Jason Van Sickel
Emmy Winning Producer/Director/DP/Editor/Visual Artist
I'm a traditionally trained artist (pencil/pen & ink/painting/sculpture), and have been involved in the arts in one form or the other 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.
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, John Walton of Walton & Associates, inc. 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/Editor 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 creative teams by producing TV pilots, 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, graphics, and constant learning. I continue to grow as an industry professional.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS.
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