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Jim is a Telly Award-winning filmmaker whose works have shown on A&E and other major cable networks. He has worked with the State of California on many projects over the years and his work has been featured in major permanent exhibits for the California State Museum -- such as in the three-screen presentation seen here that greets visitors in the "California Experience." He won a Muse Award for his work on this project.
Jim has also created a series called "California Legacy" which dramatizes stories from California History, filmed on location at authentic sites in California's State Historic Parks. The series is aligned with the California History Social Science Framework and Standards for the fourth grade. Begun as a celebration of the California Gold Rush to Statehood Sesquicentennial, the series continues as a lasting tribute to the diverse peoples who contributed to the building of the Golden State. Having won a first prize Telly Award in 1997, the series currently reaches over 800,000 California fourth graders annually through agreements with public school licensing agencies, and has aired on regional television networks around the country.
In 1999, James Kelty & Associates produced "Golden Moments in California History," a series of public service spots celebrating California's Gold Rush to Statehood Sesquicentennial. The spots were produced under the combined authority of California State Parks, the USDA Forest Service, and the California State Gold Rush to Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission established by the Governor.
Today, Jim's company is built around the Pinnacle Cinewave system using Final Cut Pro to edit their productions.