Director // Producer // Cinematographer
Originally from New York City, Jackson was introduced to the entertainment industry as a young boy while raised in a creative environment. This influenced his vision and career in TV & Film from the very beginning. While attending the University of North Carolina Asheville he earned his bachelor's degree in film and visual media. Concentrating in cinematography, Jackson graduated at the top of his department with honors accompanied by awards for his Cinematography and Directing. During his time in Asheville, Jackson founded Jaxhouse Productions, which led to his first commercial production gigs almost 10 years ago today. Since then Jackson has completed hundreds of projects ranging from television/web commercials, to music videos, to pilots, and feature films. Some of Jackson's credits // clients include; DISOCVERY, CNN, AMC, SHOWTIME, CBS, and many private vendors as well.
Currently living and working in Los Angeles, Jackson is Directing Photography for film, television, and commercial content full time. Jackson works on everything from studio comedy to drama or thrilling high impact campaigns. In the camera department is where Jackson excels due to his in depth knowledge of cinema cameras, Cranes/Jibs, Picture Cars, Stedicams, Gimbals, and pre-visualization systems. Additionally, Jackson has advanced experience in special rigging systems for airplanes, race cars, helicopters and small UAV platforms, which is a long time hobby of his since working around the VFX industry.
Recently Jackson was sponsored by Panasonic (Varicam35 Unit) on new developments such as his film "Goodbye Gussie" and his new pilot series "Stiffed", which required a crisp 4k delivery. Jackson is an expert in 4k workflow all the way from production thru coloring. If you sweeten up to him you may even be able to convince Jackson to color your final project in Davinci or Baselight... Some of Jackson's past TV credits include: Murder Among Friends, Unusual Suspects, The Young and The Restless, The Physics of Racing, Fast Times, Living Unemployed, House of Lies, Ray Donovan, Haven, El Principe, and Tosh.O.
Outside of Jackson's cinematography, his ability to stretch a production dollar is extraordinary. Innovation truly drives his unique artistic vision, but his distinctive production skills and unexpected resources deliver the content. Jackson has an innate ability to foster relationships, connect with people and promote creative partnerships. He is a proven natural promoter who enjoys innovative collaborations and is always in search of heartfelt stories. Jackson is an expert in production breakdowns, budgets, Unions (SAG/IATSE/etc.), rental houses, production contracts, and management.
STORY is at the root of all great content, and with that in mind Jackson will continue to deliver high quality concepts to the best of his ability.
Camera Proficiency: ARRI, RED, SONY, PANASONIC Varicam35, CANON, VR 360° OZO, etc.
Edit Suite Proficiency: Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Final Cut 7, AVID, DaVinci Resolve (Color), Red Giant, Base Light