Independent Filmmaker |Wedding Videographer |Drone Operator |Vision and Sound Editor |Interviewer
From an early age I was fascinated with television and movie magic, I would make my own shows in the backyard with my sister and once our family could afford a camera, I have never looked back. Since 1995 I have acting in, produced, shoot and edited films across the genres of documentary, drama, television commercials and weddings.
I established David Jackson Media Productions in Emerald, Central Queensland, in 2001, capturing many local weddings, live theatre productions and other celebrations.
Returning to Brisbane in 2004, I recorded over 30 Queensland Arts Council productions and in 2007 I created the cinematic theatre projections for a live in-schools production Greek to Chic (Ninehill Productions/QAC) which toured all around Queensland.
I completed my Masters of Arts (Research) in documentary film production at QUT’s Creative Industries in 2009 and was mentored by Master Filmmaker and Adjunct Professor Mike Rubbo (Canadian Film Board/ABC Sydney) and I interviewed many actors including Australian of the Year Geoffrey Rush and the since deceased Bille Brown and Carol Burns.
I posses a unique combination of technical skills and storytelling ability working comfortably both behind and in front of the camera. I have acted and presented for television including Redgum’s 2006 documentary competition and in 2005 Gridlock – Road to Ruin won Queensland Movie Makers Spring Comp, QMM Movie of the Year, a Gold Diploma, Cotswold International Film Festival 2006 and a Certificate of Merit - 39th Melbourne International Film Festival. My work has been shown on Channel 9 (60 Minutes) and many times on Briz31.
I can usually be found teaching Drama, Media Studies or FTV in schools all over Queensland. Over the last 25 years, I have developed a depth of experience in both the technical and creative aspects of video production.
In 2018 I re-branded with Dramatic Documentaries which is situated in the beautiful Whitsundays near Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Bowen and Mackay.
I utilise quality high definition video cameras, non-linear editing technology and can also output to DVD, Blu-Ray or any format you require.
In my spare time I wrangle my two daughters and volunteer much time and resources to local community productions and Scout shows including Brisbane Gang Show, Wonargo revue and John Wikman Productions.Please contact me for pricing for your project.