Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Check out what some of my best friends made for me!  Well I re-colored it :(

Thanks Chris and Nick Meurlott!

Monday, May 11, 2015

New things for James in 2015

It's been almost two years since my last post.  While I was checking out of college I took a semi-permanent gig with Fueled Creative which was an interesting experience to say the least.  Finally when I found a way out of that situation, I didn't really have anything going on except trying to hold the relationship with my girlfriend together, which was not going well.

In April of 2014 I started studying Wing Tsun Kung Fu, which has been my saving grace in life.  Perhaps another late night I'll post about that.  Anyhow, I was searching all over for a job, career opportunity, a way out, whatever I want to call it.  I needed a change and I was looking at every single possibility I came across.  I even spent three days going through the entire world's postings.  Disgusting fact, globally what humans want to make most is porn.
I had a few interesting shoots earlier in this year.  One was with Byron Au Yong for the Frye Art Museum, and the other was for Jherek Bischoff, Paul Kikuchi, and Jordan Swenson.  When I got home from shooting with Jherek at an ice cave, I went searching for that "way out" again.  This time, I found one.

Before I knew it I was on a plane headed out for a two day interview and I couldn't remember the last time I felt this excited about something.  What blew me away the most that I couldn't yet believe was that these people flying me out for an interview to consider me for this position said that they liked my work and style of how I shoot and edit.  For me, if that was true I knew this could work because I could be comfortable working day to day and not get burned out on something I didn't like doing.

Here I am, in a few hours I'll wake up and go to an office where there is lots of tools at my disposal for creating awesome projects, including a dji drone, ronin, nice glass, lights, a red dragon, and they even let me re-design a photo/video studio the way I wanted it!  It's nice to be a part of a team who believes in me and supports me with out making me feel like it's breaking their own back in the process.  

 New things for James in 2015.  Goodnight for now.

Monday, November 25, 2013

"Some of That Jazz" by Charles Mudede

P A U L K I K U C H I - D R U M S O L O from James Reeves on Vimeo.

"Paul Kikuchi's Bat of No Bird Island"
If you enter the ever-expanding universe of YouTube, you will find an enchanting video of Paul Kikuchi, a Seattle-based percussionist, composer, and sound artist, performing a drum solo in and around the Satsop nuclear power plant, a massive structure that became the ruins of the nuclear age before it was even completed (a quarter of it was never realized, as the whole project came to an end in 1983 after millions upon millions of dollars were wasted). Kikuchi plays his ghostly music—which in some ways recalls Toru Takemitsu's soundtrack for the 1960s art house horror movie Kwaidan (but Kikuchi is much less brutal and nightmarish)—in the ghostly nuclear plant. And because his music is somewhere between natural and deliberate, between wind chimes and the strict order of a composition, we get the sense of the ghost's predicament, which is to be in between being and not being."
Mudede, Charles. "Some of That Jazz." Stranger. 11 Sep 2013: 53. Print. .

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2 0 1 3 R E E L

J A M E S R E E V E S_R E E L 2 0 1 3 from James Reeves on Vimeo.

"All great films are a resolution of a conflict between darkness and light," Storaro says. "There is no single right way to express yourself. There are infinite possibilities for the use of light with shadows and colors. The decisions you make about composition, movement and the countless combinations of these and other variables is what makes it an art." -Vittorio Storaro

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


some stills from one of last night's shoots.

Friday, February 22, 2013