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James's Experience

  • Teaching since 2018
  • 10 years of industry expertise
  • Led 135 courses
  • Taught 576 learners

James is an experienced and passionate video editor, self-shooter and keen photographer.

He has worked on large projects with brands such as the National Basketball Association, MoneySuperMarket, Dell, Download Music Festival and the Apple-exclusive Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour Live Documentary.

He has an unwavering passion for telling stories and an unquenchable thirst for capturing moments.

Learner Reviews For James



"Clear, engaging and informative, would recommend to other staff in the team!"
British Transport Police
  • 15th September - Online
  • Expert - James


"Really knowledgeable trainer and hands on experience. The staff are all lovely and the facilities are great."
St Mungo's
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very polite, welcoming. great equipment and lovely location. Loved the screens showing what the instructor was doing. Never had that before."
Kensington And Chelsea Council
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"I was impressed on how everything was so well prepared. From the welcoming at the door, to the table set up and the course content. Little groups so everything could be done, lots of knowledge... I'm very happy with everything"
Little Dot Studios
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was fantastic. Expertly knowledgable, patient when needed and good fun. Kristina was so warm and friendly."
Freelance
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great teaching, very welcoming people and great as having the courses hands on and lots of information."
RT
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"It was a lovely relaxed environment, everybody on my course and all of the staff were extremely friendly. James was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour which made learning fun. I have learnt a lot and came away with a lot of inspiration, I'm looking forward to the intermediate course."
Voyage Care
  • 18th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Excellent course. Good to see the example of what we were working towards in each project. James was an excellent trainer."
House Of Commons
  • 18th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great facilities, teachers, very welcoming members of staff, great food"
RT UK
  • 18th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Support staff were really friendly, food was great as well - learnt lots of new tricks and tips to take away and make my workflow and space more effecient day to day - thanks James!"
Xander Talent
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really thorough, good pace - lovely friendly atmosphere"
Action Against Hunger
  • 11th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Extremely friendly helpful staff, knowledgeable trainer with ample experience in the field (and across all media by the sounds of things). Great pace and extremely informative - thank you"
MyBuilder
  • 11th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great pace of learning, with great support if you were stuck on anything. Covered everything I was expecting it to cover and needed. Looking forward to using Premiere properly now!"
King's College London
  • 11th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Trainer was very patient and helpful, super informative, the course was incredibly useful and has given me so much insight into how I can start editing projects. Thanks for everything"
Bowel Cancer UK
  • 11th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"This was one o the best courses I have been on. I learnt a huge about and something that had always seemed impossible now is very doable! The trainer was great friendly and knowledgable."
The Royal Parks
  • 11th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was so patient and instructed the class at a great pace. Great tutor!"
Boden
  • 9th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Was set at a good pace. Checking in that everyone knew what they were doing and being able to share screen. Well explained and helpful."
Compass Group
  • 9th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was a very knowledgeable and patient trainer!"
BEIS (Lily Anderson)
  • 9th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"James had a really well structured course. A bit of lecturing followed by a lot of working on our projects, I thought this was a really good way of doing it, especially as it was online."
REC
  • 9th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Really helpful in providing solutions to real life problems I have faced before. Really engaging and fun tutor"
Gemserv
  • 22nd July - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Oops, already covered it above! Friendly staff, great training and very informative. I'd definitely recommend to my other colleagues as well as friends in the design/marketing industry!"
Imperial College London
  • 2nd June - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Excellent tutor, informative and very friendly!"
DCMS
  • 12th May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"The pace of the course was great - slow enough to follow but quick enough to never get dull. James was very knowledgable and helpful, great experience. I also love the free resources - didn't realise they came included!"
Imperial College London
  • 12th May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really helpful and lots of opportunities to ask questions."
Artichoke Trust
  • 12th May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was very knowledgeable and explain everything really clearly. Enjoyed the practical elements of the course."
Network Rail
  • 21st April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Such a knowledgeable trainer! Very useable tips 👍"
Science + Technology Facilities Council
  • 12th March - Online
  • Expert - James


"Going in depth around certain aspects in the course. It was very informative and personal."
CRC London
  • 12th March - Online
  • Expert - James


"Supplying the work and also quick email response time, James was really helpful and explained things really well"
Taylor Bennett Partners
  • 11th February - Online
  • Expert - James


"Very relaxed, comfortable way of learning, trainer was excellent, great knowledge, thanks :)"
Newsquest
  • 11th February - Online
  • Expert - James


