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Ever since I was a little kid, I loved creating. My earliest memory of creation was in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the Nintendo 64 when I was 7 years old.

There is a function in the game in which you can watch a replay and lightly edit your previous gameplay sessions. I was playfully teased quite often by my family that I spent more time in the replay function in the game than I did actually playing the game. However, this blew my mind at the time and little did I know this was the start of my passion in Media Creation.

This passion for media creation motivated me to pursue media arts in college. During my years in college I made a video essay that got accepted in a national film festival, honorably added my name to a plaque for excellence in business and advertising at a college job, and made over 250 television spots at PBS during an internship. While all that was happening I earned an Associates Degree in Media Production Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Television. Not a bad outcome from a little video game rental from Blockbuster.

Thank you accompanying me on this journey!

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John Jay Tackitt III (Johnny)

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                                                                      The University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona                                                     Dec 2021

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television

Minor in Journalism

                                                                       Cochise College | Sierra Vista, Arizona                                                         May 2018

Associates Degree in Media Production Arts

 _________________________________________PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE________________________________________


Lemonlight Video Production | Arizona                                                                                              August 2022 - Current
Freelance Set Member, Grip
● Overall helper with cameras, audio equipment, and sets.
● Worked Super Bowl 2023 Event for Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Johnny Tackitt Media LLC | Sierra Vista, Arizona | Remote                                                             January 2022- Current
Video Production, Photography, Graphic Design Independent Freelancer
● Fully Responsible for all elements of Filming, Photography, and Graphic Design.
● Short and Long Form video editing including local concerts,
music videos, photo editing, and designing graphics.

PBS 6/Arizona Public Media | Tucson, Arizona                                                                          May 2021- December 2021

Student Video Editor, Producer, Intern

  • Produced TV Underwriting spots and TV Promotional spots against strict deadlines

  • Created and entered promotion schedules into media management databases


The Daily Wildcat Newspaper | Tucson, Arizona                                                                 September 2019 – August 2021

Student Video Production Assistant, Student Marketing Coordinator

  • Directed, produced, and edited over 20 promotional videos

  • Sold ad space, processed payments, passed out flyers, cold called, publish client tweets


Defense Commissary Agency | Fort Huachuca, AZ                                                              December 2010 -May 2021

                                                                        Supervisor Bagger                                                                               

  • Resolved customer complaints, missing items, restocking bags

  • Scheduled cart retrieval times, cleared parking lot of carts


Cochise College | Sierra Vista, Arizona                                                                                                           July 2018

                                           Graphic Design Instructional Aide                                                    

  • Instructed students aged 10-14 in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign


Sierra Vista Public School District | Sierra Vista, AZ                                                              January 2018 – May 2018

Video Director Intern    

  • Directed, interviewed, and produced video thanking Sierra Vista for passing a school bond


Ross Dress for Less | Sierra Vista, AZ                                                                                     August 2015 – January 2018

Manager on Duty Plus   

●Worked Cash Office, Front End Supervisor, Cashier, Stock Room, Sales Floor, Price Changes, Fitting Room

●Lead manager periodically. Scheduled lunches, entrusted with keys while on shift


United States Air Force |San Antonio, Texas                                                                             March 2013 – October 2013

 Security Forces Helper

  • Responsible for guarding dorms and validating airmen entry

  • Honorable Discharge



Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Digitally and Physically Organized, Multitasking, Keeping up with Current and Relevant Technology, Canon and Nikon Cameras, Sound and Lighting Equipment, Interviewing, Communication

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