James Plumlee Photography

About / Resume

James Plumlee is a freelance photo/video journalist as well as a contract video editor at Level 3 Communications based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He enjoys finding the unexpected details in a story. Previously a staff photographer and video journalist at the Tulsa World and Oklahoman newspapers, James has experience producing both still and multimedia packages on deadline. During his time at both newspapers James helped launch their video programs and trained his fellow photographers to shoot and edit video. He has been an adjunct instructor at OSU-Okmulgee, teaching their introductory video course. James enjoys exploring the new field of web-based multimedia journalism, as he is equally at home in visual and audio storytelling. Prior to his professional photography experience James worked for several years as a nonlinear audio editor. James’s work has won several awards, including Web Site Photo of the Year (1st Place, 2007) from the Oklahoma Associated Press,  Gold video award from Graphex (Tulsa Art Director’s) and Best Use of Multimedia (1st Place, 2008) from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. His work has been published by the Washington Post, USA Today, ABCNews.com, The Wall Street Journal, Time.com, The Progressive Farmer, The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, Oklahoma Magazine and Urban Tulsa Weekly and screened at several film festivals including ResFest Korea.

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