Cinematographer, director and University of Kansas film instructor Matt Jacobson has more than 50 feature film and video credits, including two Sundance Film Festival features, Kevin Willmott's CSA: Confederate States of America, and Bukowski: Born Into This, directed by John Dullaghan. He is also an alumni from California State University, Los Angeles.
He was most recently Director of Photography on Bunker Hill, Willmott's upcoming independent feature film starring James McDaniel (NYPD Blue) and Saeed Jaffrey (Gandhi).
Jacobson received his M.F.A. in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California in 1991. He worked in the film and video industry in Los Angeles for the next seven years, with directors, actors and producers like Bryan Singer, Denise Richards, Hilary Swank, Bill Kurtis and Paul Walker. He began teaching part-time at his undergraduate alma mater, the California State University at Los Angeles, in 1996, and taught full-time at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) during the 1998-1999 school year.
Matt is currently the Faculty Advisor for KU Filmworks, the student production society for the University of Kansas and was Executive Producer for the Kansas Association of Broadcasters' award-winning series Out Of Focus. He continues to work in the industry while teaching, keeping "up-to-date" on the latest in digital production and post-production techniques and equipment.