Jackson Cobb

Last updated

December 30, 2021
 

Biography

Jackson is a projection designer and digital media artist with backgrounds in theatre performance and live video production. Skilled in media design for theatre and live events, media server programming, video editing, motion graphic design, live video direction, and video hardware systems, he has designed content for the Minnesota State Fair, Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party, Trampled by Turtles, Freestyle Productions, and others. He's programmed theatrical projections for the Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, New Dawn Theatre Company, and Minnesota Public Radio. Most recently, he was Assistant Projection Designer for the Broadway premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man.

Jackson views design as a dramaturgical endeavor. He believes every choice matters, and that every link in the chain—from content design to systems engineering—should contribute to storytelling. He implements design work using tools like QLab, TouchDesigner, WATCHOUT, ETC Eos, After Effects, Unreal Engine, Vectorworks, RenderStream, and disguise/d3. He’s specifically interested in XR/Virtual Production, and also knows his way around a broadcast control room.

Jackson is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Design and Technology with a concentration in Integrated Media for Live Performance at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts from Hamline University.

Résumé

Media/Projection Design

  • Jinkies! • UT New Theatre
  • Song Reimagined • Butler Opera Center
  • Anastasia • Kingwood High School
  • Sonnets for an Old Century • Texas Theatre and Dance
  • In the Ether • ARCOS Dance, Texas Theatre and Dance
  • Virtual Cabaret • Eagan Community Theatre
  • In Transition • Hamline University

...for more, see my resume or CV

Assistant Media Design

  • Thoughts of a Colored Man (Broadway) • design: Sven Ortel • John Golden Theatre
  • Buddy Bailey's Big Break  • design: Zoey Crow • Cohen New Works Festival
  • Year of the Tiger  • design: Zoey Crow • Texas Theatre and Dance
  • Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen  • design: Logan Smith • UT New Theatre
  • Fast Company  • design: Miko Simmons • Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu
  • Gloria: A Life • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre

Projection Programming

  • Year of the Tiger  • design: Zoey Crow • Texas Theatre and Dance
  • Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen  • design: Logan Smith • UT New Theatre
  • A Christmas Celebration with the Steeles • design: Miko Simmons • Minnesota Public Radio
  • Fast Company  • design: Miko Simmons • Guthrie Theater, Theater Mu
  • Gloria: A Life • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre
  • Crowns • design: Miko Simmons • New Dawn Theatre Company
  • Autonomy • design: Anna Robinson • Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Dirty Business • design: Miko Simmons • History Theatre

Event/Concert Media Design

  • AgriGrowth Food & Ag Summit • Freestyle Productions
  • Minnesota State Fair Grandstand • Freestyle Productions
  • Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party • Freestyle Productions
  • Hairball feat. Kat Perkins • Freestyle Productions
  • Trampled by Turtles feat. Lissie • Freestyle Productions
  • Wildcat Invitational Awards Ceremony • Eagan Speech

Work Experience

  • Motion Designer, Videographer • Freelance • 2016-present
  • Integrated Media Technician • The University of Texas at Austin • 2020-21    
  • Media and Sound Shop Manager • Hamline University • 2019-20    
  • Facilities and Rentals Manager • Hamline University • 2019-20
  • Lighting Technician, Media Technician • Hamline University • 2017-20
  • Crew Chief, Motion Designer • TCU Student Media • 2016-17
  • Graphic Designer, Videographer • TCU Center for Instructional Services • 2016-17

Awards/Certifications

  • WATCHOUT Certified User • Dataton AB/Show Sage LLC
  • Dante Level 2 Certification • Audinate, Inc.
  • Certificates of Merit for Projection Design - She Kills Monsters, Love and Information, Iphigenia and Other DaughtersKennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Prague Quadrennial Grant Recipient • USITT Northern Boundary Section
  • 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

Software 

   Media Servers/Show Control

  • QLab 4
  • disguise/d3 r18
  • TouchDesigner 2021
  • WATCHOUT 6
  • Isadora 3
  • ETC Eos (Gio/Ion/Nomad) 

   Non-Linear Editing

  • Final Cut Pro X 
  • Premiere Pro CC 
  • Logic Pro X 
  • Pro Tools 12

  Motion Graphics

  • After Effects CC 
  • Trapcode Suite 16
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Blender

   Graphic Design

  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC 
  • InDesign CC 

   Code/Show Control

  • OSC
  • MSC
  • JavaScript 
  • AppleScript 
  • Python
  • PJLink 
  • Dante
  • HTML5/CSS3

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