Camera Operator.
Assistant Camera.

James M. Drake MEdia, LLC



Welcome! I'm James Drake.

I'm a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Assistant Camera from Virginia. I freelance and I'm also the owner of 12Gates Films & Services, a production company which specializes in marketing and branding through film and video.

Growing up, my mom was the family photographer, so I have been around cameras for as long as I can remember. It was while watching the behind-the-scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan' on VHS that I knew I wanted to be a filmmaker. 

I have served in various capacities on productions such as Fox’s “Strange Inheritance,” DIY Network’s “First Time Flippers,” as well as a host of sporting events, live shows, music videos, and short and feature films. I was recently presented the Christian Film Festival’s Best Cinematography award for lensing the short film “Tom’s Last Night,” which went on to win the award for best short film. I lead the Media Ministry at Kingdom Pursuers International Ministries in Richmond, VA where I oversee production of film, print, audio, and web media for various ministry uses.

I currently work throughout the U.S., but have aspirations to work around the world.

I'm ready to put my expertise to work for you. Let me know how I can be of assistance to you!



The following is a selection of recent film projects.
Click here for information on Cinematic Wedding Films!


2017 DP Reel



Scene from "The Miracle Project"

Genre: Drama
Dir: Sandra Demetrius


Scene from "Kids & Couture"

Genre: Drama
Dir: Sandra Demetrius

Click here to view a full list of my Film & TV credits.




I would love to speak with you about how I can help you achieve your vision. Please fill out the form below, leave a voicemail at (804) 506-0797, or email me at info@jamesmdrakemedia.com and I will contact you soon!


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