Director, James Davis, II, who is also known as “JD2”, is a 26-year-old Music Video Director & Photographer, who lives his life by visuals.”
James got his start in film/TV when he was only 11 years old, while working as a Cable Wrangler in his church’s media department. Once he was old enough to operate a camera, he realized that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Being true to himself, James continued to purse his goals at Willamsville East High School in Buffalo, New York, where he immersed himself in TV courses and classes in editing, and he began developing his own visual style. After graduating from high school, James went directly to “art school” to study film. After a 13 month run, he left art school to attend the more prestigious Full Sail University in Orlando, Fl. It was in this setting that James more completely developed and evolved in the pursuit of his dreams.
In “Full Sail,” James learned to meet the film industry’s demands of long and sleepless schedules, as well; he gained the opportunity to work with other talented and self-driven students to conceptualize and make commercials, short films and music videos; but most importantly, Full Sail allowed for James to cultivate and augment his expertise in shooting and editing music videos— where his passion resides.
Although James is still young in “The Industry,” he has had the pleasure of working with talented well know and upcoming artist such as Chris Brown, Usher, Akon, Red One, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Curren$y, Cris Cab, Pharrell Williams and many more. And, while James loves working with up-and-coming/break through artist, he is working hard to further his career with more established artist.
James has lived and traveled up and down the East Coast filming and pursuing his dreams. James now resides in Los Angeles, California, looking to further expand his visual horizons.