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James's Bio & Reviews

James's Experience

  • Teaching since 2018
  • 13 years of industry expertise
  • Led 170 courses
  • Taught 722 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



"Knowledge of the programme and skillsets - all excellent"
Nuffield Foundation
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Pace of learning, friendly helpful teacher"
Bank Of England
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Standard and speed of teaching was spot on, with help provided throughout and useful examples shared. As ever, the staff, food and drink provided and facilities were top notch."
BBC
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great course! Really nice course and knowledgable trainer. Thanks"
BBC
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Delievery, help and support were all great"
BBC
  • 9th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Friendly, approachable, teaching skills that are applicable to every day use"
BBC
  • 9th May - Online
  • Expert - James


"Explaining complicated things in a simple way"
BBC
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Making me feel welcome and being accommodating"
N/A
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great training, super useful - thank you so much!"
BBC
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Free notebook! also these skills will speed up my work flow, the short cuts are very useful and found the pace of the course allows for questions and wrapping my head around the info"
BBC
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Overall great, learned a great deal! and great vegetarian food as well."
Putney High School
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Thoroughly explaining all things and always on hand if needed assistance."
Drummond Central
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Highly informative and constant confidence to ask bespoke questions and have them answered"
Drummond Central
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Lots of information across the 2 days, which was very worth the money."
Building Digital UK
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was incredibly helpful & Knowledgable! A great man!"
Spotlight Sports Group
  • 4th April - Online
  • Expert - James


"Great course, covered a lot and trainer knew alot. Venue is also great."
NHS Resolution
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James made the days fun and relaxing, even with the information overload"
NHS Resolution
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Extremely friendly, knowledgeable trainer and so much support on offer."
Newmarket Holidays
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really nice atmosphere in the training centre, everybody was lovely and knowledgeable. Hope to return"
Transport For Wales
  • 14th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Good practical tasks to get the theory into our heads, good resources"
Stonegate GROUP
  • 14th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Loved the blend between theory and practice, and the course covered all of the key themes/topics that I was hoping to learn from. Have learnt a lot today, thank you!!"
Transport For Wales
  • 14th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was very knowledgeable and we were able to learn everything we needed from the course."
KHL Group
  • 14th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions"
Stonegate Group
  • 14th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was patient with us when asking questions and showed us what to do when we asked."
Ministry Of Justice
  • 11th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"The level of training in regard to basics, was fantastic. Just enough to get my brain ticking as to how I can use this software going forward, without overloading my brain. Great lunches too!!"
TOEX Programme
  • 11th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Explaining in detail, went at a good pace"
BBC
  • 11th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Delivering loads within allocated time, excellent catering!!"
TUPPCO Creative
  • 21st February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Excellent knowledge from tutor, covered a lot of ground."
BBC
  • 21st February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Everything, it was a superb couple of days!"
Warner Bros Discovery
  • 21st February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Very informative and inclusive of everyones needs"
Carter Jonas
  • 13th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"It was really good! The trainer was very good at explaining everything and was incredibly helpful!"
Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • 13th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Excellent and very patient teacher! Lovely facilities too."
Herts Police
  • 13th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Trainer was very knowledgable and approachable"
UBS
  • 17th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Pace was good - content was right level for me - James knowledgeable and able to answer all questions."
Equine360
  • 11th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was great at answering questions and helping to solve issues while trying to complete the tasks. He was very calm and friendly and put me at ease."
NSPCC
  • 11th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was very clear when explaining theory and how it worked, which isn't a given. He was also very patient"
N/a
  • 11th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"James was great at explaining the different elements of Premiere and also was very patient at showing examples and helping out. Very useful and applicable content."
Avanti West Coast
  • 11th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"Extremely knowedgeable trainer who went at a good pace and I learnt an incredible amount in just two days. Great food, staff and surroudnings."
CAFOD
  • 6th December - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was so good at explaining things in a really easy to understand way and going through all the shortcuts with us. I know he has saved me so much time and effort in the future!"
TalkTV
  • 9th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was a brilliant teacher - I've learnt so much in such a short space of time! All other staff on-site were very welcoming and approachable, food and refreshments were great and great schedule for the day."
Osprey Charging Network
  • 9th November - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great customer service, thoroughly knowledgeable staff and a well-scheduled itinerary."
Lincoln's Inn
  • 19th October - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James really broke each component of Prem Pro down for us, which is exactly what you need as a complete beginner. If you asked me what a codec was before now I'd think you were speaking a different language."
Merton Council
  • 19th October - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really insightful, great tutor I feel I have learnt a lot and would definitely recommend this course"
Peoples Partnetship
  • 13th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was amazing at explaining all the individual subtopics, answered all of my questions and gave great tips! Recommend 10/10"
Burford Capital
  • 12th September - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Great instructor, great lunch and great facilities."
GMS
  • 7th March - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Knowledgeable instructor, great facilities"
BBC
  • 18th February - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"James was fab! He was so patient and excellent at explaining everything. I liked the detail he went into. Aside from this, the food was AMAZING and the team were just generally so friendly."
Boden
  • 24th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"Really friendly and knowledgeable trainer who was supportive and adapted the course content as we went through it, making it suitable throughout. James made everything accessible and enjoyable, answering all of our questions. Really good food too! Amazing course."
Historic Royal Palaces
  • 24th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"I really enjoyed the course and felt I learnt loads. James kept a good pace that was both patient but challenging and always helped with any questions. I feel as though I've learnt a solid foundation and now feel confident to use Adobe!"
St Mungo's
  • 24th January - Classroom
  • Expert - James


"It was a good interactive course James is great"
Channel 4
  • 17th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"Regular communication, friendly advice, very knowledgeable, not too overwhelming, good paced."
Little Dot Studios
  • 17th January - Online
  • Expert - James


"Friendly and relaxed and dynamic - good pace of learning"
Shared Space
  • 29th November - Classroom
  • Expert - 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