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About John Jacobson

An accomplished professional video producer and photographer with over two decades of award-winning experiences within film, television, advertising, marketing, and journalism

I am creative

An award-winning storyteller who leverages imagery to inspire, educate, entertain, and awe the viewer. My abilities are well rooted with hands on experience as a Photographer, Producer, Director, and DoP.

I am experienced

A talented professional with an extensive background directing advertising campaigns, producing social marketing videos, developing television programming, remote editing, and shooting across all corners of the globe.

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How I Did It

A history of achieving great results

1990 - 1996

My first published work was covering the rising Seattle music scene for the local street rags, music publications, and record labels. Following an editorial assignment overseas, I moved to Africa and soon found myself bouncing from one third-world warzone to the next. Stringing for newswires and publications, I covered countless conflicts and political issues including the Rwandan Genocide, South African Elections, Rebels in Angola, Zaire, and the Ivory Coast.

1996 - 2006

Working on my first feature film, Flame, I continued to shoot and direct a series of documentary films such as God Gift, War and Beyond the Forbidden Zone, as well as develop special request footage for feature films such as Syriana and War, Inc. By the end of the century, I was field producing coverage of world events and politics, including Afghanistan and Iraq, for a number of television networks around the world.

2006 - 2015

From journalism to advertising, I started out shooting online campaigns for clients such as 7-eleven and Land Rover through a Singapore based advertising agency. This quickly progressed to producing TVCs for clients such as Nivea and Unilever. Having clear passions for the outdoors and action sports, a few years later I was leading small-team campaign productions across remote locations for clients looking for an adventurous edge.

2016 - Today

Continuing the trend of building out video assets for marketing and advertising teams, I focused my strengths of storytelling to the tech industry. From showcasing the progress of companies such as Uber, Snapchat and Mapbox to Tesla's attempt at autonomous cars to the rapid advancements of augmented reality with Google to gaming, live mapping, and artificial intelligence, I create stories that develop dialog and excitement across the industry and beyond.

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114
Total Awards
370704
Minutes Well Spent
Infinite
Gatorades Were Consumed

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My Current Location
San Francisco
United States
Contact Information
Mobile: (415) 656-8744
jacobsonjm@yahoo.com