Seattle, WA, USA
Jim Watt has produced and directed film and video on location in every state of the union, as well as more than 3 dozen foreign countries. Jim has over 50 years of experience as a network cameraman, director and producer. In 1967, he started freelancing for NBC News in Vietnam, soon capturing a coveted position as staff network cameraman. During his 11 years as a staff network cameraman for NBC News, Jim covered the war in Vietnam, filmed numerous assignments including being chosen as one of three NBC News cameramen to cover President Nixon's first visit to China in 1970 and the sole NBC News cameraman to accompany Henry Kissinger on an around the world tour, the following year.
Recommendations from clients:
"The footage is more than impressive-but your stuff has always been. That spooky shot of the ship in the distant haze moving silently through the frozen seascape....the whole works logged now for posterity when we get it put together in a 20/20 feature that will be remembered moree even than the South Pole Piece. Great work!"
Hugh Downs, ABC 20/20
"Jim and Kelly Watt are not only talented, hard working, creative and imaginative they are incredibly pleasant and a joy to work with. Whenever they're available for our needs in the Pacific North West they're our go to crew. I've had the pleasure of working with Jim and Kelly many times with 20/20 and the footage always looks great and correspondents, producers, and our subjects all leave with nothing but compliments for Jim and Kelly."
Brooke Stangeland, Editorial Producer ABC 20/20
"The best in the business. A classic team of pros."
John Nance, Author, Aviation Analyst & Professional Speaker
"Thank you! It looked GREAT! I feel an Emmy."
Steve McIntire, Good Morning America
1975 - Emmy nomination for cinematography, 1974 - Emmy nomination for Cinematography , 1968 - Emmy
- RC aerial
- Video editing