In filmmaking and video production is cinematography that does NOT use animation. Actors are filmed on location with a mobile filming crew. Examples are reality shows, feature films and TV spots.
From 1997 to 2005, Jonathan was employed full time as a computer graphic artist with a marketing/ advertising company in the LA area whose clients included: Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Fox, DreamWorks, Virgin, and Interscope Records among others. His experience includes web page design, digital video applications, motion graphics, interactive content, video editing, as well as standard desktop publishing and pre-press screen printing. In addition, from 2003-2008 he managed an Ecommerce store for a major client selling promotional items and music from their online catalog worldwide.
Over past few years Jonathan has successfully transitioned to do freelance and consulting work with a variety of clients specializing in web design & development, search engine optimization (SEO), and corporate / brand identity. Not to mention Jonathan Ellman’s knowledge of computers and his dedication to keeping up with technology has allowed him many opportunities and extensive work in Information Technology – including e-commerce , network administration, security and VPN solutions.
With the recent growth of social media and online marketing, Jonathan launched an online marketing company, Integrated Marketing Services, and now has added digital marketing and advertising services to his repertoire of skills including: location based marketing, search engine marketing (SEM) including Pay Per Click (PPC), and social media marketing.
Jonathan attended the University of California, at Santa Barbara, studying Computer Science and Engineering his freshman and sophomore year. Discovering an interest in life sciences, he later changed to Biology and in 1995 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology. Jonathan continued to further his education taking classes at UCLA from multimedia to animation in the highly accredited Film, Entertainment, and New Media Department.
In charge of overseeing all technical aspects and working on graphic design/multimedia projects including web design, print, corporate identity, animation, and interactive content. For portfolio of web clients, please visit mindmeltproductions.com.
Brought company’s entire computing needs in house, combining multiple skills of the following IT disciplines: Computer Technician: built and customized configuration for graphic workstations and NT servers. Network Administrator: setup entire LAN hardware and software, networked DSL line and cross-platform network (MAC-WINDOWS-WIN SERVER); support over 25 workstations.
Proposed, helped create, and managed E-Commerce and fulfillment of Online Store for DTS, inc.
Work with many facets of graphic design: desktop publishing, pre-press, color separations, web pages, and CG art for promotional items of major motion picture studios. Promoted to a more management / IT role, overseeing operations, improving communication between departments and streamlining overall production workflow.