"Assets were good and were good real-world examples."
B&M Design & Advertising
  • 11th February - Online
  • Expert - James


"Lots of knowledge, really friendly and good hints and tips. Like how you focused on good housekeeping in Premiere too"
Crown Commercial Service
  • 11th February - Online
  • Expert - James


"Good content, all questions were answered well."
Open White Design Ltd.
  • 27th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was very kind clear and very approachable :)"
Newsquest
  • 27th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"The course focused on the most important elements of premiere pro for a beginner to start creating projects and provided really helpful shortcuts which I didn't know about before. I think I'll be able to edit much more efficiently and quickly after attending."
House Of Lords
  • 27th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"Opened my eyes to skills methods and useful tips and being creative, brilliant course amazing trainer"
Intellectual Property Office
  • 11th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"Making time to answer individual queries throughout the course"
CBM UK
  • 7th December - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was great, explained things well and was open to answering all questions."
CBM UK
  • 7th December - Online
  • Expert - James


"Excellent course! James is very knowledgeable and was very patient with us. I am very happy with the programme and I now feel more confident while using the software."
EMA
  • 7th December - Online
  • Expert - James


"Being flexible in course structure (tailored to our understanding), taking questions, explaining everything clearly"
Sky News
  • 13th November - Online
  • Expert - James


"Clear, friendly and knowledgable. Thank you!"
Sky News
  • 13th November - Online
  • Expert - James


"The course trainer James was excellent - very knowledgable and answered all our questions."
Sky News
  • 13th November - Online
  • Expert - James


"The trainer (James) was very knowledgable and friendly. He explained things in a clear and concise manner and was always available to help."
Travers Smith
  • 9th November - Online
  • Expert - James


"James, the instructor, was great at explaining the software to beginners with no experience of the software. He is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor who was very happy to re-explain any part of the exercises. Great use of Zoom screen share to share work for helpful feedback points."
Travers Smith
  • 9th November - Online
  • Expert - James


"Very knowledgeable and lots of useful tips!"
Farrer & Co
  • 8th October - Online
  • Expert - James


"Great content, trainer, pre-course communication, overall great experience, thank you!"
Arete Stories
  • 8th October - Online
  • Expert - James


"Great resources, examples and lots of real life applications! So good. Thanks :)"
Science + Technology Facilities Council
  • 8th October - Online
  • Expert - James


"Very relaxed learning enviroment, and knowledgeable trainers"
RHUL
  • 21st September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"The teacher was excellent and gave practical examples."
Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 21st September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"The course was at exactly the right levels. Thank you :)"
Network Rail
  • 16th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Everything! The pre course planning was excellent, and the course tutor and materials were also excellent."
Invesco Real Estate
  • 14th September - Online
  • Expert - James


"Responsive to requests and willing to answer any question."
Judicial College
  • 10th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"It was a really good mix of theory and practical opportunities and the breadth and pace of the course was ideal."
Ministry Of Justice (Judicial Office)
  • 10th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Explaining all the nuances and preparing for what could go wrong. Also fantastic use of shortcuts - always good to get use to the quickest ways of doing something from the start."
The Prince's Trust
  • 20th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Ensuring I received the course files successfully, ensuring we understood what had happened and how to fix it when something didn't go as planned"
Age International
  • 20th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was great, very knowledgeable and gave real insight into the industry. I really enjoyed having a folder beforehand with assets to practice live."
Innocent Drinks
  • 20th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Set up, Covid guidelines, equipment, trainer, and staff were all great!"
Network Rail
  • 17th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Organisation, on-the-day support, facilities, quality of training, real-world experience of trainer."
London School Of Economics
  • 17th August - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Trainer was patient and friendly, guiding us clearly through each section and demonstrating different functions."
Hardie Grant
  • 13th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Good explanations of all steps, pace of the training was perfect and learnt some really useful skills"
Grayling
  • 13th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"Knowledgeable, good at helping remotely, answered any questions."
Age International
  • 5th August - Online
  • Expert - James


"James took his time with every task and did not judge, just helped when we needed it. Really enjoyed the course will recommend it to friends."
Raymond Gubbay/Sony Music
  • 23rd July - Online
  • Expert - James


"Very easy to get the answers to any questions I had."
Freelance
  • 23rd July - Online
  • Expert - James


