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Calming the Fire of Civil Unrest, Police Documentary

·2006 Telly Awards, Social Issues (Bronze)

·2006 MarCom Creative Awards, Platinum Award

·Fall 2006 DV Awards, Finalist

·2006 Crystal Reel Awards, Best Documentary/Special (Crystal), Creative Concept (Bronze)

“Behind the Badge: SWAT Segment,” Television

·2006 Telly Award, Government Programming (Bronze)

“Get Walloped with Walkers”, Ad Campaign

·Walkers Snack Foods Marketing, Most Creative Campaign Award

“Divine Intervention”, Short Story

·2000 Ohio State Writer of the Day Award


Jed Ackerman has been in video production for the past 10 years. Currently, Jed is a producer for the regional morning show The Daily Buzz, but he has worked on a variety of projects, including live-event documentation, interviews, work-out videos, and television shows, among others. Most noteworthy is Jed's documentary, Calming the Fire of Civil Unrest, about the Orlando Nazi rally which won several awards (see below). Jed bring clients his experience in corporate, forensic and broadcast video production as well as his background in journalism to help meet his clients' needs.

Work experience

Jun 2006Present

Freelance (Various)

  • Videotaped and edited online videos for real estate sales
  • Wrote, directed and shot online ad campaign for School
  • Edited interviews for counter-terrorism training.
  • Lit and shot scenes for several television and special-event productions
  • Designed animated logos for various businesses
  • Designed motion graphic intros for local artists
Aug 2009Present


The Daily Buzz, LLC
  • Selected and wrote national news stories to be read on-air
  • Supervised other writers
  • Timed segments and cue talent during live broadcast
  • Produced segments by writing scripts, booking guests, preparing/editing video
  • Ran teleprompter
  • Monitored breaking news
Feb 2006Jul 2009

Police Audio/Video Technician

Orlando Police Department
  • Wrote, shot and edited numerous public relations pieces, including public service announcements, training videos and segments for local TV
  • Shot and edited Calming the Fire of Civil Unrest, a documentary sent nationwide to train police on how to deal with hate-speech protests.
  • Operated camera for live multi-camera broadcasts
  • Designed and operated security systems for local police and homeland security officials
  • Designed and authored DVDs using DVD Studio Pro.
  • Designed animated graphics and other visual effects in Motion 2 and 3.
  • Edited videos on Avid and Final Cut Pro HD
Dec 2004Dec 2005

Media Assistant

Walt Disney World
  • Provided crowd control and moved equipment for Orlando segment of Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve and the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
Jan 2005Apr 2005

Magic Kingdom Communications Coordinator

Walt Disney World
  • Designed communications pieces for more than 7,000 Cast Members, including fliers, table tents, bus communication and television presentations
  • Part of planning communication strategies for upcoming large-scale events
Jun 2004Sep 2004

International Program Recruiting Video

Walt Disney World
  • Assisted with the production of a recruiting video for the Walt Disney World International College Program
Oct 2000May 2004


  • Videoed variety of events for university, including:
    • Football games, hockey, concerts, speakers, and ceremonies
    • Projects used on ESPN, Fox Sports, and for USA Today
    • Credited in: Rewriting the Book: A Tribute to a Storybook Season (DVD, 2004).
Aug 2003Dec 2003

Creative Coordinator

Laws, Hall & Associates
  • Supervised three groups working on an advertising campaign for Campbell Hausfeld, promoting tire safety products in grocery stores
  • Troubleshooter and liaison between groups and faculty, videographer and editor
  • Met with group leaders to make sure groups were on schedule for video productions and had all the resources they needed.
May 2003Jun 2003


Laws, Hall & Associates
  • Supervised all areas of production for "Get Walloped with Walkers" campaign for Walkers Snack Foods, Inc.
    • Including 30-second TV Spot, 60-second radio spot, and print ads
    • Worked with Picture Canning Company



Aug 2000May 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Miami University


Media Composer, Xpress 5
Final Cut Pro
Versions 4.5-Current
Mac OS X
Version 5.5-Current
Final Cut Studio
Versions 1 and 2