My name is James Webb. As a multidisciplinary turnkey video expert with over 10 years experience, I can single-handedly produce, direct, shoot, and edit smaller projects (i.e., testimonials, demos). And by simply adding a production assistant or two, I can easily accommodate mid-size video projects (i.e., teleprompter orations, corporate events). Regardless of the job requirements, I provide convenient video solutions that scale up or down to cater to each specific need. Whether it's shooting interviews and B-roll, working with a CEO on a corporate (NDA) statement, or editing down days of captured footage to create a one-minute Highlight video, I've clocked hundreds of freelance hours on location, in studio, and in the editing bay.
For creative agencies and the like that desire a higher resolution, more cinematic look, and a collaborative partner with skin in the game, I created Zilker Films, LLC (est. 2007) to provide services for larger-scale productions and high-end post. With years of experience in acquisition, editing, compositing, and color timing of 4K footage, Zilker Films is fully equipped to deliver the highest results from today's versatile 4K RAW options. From its inception, Zilker Films has repeatedly produced successful vertical marketing campaigns for television broadcast and social media platforms –– on time and on budget.
I approach every job highly motivated and inspired to do my best work. I consider myself a thoughtful and meticulous freethinker. My focus is on social and emotional intelligence and a positive flexible attitude. The simple truth is, I love what I do and I consider myself lucky to be able to do it.
Client work: 3M, ACL Music Festival, AMD, Applebee's, Baylor College of Medicine, Candoris, Chaotic Moon, CompassLearning, Credit Karma, Dell, Gemalto, HBO, HCB Health, Hewlett Packard, HID Global, HomeAway, Humana, Keller Williams, MasterCard, McGarrah Jessee, Motorola, Nestlé Purina PetCare, NSS Labs, NXP Semiconductors, Phelps Dunbar, Rooster Teeth Productions, Samsung, Sara Lee, Southwest Airlines, Spiceworks, St. David's Hospital, SXSW, TD Ameritrade, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The Campaign Workshop, The Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, USAA, USA Technologies, VMware, WellAware, YMCA, and Y&R.
Born and raised in Louisiana, I've been a Texas resident since 1991 and a resident of Austin for 18 years. I earned advanced degrees in Design, Fine Arts, and 3D Animation. I've also dabbled in music for most of my life. After graduating college I began a professional career in Photography and five years later, having received an Associate's of Art in 3D Animation, I started a new profession in Game Development –– specializing in Lighting Design and 3D Camera Animation. In 2000, I moved from Dallas to Austin and in 2001 pivoted to Film and Video Production.
As an award-winning Director of Photography, my work has been recognized by Canon, Chrysler, HBO, Panasonic, and Vanity Fair Magazine. My short films have screened at the Dallas Video Festival, DGA Theaters in NY & LA., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, NY Tribeca Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, SXSW, and The Isfahan International Short Film Festival.