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…

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…

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…

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…

New Bio

Yesterday I wrote a new bio, as my previous one was written several years ago… (Let me know your thoughts). Hello, my name is James Wall. I’m a filmmaker. For many years I’ve been a one-stop shop for all film needs. I’ve made a 90 minute feature film, a six-second Vine and everything in between….

Finished the first DRAFT!

After countless months of on and off script writing, many unfinished projects, many promises made and broken, I finally put my head down and did what I should have done a long time ago, I finished the first draft of my next feature film.  It felt like a massive achievement to finish, when really it’s…

Shutting the Door on Projects

After a year or so working on two film projects I’ve finally closed the door on them. The last six months the two project have been growing stale and very little development as been made. It’s a tough decision to put a stop to something that I had so much enthusiasm for,  but it also…