Tag: Documentary

Director of Photography Demo from Gideon Akande Shoot

This is a director of photography demo cut of footage I shot of Gideon Akande  for Stiry and iFit . Gideon’s amazing. He’s a world-class fitness trainer and motivational coach. You can’t be around Gideon without wanting to do better and be better.

The clips in this short cut were all shot on the Sony FS5 with the Shogun Inferno. Your comments are welcomed. Thx.

Check out the full video and credits here.

 

The Media’s Got It Wrong–Body Image and Fitness

Tanya Poppett is a Fitness Instructor from New South Wales, Australia. Growing up, she struggled with her body image. After trying to be something she knew she wasn’t, she discovered a passion for healthy living, fitness and nutrition.

Tanya believes that “Fit and Healthy” look different for everyone. Basically, she says, “the media’s got it wrong.”  Staying active does not just mean ‘hitting the gym’.  Through her efforts to learn, teach and inspire fitness in others, Tanya has become a worldwide fitness leader, instructor and coach. Her main objective is to share her knowledge and love for health and fitness, instilling a lifelong passion for active living through innovative ways of getting fit and staying active.

I had the privilege to work with Tanya, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling Tanya’s story of health and fitness through a positive and active lifestyle.

Credits:

Tanya Poppett.

Tanya Poppett in a field of sunflowers.

Stiry for iFit

Producer: Chase Oborn
Director: Dan Davis
Director of Photography: James Dalrymple
2nd Camera:  Colby Shelton
Editor: James Dalrymple

 

IDALIS VALAZQUEZ – Fitness & Wellness

From an early age, Idalis Valaszquez was passionate about physical fitness. She grew up competing in track and field on Puerto Rico’s national team. However, after becoming a mother, she experienced life threatening complications which made fitness and wellness not just a career, but a matter of survival. After learning how to be fit and to be well, Idalis turned her passion into her profession. Now, she helps thousands of people on a daily basis reach their goals, through her IV Fitness platform, promoting smart training, a healthy body image and teaching positive, sustainable lifestyle changes.

I had the privilege to work with Idalis, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling  Idalis’ amazing story of wellness and fitness through sustainable, positive lifestyle changes.

Credits:

Stiry for iFit
Producer: Chase Oborn
Director: Dan Davis
Director of Photography: James Dalrymple
Editor: Daniel Hess

Idalis Valazquez running

Idalis Valazquez goes for a morning run.

OSTRANENIE–the Art of Erik Linton

OSTRANENIE [Ah-strah-nuh-nee]
The technique of presenting common things in an unfamiliar way, in order to enhance the perception of the familiar.

Erik Linton, is a one of a kind artist. He uses ostranenie to make ordinary things extraordinary. Seeing his art provides a new perspective on the world around us.

Erik Linton was born and raised along the Wasatch front, in Utah. His artwork was largely influenced by the mountains near his home. One of his missions as an artist is to help people see things that surround them in different ways. Tree prints provide a unique and extraordinary look into a micro and macro world. Erik gathers wood from fallen trees and tells their story in print–art prints.  Erik lives in Hyrum, Utah, with his wife and children. See more of his work here.

I had the opportunity to direct, shoot and edit this video for Stiry.

 

Take a Virtual Tour of the Paris LDS Temple

I was privileged to spend a week in the Paris, LDS Temple, filming the interior and exterior of this beautiful edifice in preparation for the open house and dedication. I created this video for the Public Affairs Department and the Temple Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The temple is located in Le Chesnay, France, just outside of Paris, and is a mere five minutes from the Palace of Versailles.

James Dalrymple Documentary Demo Reel

I have had the privilege over the last several years to travel the world shooting and producing short documentary films. I have been in over 65 countries on every continent except Antarctica. I have had marvelous experiences, made friends, tasted  exotic foods, seen incredible sights and experienced my own personal miracles. I hope to continue traveling and filming throughout the world. I may yet make it to Antarctica. In the mean time, I thought I would post a selected montage reel, with the musical help of Bono and U2. I didn’t ask their permission. If Bono asks me to change the music I will 🙂

 

I also would like to credit two of my very talented friends who traveled with me to many of these countries: Tom Garner and Curtis Anderson. They are incredibly talented cinematographers and filmmakers. Some of the shots in this reel belong to them; although, I don’t remember which ones. Sorry Guys.

I hope you enjoy the reel. Let me know what you think.