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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).

Michael’s background in commercial editing has also lead to his work on a number of motion graphics and visual effects on such films as The Monster Project, Becoming, and The Husband.

 

 

Filmography

 

Michael Thomas James’ full filmography can be found on IMDb.

 
 

 

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