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!
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
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
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
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