WELCOME TO THE JAMES MEMBER RESOURCES and FORUMS
This initiative is designed only for Students on JAMES accredited courses, for our Academic Members and for the Friends of JAMES. These are the three Categories of JAMES Membership.

Each category has its own set of Resources. Sometimes these are common to all of us such as ‘Wellbeing’. These resources are under the heading ‘Shared Stuff’. Each membership category has its own Forum, but these are also open to all members.

All members have access to all pages, in the spirit of collaboration and networking. JAMES is aware that the internet is awash with technical and creative advice, but we want the emphasis of these pages to be on Quality rather than Quantity

The Friends of JAMES (FOJ) are mainly manufacturers and suppliers in the creative industries that JAMES represents. 

Our mission is to help all these areas network, collaborate, share ideas and exchange news. We believe that collaboration between Industry and Education, between different industry disciplines and between each other is vital for future success.

As technologies and our work converge, it is vital that we all learn something of what each other does; even if its only the jargon. These pages will be a good starting point to learning and sharing stuff. Ever wondered what a "grip" does; the role of a mastering engineer or compositor; and what on earth is "tweening"?

Part of the JAMES mission is to ensure that the many years of accumulated knowledge and experience are passed on to future generations. However, we must remember that although there are basic rules, all professionals have different techniques and sometimes they will not agree with each other. This is the creative process at work and this often means breaking the rules. For some of us the breaking of rules is our life's work.

Everything here is designed to stimulate and encourage creativity, so take the ideas and make them your own.

As the resources build up, and this will take time, this place will become a one-stop-shop for reference and communication. Resources are submitted by our illustrious assessors, the manufacturers and suppliers who have become Friends of JAMES and Academic Members who run accredited courses.

Students will find links to articles and other reading matter, sometimes with audio and video content. They can also find study tips, wellness advice and information from the industry organisations that make up the JAMES alliance. Twice a year links to the best piece of student work on each accredited course, can be posted in the Showcase section. This will be chosen by the course leaders. There will also be information from our the industry organisations who make up the JAMES alliance and the JAMES family.

Academics can post research ideas and links to their academic papers. There is also a section to post academic jobs. Educationalists can share new learning perspectives and will find links to latest learning research.

Friends of JAMES will find latest educational news and government policy. (We take no responsibility for this). There will be posts on opportunities for Industry Training and Wellbeing as well as the possibilities to share research and ideas.

This new initiative will only be as good as the volume of its use, so please get stuck in. These pages will continually added to, so keep checking back.

Please send ideas for content to membership@jamesonline.org.uk.

The Forums will be monitored for abuse but please report any abuse to this email address
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NETWORK
SHARE IDEAS
FIND COLLABORATORS

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DESIGNED TO COMPLIMENT
JAMES ACCREDITED COURSES

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GET HELP
HELP OTHERS
SHOW APPRECIATION

LATEST ADDITIONS

BRILLIANT NEW BOOK PREVIEW
Terry Ackland-Snow and Wendy Laybourn. The Art of Illusion about Production Design for Film and Television

GREAT ARTICLES BY GRADUATES ABOUT EMPLOYMENT
Lots of valuable info. by ex students some who have taken unexpected career paths and loving them.
Composing, Production, Broadcast, Film, Games.

SOUND WITHOUT SUMS
A primer on acoustics particularly in relation to PA

RECORDING VOCALS
In modern pop music – and many other genres – the lead vocals are generally the most important element. George Shilling (www.georgeshilling.com) reveals some tricks of the trade with a bit of spill from Dave Ward.

FILM & TELEVISION
A general production breakdown


AN INTRODUCTION TO FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
A brief look at the many opportunities and roles available in Feature Film Making.

STRESS AND HOW TO HACK IT
Some thoughts on stress and how to survive it.

IMPORTANCE OF TUNING DRUMS
Some drum tracks tuned and untuned

SOME EQ IDEAS
To go with the drum tracks downloads