james tralie bio


Je pense en français, speak in English, and see the world through the lens of my camera. I work as a Planetary Science Video Producer and Animator at NASA and seek to explain complex scientific discoveries to the public through film and animation.

My films, including documentaries, music videos, dramas, and animations, have been selected by international film festivals for screenings and awards. Some of these include a screening at the White House to meet President Obama, screening at the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater, winning a Student Emmy, PBS screenings, and receiving YoungArts recognition.

I studied Geosciences with minors in French and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. During my time at Princeton, I acted in a French theater group (L’Avant-Scène), led the Princeton Film Productions group, played club baseball, and traveled to Morocco, France, and Spain to conduct geophysical research.