Jackson Cobb

Last updated

December 7, 2018
 

Biography

Jackson is an emerging projection designer and digital media artist with backgrounds in theatre performance and live video production. Skilled in multimedia design for the theatre, video editing, motion graphic design, live video direction, and video hardware setup, he has designed content for the Minnesota State Fair, Hamline University, Freestyle Productions, Eagan Summer Community Theatre, TCU Student Media, and others.

He tells rich stories through video and projection, developing his design work similarly to the way an actor develops their character; every design is motivated—everything has a clear purpose. Jackson implements his designs using tools like After Effects, Trapcode, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Vectorworks, QLab, Quartz Composer, and Syphon. He also knows his way around a broadcast control room. He mostly uses Macs, but works comfortably in Windows.

Jackson currently studies Digital Media Arts and Theatre Arts at Hamline University. When he's not working on a show, he coaches Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, and Prose Interpretation for the Eagan High School speech team. 

Résumé

Projection Design (theatre/dance, selected)

  • Love and Information • Laura Dougherty (Hamline University)*
  • She Kills Monsters • Nancy Owzarek (Eagan High School)*
  • Reminds Me Of... (dance) • Remi Remmey (Hamline University)
  • She Kills Monsters • Jeff Turner (Hamline University)
  • Singin' in the Rain • Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre)
  • Frankenstein • Grace Barnstead (Hamline University)
  • Rabbit Hole • Jeff Turner (Hamline University)
  • Sweet Charity • Natalie Novacek (Hamline University)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre) 
  • The Little Mermaid • Jodene Wartman (Eagan Community Theatre) 

Media Design (concerts/events/exhibitions, selected)

  • Minnesota State Fair Grandstand • Freestyle Productions
  • Hairball feat. Kat Perkins Freestyle Productions
  • Trampled by Turtles feat. Lissie Freestyle Productions
  • What Shapes You • Sophie Warrick Photography
  • Wildcat Invitational Awards Ceremony • Eagan Speech Team

Work Experience

  • Hamline University Theatre – Media Lab Manager, Lighting and Video Technician/Programmer
  • Freestyle Productions – Motion Designer, IMAG Videographer, Playback Operator
  • TCU Student Media – Crew Manager, Director, Tech Director, Motion Designer
  • Eagan AM – Director, Tech Director, Motion Designer, Videographer, Editor
  • KSTP 5 Eyewitness News – Production Intern

Awards

  • Regional Student Production Award Winner • Upper Midwest Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Regional Student Production Award Nominee • Upper Midwest Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Student of the Year - Video Technology Dept • Eagan High School
  • 10th Place - Dramatic Interpretation • National Speech and Debate Association
  • 6th Place - Duet Acting • National Individual Events Tournament of Champions
  • Outstanding Lead Performance • Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards

Software 

   Show Control/Projection Mapping

  • QLab 3/4 ★★★★★
  • ETC Eos (Gio/Ion/Nomad) ★★★★

   Non-Linear Editing

  • Final Cut Pro X ★★★★★
  • Premiere Pro CC ★★★
  • Audition CC ★★★★
  • Logic Pro X ★★★

  Motion Graphics

  • After Effects CS6/CC ★★★★★
  • Trapcode Suite 14 ★★★★★
  • Motion 5 ★★★★★
  • Quartz Composer ★★★★
  • Cinema 4D ★★

   Graphic Design

  • Photoshop CS6/CC ★★★★★
  • Illustrator CC ★★★★★
  • InDesign CC ★★★

   Code/Tech

  • HTML5 ★★★★★
  • CSS3 ★★★★★
  • JavaScript ★★★
  • AppleScript ★★★★★
  • PJLink ★★★★★
  • Automated network show control ★★★★★

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