Having started a successful comedy troupe, “Some people’s children…” in Japan, Fred Kamperman then moved to New York City to formally study acting, directing and improv at Herbert Berghof Studios. When he moved to Vancouver, he joined OutLookTV as the “Sporty Shorts” reporter and soon became a producer. After a hiatus, he came back as the Executive Community Producer for the OutGamesTV which was broadcast across Canada. Working with community partners like HIM( Health Initiative for Men) with ShawTV and OutTV, he took the legacy from the games, and put together a crew of volunteer reporters, camera operators and editors to recreate OutLookTV, a weekly GBLTQI life style magazine show. His vision is to make OutLookTV a national show, where reporters can contribute from their communities Coast to Coast and make it an All Canadian GBLTQI entertainment and resource center.
In 1989 James was involved with “the Coming Out Show” on Vancouver’s Co-op radio and produced promotional segments for Celebration ’90 which were sent to LGBT radio show’s around the world.
At the turn of the century when digital video was readily available, James started using it for work and for over ten years to produce trailers for Vancouver’s Queer Film Festival. He has volunteered on independent film productions and was cinematographer for a Transgender Documentary produced for OutTV.
As a retired consulting engineer James brings his organizational and technical skills to OutlookTV as Webmaster, cameraperson, editor and Community Producer.
His advice to all ages of the LGBTQ community is to Volunteer, get involved and rewards will come .