Jim Watters

Jim Watters

photocreations.ca

Camera operator, cinematographer and director of photography in Saint John, Canada

About Jim

I am a photographer, software developer, image manipulator, photo creator, and panorama guru, that is now pursuing an endeavor to create 360° 3D interactive panoramic movies.

I have a Diploma of Fine Craft in Photography from NBCCD in 1990. Later, I went on to study software development and received a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology. Now I am an imaging software engineer specializing in creating and viewing interactive spherical panoramic photographs and video. Along the way I have learned many aspects of computers and am armed with copious knowledge of graphic software.

In 2006 I started creating 360° spherical panorama videos by creating custom camera rigs. I was pushing the limits of the technology at the time. It was not until 2008 that I was able to fully enjoy the finished product as an interactive panoramic video at the Munster Film Festival.
http://photocreations.ca/mff2008_wpt2006/index.html

I was involved with the successful 360° panoramic video camera project, Sphericam, on Kickstarter. http://sphericam.com/

Most recently I am investigating shooting 360° panoramic video in stereoscopic 3D to be viewed on head mounted displays like the Oculus Rift.
http://photocreations.ca/3D/index.html

I am presenting my work at the International Panoramic Photography Conference in late May. http://lasvegas2014.org/

To fulfill my 360° 3D video endeavor I have joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers CoOp taking as many courses on film making as I can.

I want to improve my shooting technique to best showcase this new filming and viewing technology.


Name: Jim Watters

Lives in: Saint John, Canada

Company: photocreations.ca

Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director of Photography and Filmmaker

Unique traits: Analytical, Innovative, Creative, Adaptive, and Dedicated

Education

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
    (1998-1999)

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
    (1995-1996)

  • New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
    (1987-1990)

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