Jonathan came into the music video world in a round-about way. Working as a freelance architectural photographer, he offered to do a time-lapse of the legendary PBS television show Austin City Limits. The producers at ACL liked the idea and accepted. After a practice run with Elvis Costello, Jonathan created a time-lapse of the full day of taping with Pearl Jam. The online “viral” success of that video spawned a role for Jonathan as ACL’s official videographer. Jonathan has now created over 120 behind-the-scenes video previews for ACL’s online promotions. He also has created the show opening sequence, or “intro”, for season 37, 38, 39, 40, & 41 of Austin City Limits and creates the “back-plate” (footage that runs behind the credits) for each episode.
Through this experience Jonathan has expanded his video work to music videos, corporate videos, and independent projects.
Name: Jonathan Jackson
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Editor, Motion Graphic Design and Producer