About James Baudouy

I am a highly experienced Self-Shooting Producer/Director and Lighting/Cameraman, crafting television programmes across a number of genres; factual, documentary, factual entertainment. My recent Shooting Producer/Director credits include household names such as Salvage Hunters and Grand Designs. I have a wealth of edit producing experience, working in Avid and Premier Pro on shows such as BBC’s Countryfile.

I pride myself on delivering visually rich, editorially strong content to tell the story in the most engaging way. With a background as a lighting/cameraman, my shooting abilities, knowledge on set and all round technical experience makes me an invaluable asset to any production.

I have worked with a range of presenters, talent and contributors from celebrity to novice and have filmed, scripted and directed their performances, often in challenging conditions.

Countryfile – Cumbrian Shepherdess


James is an absolute pleasure to work with and a very talented Shooting Director. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He took our brief and ran with it and delivered exactly what we wanted every time we’ve worked with him.

Judy Wilson – Head of Production at Alleycats Films

James directs and shoots beautiful documentary footage. He has the confidence to let scenes run, and the nerve to intervene when necessary. His organisational skills make him a great asset in the field and edit. He always puts his hand up if he has spare capacity, and communicates early and clearly with execs.

Mark Beech – Series Editor of Countryfile

Its been a very positive experience working with James – he shoots and lights beautifully, and is hard working, professional and always communicates well when out on location.

Dan Trelford – Series Editor, Curve Media

I have worked with James regularly since 2021 and not only is he an excellent cameraman who covers everything well, but he understands editorial and the importance of getting the right content. He listens, and when I am edit producing he reliably brings back everything beautifully shot. I have also worked with James on location, he is a great team player, calm and collected under pressure with a can-do attitude that you want on a shoot. Matt Smith, Producer Director, BBC Bristol.

Matthew Smith – Producer/Director

Drone Pilot:

James is a certified drone pilot – A2C of C Liscence and owns a DJI Mini 3 Pro.