Juli Jackson

Juli Jackson

Media Arts
Northeast Region
Paragould, Arkansas
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My focus for an Arts in Education program would be an introduction to the process of filmmaking. Students learn how to express their own ideas using images, sounds, and editing. The program would allow all individuals to have an engaging hands-on experience developing an original short film, learning the basics of camera, lighting, and sound equipment, shooting and editing their story, and screening the finished piece to see their results. Through each step, students gain valuable knowledge to create in an exciting medium, discover their creative strengths, benefit from critical problem solving and teamwork skills, as well as understand the importance of organization and communication. Available to conduct teacher workshops.


Originally a native of Paragould, Arkansas, I graduated from Philadelphia's University of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Video in 2005. My post-collegiate career began that summer with an opportunity to act as Director of Photography for an independent feature film "Beat the Air" shot in Philadelphia. The film enjoyed a lengthy festival run including screenings in La Paz, Mexico and Mumbai, India and is currently being distributed in New Zealand and Australia. After a 3-year stay in Los Angeles, where I contributed lighting design and camerawork on numerous projects including feature films, commercials, documentaries, short films, animations, and more, I returned once again to Philadelphia to create the independent dark comedy feature, "God's Country" which will be touring the festival circuit in late 2009. Currently I have relocated to my hometown in Arkansas to start a production company and begin researching and funding independent films.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: Senior High
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open except July 15th - August 15th
Special Needs: camera, computers, creativity