Jason Van Sickel
Emmy Winning Producer/Director/DP/Editor/Visual Artist
Mr. Van Sickel is a traditionally trained artist (pencil/pen & ink/painting/sculpture), and has been involved in the arts in one form or another for 25+ years. From illustrating to photography to motion-picture film to HD/4K/8K video, everything project is approached with an artist's eye.
Mr. Van Sickel has led scores of production teams, managed sets, produced many TV pilots, commercials, industrials, corporate communications, medical industry, documentaries, features and short films and more.
He continues to seek out and work with individuals and companies who want something different than the average video. Something special that tells a story, is cinematic, and non-traditional. A final product above and beyond expectation.
Hosting the Arri camera reps from Los Angeles at our studios for a demo with all of the latest Arri cameras and lenses.
My work history has been extremely varied. From an ice sculptor apprentice with 8-Time Olympian Ice Carving Champion, Robert Bifulco, to learning how to plan and execute Direct Response Infomercials from one of the founding fathers of infomercials. I've lead the call as a VP of Marketing & Production for TWL Studios aka Primedia (one of the largest producers of educational content for medical/fire/police/governmental sectors. Over 200,000 sq ft of studio space.), VP of Business Development for two internet start-ups focusing on Interactive Television (AOL TV, Microsoft's WebTV) and high-end web design, a Producer/Director for clients like Frito Lay, EDS, Accor, Mercedes, BMW, and as National Production Manager for the American Heart Association during which I built a world class production/post-production studio from ground zero.
Directing young actors for American Heart Association's KIDZ EXPLAIN
I continue to lead teams by producing documentaries, short-form/long-form narratives, and feature length films. Focusing on all elements of the art form; illustration, design, writing, producing, directing, shooting, lighting design, editing, grpahics, and constant learning, I continue to grow as an industry professional.
Producer/DP/Editor for television Lifetime network pilot. The entire crew, talent, execs, and the best fashion stylist and MUA in Dallas, TX.
Awards & Nominations.
I have been humbled by the awards my industry peers bestowed upon me.
8 Emmy Nominations (Texas Heritage, Arts & Entertainment, Texas History)
5 Emmy Wins (Teen Programming, Children's Programming, Lighting design)
Telly Award Wins
Aurora Award Wins
TATOA & NATOA Government Programming Awards
Addy & Clio Nominations
Resume / CV