Jason FifieldPhiladelphia, PA
In middle- and high-school, Jason Fifield honed his ears as a musician, making 4-track cassette recordings. He learned film photography, building his own darkroom in the bathroom of his parent’s house. He continued refining his skills, later graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in geography and anthropology and a minor in music. In 1998 he founded his own audio and video production company Slife Productions. Since then he has been working with corporations and non-profits, helping them deliver their message through compelling story-based video. He has an ability to develop a natural rapport with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. His clients include CBS, Mercedes-Benz USA, PNC Bank, the University of the Arts and the Papal Foundation. He produced a video highlighting a Veteran’s Rehabilitation Facility in California, and worked with VCA Animal Hospitals to produce a series of shorts on pet diabetes featuring animated talking pets. In addition to the educational, corporate and non-profit sectors, Slife Productions has produced CDs and DVDs for Philadelphia area musicians, artists and dancers, including Kennedy Center honoree Trudy Pitts, and Pew Fellows Venissa Santi and Orrin Evans. In 2013 he was awarded ‘Short Form Jazz Video of the Year’ by the Jazz Journalists Association. Jason is a working member of the board of Jazz Bridge, a 501(c)3 that helps jazz and blues musicians in crisis. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.