I do not have a pan and tilt head but have often mounted a Ronin or Movi rig and used that as a head with great success. See video for shots filmed with this rig: https://www.facebook.com/Cinematixhd/videos/1797774943583975/ Crane w/ operator - delivery/setup/breakdown included (within 30 miles Atlanta center) $400/10 (Crane now has turf friendly tires)