Latest Additions

INTERVIEWS WITH PRODUCERS
Our good friend Mike Banks at Record Production and SSL invite us to share the hundreds of interviews with Producers on their site

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

Drum tracks to play with in your DAW

SOME EQ IDEAS
To go with the drum tracks downloads

About this Site

This initiative is designed only for Students on JAMES accredited courses, for our Academic Members and for the Friends of JAMES.

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

We believe that collaboration between Industry and Education, between different industry disciplines and between each other is vital for our future success.

As technologies and our work converge, it is vital that we all learn something of what each other does; even if it's 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.

We must remember, however, 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, 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.

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

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