The Story of My Bad Haircuts

For my 30th birthday my mum made me this photo album with pictures from my youth, it’s super cute that she made it, but it was just a reminder of my awful hair! You’ve got to be able to laugh at yourself! I made this in a couple of of hours, after work, it’s a…

Inspiration Tree

I had a spare hour this evening and wanted to make a video about the ‘Inspiration Tree’ in Austin Kleon’s ‘Steal Like an Artist’ (I don’t think he calls it an inspiration tree, that’s a name I’ve given it.) If you’re wondering why I got the Peanut 1985-86 collection, it’s because I was born in…

She Said Yes

On Wednesday 22nd February, I asked the big question. We travelled to Whitby for my girlfriends birthday, we were staying at La Rosa Hotel, a beautiful and quirky hotel. After we arrived we went down to the cocktail library, all alone with some wine and french music, I let her finally open her ‘birthday presents’,…

TCT: Fashion in Leeds Documentary

Last year I edited three feature length documentaries. Two have been released and the third is due out in the coming months. The first film was TCT: Fashion in Leeds [Vol 1]. At the beginning of the Summer I switched companies, from making short viral content to long form documentaries. I was sat in an…

My Desk & I

On Sunday I put together a short video showing some of the things on my desk. My desk is one of the most important places in my life, it’s where I do most of my creating. It needs to be clean and inspiring. My Desk and I from James G. Wall on Vimeo.

Street Video Project

Another week, the third week in a row, and I’m starting to find my own style. I mentioned last week that this feels like street photography but in video form, the more I realise that the more is takes on it’s own form of art. I really think this is becoming a project rather than…

Creating a Vibe

Last week was all about getting out there in situations I wouldn’t normally find myself in. Being a filmmaker is usually about having a plan and having a controlled environment. By heading out without a plan opens my mind to new ways of filming, things I wouldn’t usually think about filming. This week I tried…

Make Something Every Day

So last week I challenged myself to make a short visual video every day, I’ve had a bit of a creative slump the last couple of weeks and need something to drag myself through it. Doing a challenge like this has been on my mind for a couple of months, but I’ve been too lazy…

Thought Bubble Festival 2016

Every year I seem to miss out on Thought Bubble, usually due to work commitments. However, this year I got to go! I went with my girlfriend and met up with a friend from social media, Mat Roff (http://www.matroff.co.uk). Mat and myself have been chatting for a couple of years online and earlier this year collaborated…

Visiting The Hepworth

On Sunday my girlfriend and I visited The Hepworth Wakefield, we’ve been meaning to go for awhile, but never seem to get round to it. So with not much planned and without many other ideas we drove over to Wakefield. It was a chance to get out of the house, take the camera and soak…

Animating, F’ YEAH!

Animating is really fun and something I don’t get a lot of time to do. However, couple of months back I had a few free mornings and went on a creative spree, lots of short animation projects. Below are just some of them and you can see more on my Instagram. At some point in…

My Trip to Boston

When given the opportunity to visit Boston you don’t turn it down, then you find out it’s to shoot a short documentary about an ex-Mafia mobster… But what the heck, free trip to Boston! (A work related piece of content, so not free, but business). We flew via Toronto, where I had sweet potato tots…