David James to Speak at Zephyrus Marching Academy

He has worked on countless blockbuster films, and now he will be speaking at the 2018 Zephyrus Marching Academy!

David Reed James has been a professional sculptor for more than 20 years. Since 1997 he has created huge, immersive sets and props for more than 50 major motion pictures including Avatar, Black Panther, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers, Team America, Jurassic World, National Treasure, Indiana Jones, Kill Bill, The Grinch, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

His personal work employs whimsical conceptual and kinetic elements often created using discarded and repurposed materials. A great-stellated-dodecahedron shape made from real cheese pizza slices and a moving ring of dominoes that perpetually knock themselves down are just a couple examples.

In the summer of 2013 he moved to Tulsa where he spends his free time with his 10-year-old daughter.

During the seminar at ZMA, we will have a discussion about how to take the arts into adult life, and express creativity in everything you do.


ZMA (Zephyrus Marching Academy) is a one-week experience for Tulsa, OK-area marching band students who wish to maximize their talents and abilities. Registration ends July 8th.