Michael Thomas James “Contact”
Senior Editor | Dailies Supervisor | Visual Effects Artist
Based in Chicago, IL | Available in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
Michael Thomas James (aka “Contact”) began editing with Periscope Post & Audio in 2013 and has become one of our Senior Editors, known for his work on the narrative feature Range Runners, as well as the sports documentary Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story. While with Periscope, Michael has also edited the acclaimed LGBTQ web-series the T and Cellar Door, with both performing phenomenally on the festival circuit, the latter netting Michael a festival award for Best Editing Short.
Starting as a Dailies Technician on several network television shows and feature films (Sirens, Southside with You, Hala) Michael has now gone on to be a Dailies Supervisor, overseeing all dailies processing on our Chicago-based shows and features (The Chi, Proven Innocent, The Red Line).
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics