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Inside the Mind of the Houston Rockets Video Guy: James Dawkins

Video production and entertainment for the masses

James Dawkins, video editor of the Houston Rockets, found his passion for video production at an early age when he used to film with his twin brother for his church group. Currently, James is working under renowned film editor, Gil Green, and has impressive professional experience doing video editing for NBA teams. 

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In this interview, we chat about his upbringing, how he got to where he is today,his creative process, and what he is looking forward to working on in the future. Listen to the interview and check out the notes below: 


Quote of the Day

I don’t care how good you are at video editing, don’t talk to me until you have a degree. James' former boss.

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. How James figured out video editing was his passion

  2. What are the responsibilities of an NBA team video editor?

  3. How does a professional video come to life?

Featured Book

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

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Getting to Know James Dawkins

What is a helpful resource for you?

Youtube. A great resource to look for high quality videos with great editing.

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

His current and former bosses. Although “bosses are frenemies” he found that they have been a great personal resource for him.

What is your purpose on this planet?

To bring entertainment to a large group of people and influence them rightfully through video editing.

Where to find James Dawkins?

His Youtube Channel 

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