• Ron James is the real deal when it comes to scripting, capturing and editing  brand photography and video assets. He thinks about the details on a level that maximize digital reach.

     

  • Ron James has worked with the largest global brands in the world, and was able to deliver that high quality standard to my brand. He has the unique ability to listen to me ramble about where I want my brand to visually be and propels me there.

     

  • “Ron is more than a videographer, he is like a one stop creative services department”.

     

  • Ron James understands how website, interacts with social media and develops content to improve brand awareness while improving SEO.

RONZO POWER

Creative Director , 02/2015 to Current
RONZO POWER – San Diego, CA

  • Communicated with factories in Shenzhen China, Samsung battery, product packaging, power charge cable and
    PCB motherboard.
  • Outsourced portable battery production to factories in China and replaced the key internal power bank
    components – PCB motherboard and Li-Ion battery.
  • Designed portable battery charger packaging and manufactured & assembled in China.
  • Coordinated and sourced portable battery recharge cable with custom packaging plant in China before shipping to
    U.S.A.
  • Reviewed the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures and research and
    development appropriations.
  • Developed pricing strategies while balancing firm objectives with customer satisfaction maximization.
  • Initiated product warranty and shipping & returns policy.
  • Coordinated Shipping & Returns workflow and policy.
  • Coordinated and participated in promotional activities and trade shows.
  • Coordinated art and graphics creation for effective merchandising.
  • Identified value propositions and key messages for all of the company’s marketing campaigns.
  • Preserved brand integrity by monitoring the consistency and quality of marketing content.
  • Designed customer branded vinyl wrap for potable chargers to increase sales and develop a niche in market.
  • Developed and implemented campaigns for email, online advertising, search engines and direct mail.
  • Developed and tracked social media sales campaign’s effectiveness and adjusted strategies accordingly.

Mind Over Eye (T.E.N. Studio)

Director of Photography , 01/2014 to 02/2015
MIND OVER EYE – Los Angeles, CA

  • Photographed high-quality images for both editorial print and Internet distribution.
    Shot custom content photographs for RAM Trucks and Infiniti Q50s in controlled studio, field and remote
    environments.
  • Shot video for VFX live action, behind the scenes, live streaming video content for Dodge Viper, Hyundai
    Genesis, Ram Trucks, and Infiniti Q50s in controlled studio, field and remote environments.
  • Shot how-to-videos for Armor All – custom shield product and Eastwood power tools.
  • Set up and shape fresnel and florescent: studio lighting, product lighting, model, interview lighting and natural
    lighting in the field.
  • Archived photographs on computers and servers.
  • Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared the location and set for shooting.
  • Produced entertainment and lifestyle, editorial, and commercials.
  • Managed casting and selected shot locations.
  • Operated DSLR cameras 5D Mark III, Cannon C300, Cannon C500.
  • Operated cinematic camera Aari Alexa EV and Sony F5.
  • Operated broadcast cameras Sony EX-1, Sony EX-3 and Sony FS700.
  • Operated camera lenses: Cannon EF prime lens (adjustable focal lengths: 24mm-105mm, 16mm-35mm,
    70mm-200mm, 100mm-400mm), Carl Zeiss (fixed focal length: 50mm, 70mm, 1000mm).
  • Incorporated advertisers and products into shows in innovative ways.
  • Performed all phases of post-production process, including editing, dubbing and color correction.
  • Coordinated with the talent relations department to facilitate execution and payment of talent contracts.
  • Color corrected and cropped photography using Adobe Lightroom software.
  • Color corrected video using DaVinci Resolve software.

Motor Trend ( The Enthusiast Network)

Video Producer, 04/2011 to 12/2013
THE ENTHUSIAST NETWORK – Los Angeles, CA

  • Produced short film documentaries, editorial reviews, editorial comparisons, factory tours, press launch vehicle
    coverage, internet live streaming broadcast, event DVD, non fiction shows.
  • Shot video in controlled studio, field and remote environments.
  • Handled all field audio mixing for four short film documentaries.
  • Operated DSLR cameras 5D Mark III, Cannon C300, Cannon C500.
  • Operated broadcast cameras Sony EX-1, Sony EX-3 and Sony FS700.
  • Operated camera lenses: Cannon EF prime lens (adjustable focal lengths: 24mm-105mm, 16mm-35mm,
    70mm-200mm, 100mm-400mm).
  • Incorporated advertisers and products into shows in innovative ways.
  • Performed all phases of post-production process, including editing, audio mixing and color correction.
  • Color corrected video using DaVinci Resolve software.
  • Edited video using Adobe premier, Final Cut Pro 7 and AVID 6, Adobe Aftereffects.
  • Oversaw all phases of video production for The Downshift – short film documentary series, from pre- to
    post-production.
  • Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared the location and set for shooting.
  • Winner of Youtube Space LA award for largest viewership of automotive content on Youtube.com.
  • Winner of Western Publishing Association’s – Maggie Award for “Best Use of Video in Editorial/ Short Form/ Consumer”.

McMillin Realty

Graphic Art and Design , 03/2008 to 04/2011
McMillin Realty – Chula Vista, CA

  • Created and resized images for online and print marketing collateral.
  • Designed wireframes and compositions for real estate agent landing pages.
  • Researched current and emerging art and graphic design technologies, such as, walk score, rate my
    neighborhood and iHomefinder API property search.
  • Troubleshot page performance issues, SEO performance code incompatibilities and web imagery problems.
  • Designed listing agent – client meeting, media decks and marketing collateral.
  • Delivered production ready graphics in HTML and CSS for all marketing assets.
  • Designed advertisements, open house banners and signage from concept through completion.
  • Collaborated with office branch managers on various web, mobile and tablet application interfaces.
  • Edited existing PowerPoint slides to enhance internal sales meetings.
  • Generated social media polls, contest and head shot photography for 56 real estate agents.
  • Worked with real estate agents to determine strategy and design for annual marketing campaigns.

RON JAMES

e: ronjamesca@gmail.com | m: 619.710.9898

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Behind the Lens

Ron has over ten years of experience in digital media focusing on photography & video, social media and the creation of digital content. In addition to his corporate experience, Ron has launched his own brand- Ronzo Power– giving him expertise in all business aspects including those outside of photography & video. While working for Motor Trend Film, he excelled at developing social media strategies, publishing social posts and running a team that provided content via video and photography. His experience and his “doer” attitude have allowed him to become exceptionally talented with brand messaging in a fast-paced environment.

For Ron, no job is too large or too small. His primary goal is to translate his unique skill set to local business that are seeking to add an experienced, articulate individual to their team. He is striving to obtain a position that provides him the opportunity to create brand messaging and reputation through website, social, video and photo channels. He is an experienced multi platform specialist with AVID Pro 6, Adobe Premiere, After Affects, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro 7, Mail Chimp, DSLR Camera operator, product lighting techniques, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress, Youtube, and many digital online tools. Ron also added Google Advertising to his skill set while working at Motor Trend Films. He continues to incorporate the lessons he learns on all projects into his work.

about me
behind the lens

PROJECTS

My primary goal is to increase brand exposure and help deliver a clear brand message through website, social, video and photo channels.

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