"Excellent organisation considering that the training all had to be done through zoom. It was really easy and clear to see the instructor's screen and what he was working on. Good examples to work on, and relevant mini projects to complete. Thank you very much."
Imperial War Museums
  • 18th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Very good pace and a good amount of time to practice what was taught. Nice small group which made it easy to follow and ask for help. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot!"
HAGS
  • 18th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"At first I was nervous that online courses wouldn't be as good as classroom training but I didn't need to be as the quality was extremely professional. The trainer was amazing and obviously had lots of industry experience to share with everyone. He went at a good pace and patiently answered all questions, nothing was ever too much trouble. I've learned more than I ever expected to in only 2 days and now feel confident to apply my new skills straight away on my next project. Would definitely recommend!"
Freelancer
  • 18th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Everything, good explanations and examples and enough time to practise and learn."
E'quipe Japan Ltd
  • 11th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Well paced delivery, good amount of content covered during the 2 days, clear explanations, patient trainer (and needed to be in places!) and most importantly, left me feeling confident at applying what I've learned. Great course!"
Pepper Money
  • 11th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Communication, time and theory was on point. I especially liked being able to recreate all of James' work and then have each segment reviewed - so I always kept up. The explanations were simple to follow and the whole course was fun."
Arrival
  • 27th April - Online
  • Expert - James


"Adapting to online learning due to coronavirus pandemic."
IC24
  • 20th April - Online
  • Expert - James


"Really good at breaking it all down and explaining it so it didn't feel as confusing and daunting. The example projects were also a really great help."
Value Retail
  • 20th April - Online
  • Expert - James


"Thorough explanations with real life examples. Clearly and simply communicated complex concepts and techniques"
Midwich
  • 4th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very well prepared, helpful and friendly. Food was great!"
CEDR
  • 5th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Excellent teaching, most enjoyable course that i have done here so far. Made it very easy for me to gain confidence."
Mitie
  • 5th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Course was a good pace, centre is really welcoming"
Notonthehighstreet
  • 5th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very knowlegable trainer who was happy to help. The small numbers of people on the course allowed us to ask questions in a personal setting"
Quartz Business Media
  • 27th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very relevant and practical, sessions were well split up. Facilities were great too. Thanks for having me!"
RightShip
  • 27th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Perfectly paced, covered just the right amount, nice environment, great food!"
Kings College London
  • 27th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Explaining complex things in laymans terms"
Rocket
  • 20th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Nice relaxed environment, good structure on the day - not too much sitting down but a good balance of activities. Learnt lots thank you!"
Education And Training Foundation
  • 20th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very informative, good lunch, made sure everyone understood processes, good access to materials post-course"
Arete Stories
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Good Introduction class and a comfortable speed, got all the information i needed and wanted from description of course"
Freelance
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was amazing as useful and made sure we all took benefits from his knowledge"
The Urban Penguin
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was very good and super helpful. Food was also great."
ATP MEDIA
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very well organised trainer, clear and responsive to needs of participants. Good food. Nice staff at reception."
IIED
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"It is an excellent facility and the training was relevant and easy to understand. The pace was also very helpful and the class size. I had 2 others with me and I felt that was big enough for this course."
MPA
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Everything! Really professional and insightful!"
Fremantle
  • 16th December - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Friendly welcome loevly lunch buffet friendly , helpful, patient and encouraging teacher - knowledgable but didn't overwhelm me and kept it inspring and simple. perfect intro to Premier Pro"
Freelance
  • 12th December - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Overall great - would recommend. James was helpful and knowledgable"
Freelance
  • 23rd November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Explaining the workflow from start to end"
Rtwskin
  • 23rd November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Explaining how all the basic functions worked and all staff were very friendly."
NAHT
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Efiicient, trainer had really good knowledge and could help with specific examples, could help when people went wrong/ got confused. Lunch was lovely."
Mitsubishi Motors
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really patient and friendly. Included stuff we individually wanted to learn e.g. subtitles"
Poplar HARCA
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great course. Knowledgeable instructor."
Ashland
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Refreshments, atmosphere and environment were all great. James the trainer was very knowledgeable and helpful."
Versus Arthritis
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great training, great venue, great coffee, great staff, great trainer."
King's College
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Time keeping, support, answering queries. Great to have material to work with and put into practice."
Nesta
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Everything. The course was informative, engaging and interactive and our trainer was brilliant"
Ombudsman Services
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was great, the session was good an informative a great introduction to prem pro!"
Versus Arthritis
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Practical examples were excellent, it is brilliant that we had an instructor with such knowldge"
The Urban Penguin
  • 14th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James