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About John Jackman

JPJ4.jpgJohn Jackman, (Executive Producer, Director) has been involved in video & television production since the mid-seventies, and was one of the early adopters of digital video and digital production techniques.  An award-winning director and producer, he is the author of Lighting for Digital Video and Television (2002, CMP Books), Digital Compositing & Special Effects – A Practical Guide (CMP Books, 2006), and was for many years a columnist and contributing editor to Digital Video Magazine.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission.

Jackman has broadcast credits with ABC, The Hallmark Channel, The History Channel, and numerous public television stations.  Some of his production credits include:

  • Aurora AwardThe Moravian Video Magazine (1989-1994) Producer, Director
  • After the War: Rebuilding Nicaragua (1991 doc) Producer, Dir.
  • Professor Gigabyte (1997, television pilot) Special Effects Dir.
  • Lighting for Digital Video (2000, instructional) Director
  • The Count Comes to Call (2000, drama) Director, Writer
  • Zinzendorf (2001, documentary miniseries) Director, Writer
  • Marvin the Mealtime Monster (2002, children's) Director
  • Career Bounce-Back (2003, instructional series) Director
  • Charles Wesley: Hymns of Praise (2003, drama) Director, Writer
  • An Uncommon Union (2004, Drama) Producer, Director
  • Windsor Knot (2005, Drama) Producer, Director
  • Passing Moment (2006, Drama) Producer, Director


He has been recognized with numerous national peer-judged awards:

  • 1997 Telly Award (documentary)
  • 1998 Telly Award (commercial)
  • 1999 Videographer Award (fundraising)
  • 2001 Aurora Award (documentary)
  • 2001 Aegis Award (docmentary)
  • 2001 Videographer Award (documentary)
  • 2001 Aegis Award (children's)
  • 2002 Communicator Award (children's)
  • 2002 Crown Award (documentary) In'tl Christian Visual Media Assn.
  • 2003 Communicator Award (instructional)
  • 2007 Aurora Award (dramatic short)


Jackman has taught professional workshops on digital production and lighting for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the American Film Institute (AFI), DV Expo, the Library of Congress, as well as film schools, college, and university programs. He is an active member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), and is an ordained minister in the Moravian Church.  He currently serves as pastor at Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC.