Post Production Supervisor
Jay Bowman, native Texan and born environmentalist, took his video camera and passion for nature to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in environmental philosophy. During those Colorado years, he spent much of his time outside the classroom producing educational and documentary films on issues including cattle grazing in New Mexico, the much maligned spotted owls and fire ecology in the Pacific Northwest, private lands logging and environmental justice in Colorado, and strip mining and native American rights in Arizona. In 1998, Jay returned to Texas and began production on the award-winning documentary, Save the Trinity, which exposed the impact of public works projects on the environment in North Texas.
In 1999, he completed his certification in secondary social studies and began teaching at Townview Magnet School in Dallas. His career as a high school teacher was cut short by the birth of his first son in 2000. He spent the next five years as a stay-at-home dad with two boys. In that time, he continued his work as a documentary film maker and teacher and also became a master diaper changer with over 7,000 cloth nappies changed. In the fall of 2006, Jay began producing educational podcasts and managing the website for Expedition 360, which was the first human-powered circumnavigation of the earth. In the fall of 2007, Jay assumed the role of post production supervisor at Abernethy Media Professionals.
Today, Jay oversees AMP’s post production facility. He manages post IT and has completed training for Apple OS X Support Essentials and Apple OS X Server. He consults with clients and producers regarding the companies’ Panasonic P2 digital workflow. He works with editors and producers to ensure post production deadlines and budgets are met. And, he is the master of the archives, ensuring that projects are securely backed up for future use.