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Jim & Kelly Watt ShootingAbout the producers:

Photo journalists Jim and Kelly Watt have personally lensed over 3000 hours of high definition footage since they purchased in 2000, the very first HD camera and deck that Panasonic sold in the world.  The Watt's have to date, produced and released over 1000 hours of High Definition TV documentaries, hundreds of fly fishing and travel TV programs, TV commercials, corporate portraits, video news releases, promotional profiles, internet introductions and exercise DVD’s.

For several decades they worked  for ABC News, 20/20 & PrimeTime, NBC Dateline, CBS 60 Minutes and PBS as a location production team. For nearly a decade, this rather laid back but dynamic pair also filmed & hosted ESPN’s Fly Fishing Video Magazine.

With over 60 years experience working in 40 countries, the South Pole and North Pole, behind and in front of the camera, filming, directing and producing news, documentaries and entertainment shows, the Watts are pioneers in High Definition (HD) video production. They were the first in the world to purchase an HD camera and recorder from Panasonic in 2000 and were filming in Ireland a week later!

In addition to their professional and technical expertise, the Watt’s enjoy traveling and are skilled, passionate fly anglers.

More about the producers:
For more than 40 years, Jim & Kelly Watt, co-owners of Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. have been creating, producing, directing and photographing television news, documentaries and programming for national and international distribution.

Jim Watt, President
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 40 years of experience as a network cameraman, director and producer. Jim started his television career in 1963 in the mailroom of 
WDAF-TV, in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved from the mailroom to processing black and white news-film and learning the art of cinematography, to which he has devoted his career. 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 for 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. In 1978, Jim Watt, resigned from NBC News, moved to Seattle and started his own production company, James Watt Video. When Kelly Bennett joined him in 1984, they changed the name of the company to Bennett-Watt Enterprises, Inc., which has since evolved into Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc. as well as Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc.

Over the last 30 years Jim has been doing what he enjoys most... filming, editing, creating and fly fishing.

Kelly Watt, Vice President 

Kelly Watt has been a working professional in network television news, documentaries and entertainment for over 25 years and began her career at 
KOMO Television in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Watt worked for many years as a sound technician for various television networks (ABC, NBC, PBS, HARPO) and productions and until she refocused her attention from that aspect of network television she was the “first call” sound tech in the Northwest for network television assignments worldwide. She is co-host, producer and videographer of Fly Fishing Video Magazine a premier ESPN and Outdoor Life Channel television series that ran for nearly 10 years and she has filmed and/or recorded sound in more than 15 countries and every state in the U.S.

Since 2000 she has focused her efforts on production of the various high definition Discoveries…”series produced byBennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc., with her partner and husband Jim Watt.  The satisfaction and challenges of being one of the real pioneers in modern day HD video production has cast her in many functions from Africa wildlife videographer and sound tech to producing a series of cooking programs. Constantly on the “prowl” for new and challenging projects in addition to all her production responsibilities, Kelly is also a graphic artist, web designer, avid cook and passionate fly angler.

Jim and Kelly Watt have been a production team since 1984 and continue to shoot, produce, host, edit and deliver a variety of different projects.


Freelance Talent
 

To compliment the staff, freelance talent is also added to the mix when appropriate.

Other Products
This link will take you to our DVD/VHS website (www.Bennett-Watt.com) focusing on international travel documentaries, music, fly fishing & cooking programs.

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