Hi! My name is Jessica Chriesman. I am a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Filmmaking and a BS in Psychology.
In my career so far, I have been able to enhance my natural talents with skills that allow me to be flexible and have a wealth of hands on experiences as a producer, videographer, interviewer, and editor.
I am the Media Production Coordinator with Impact America where I lead a team of recent graduates in creating high-quality multimedia content that highlights the organization’s initiatives by producing short pieces related to our programs featuring individuals served by our programs and our own staff members across the south. I also managed the Stories from the Line program where our staff members are taught to make short films showcasing their communities.
As the Video Production Director for A la Carte Alabama, I shoot and edit videos showcasing Alabama’s vast culinary landscape including interviews with local chefs, live food festivals, and locally made products.
At the Birmingham nonprofit Scrollworks I have filmed and edited recitals, video lessons, and conducted interviews with students and local bands. I have created over 170 videos for the non-profit.
During Spring 2016 I was the Teaching Assistant for the Beginning Filmmaking class at UAB.
Summer 2015 I was a Development Intern at Dirty Robber, a content creation studio, in Los Angeles. While in LA I also worked as a Production Assistant for nationwide commercials and documentaries.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, I was a Media Fellow at UAB Digital Media where I acted as a producer for our video projects. The Honors College series that I produced won a Silver ADDY award in Digital Advertising Campaign awarded by the American Advertising Federation Birmingham.
In November 2015 I was awarded the Best Music Composition prize at Artlightenment Art and Film Festival in Nashville, TN for my film Self Portrait. Additionally, since 2015 I have had the pleasure of screening my films across the US in Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont.
A more in-depth look at my experience and skills can be found here.