Jeffrey Morris is a native of Paulding County, having grown up in Hiram, GA. He is a 1996 graduate of Paulding County High School. In Summer of 2002, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Berry College (2000) and Master of Arts in Television, Film and New Media Production from San Diego State University (2002).
Mr. Morris has been interested in video production since he was in middle school. He began as a wedding videographer with his father when he was a sophomore in high school. After graduating from PCHS, he attended Berry College in Mount Berry, GA.
During his student career at Berry, Mr. Morris worked as creator and producer on the program Slight Comedy at Berry's campus TV station, TV10 (now called Viking Fusion). His senior year, he was the station manager for TV10, overseeing the student productions.
In Summer of 2002, Mr. Morris earned a Master of Arts in Television, Film and New Media Production from San Diego State University. During his two years in San Diego, he wrote and directed two short films and also worked in production control and master control at KUSI 9/51. He has worked as a camera operator, floor director, audio engineer, and tape operator.
After graduating from San Diego State University in 2002, Mr. Morris attended the Cannes Film Festival through the American Pavilion (sponsored at the time by Kodak) on the French Riviera. He moved to Los Angeles where he worked at THX, Ltd. as a reviewer. He worked in quality control on DVD releases such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones; Monsters, Inc.; and the Indiana Jones trilogy.
In May of 2003, Mr. Morris made the decision to move back to Georgia to create his own video production company. From August of 2003 to April of 2006, he taught in the Communication department of his alma mater, Berry College, as a Visiting Instructor. He taught courses such as Television Studio Production, Video Field Production, Broadcast Writing, and Broadcast Management and Programming. He returned to Berry College in 2011 to oversee and advise Viking Fusion, Berry's student-run media website.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Mr. Morris was a full-time instructor at Reinhardt University teaching Digital Film and Media Production, Audio Design, Editing and Post Production, Media & Sports, and Communicating Effectively. He also oversaw The Eagle Eye, Reinhardt's student media outlet. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at Shorter University and Georgia Highlands College.
From 2006 until 2018, Mr. Morris owned and operated his own production company, Jeffrey Morris Videography, full time. He served a variety of clients from large corporations to small businesses creating, writing, shooting and editing hundreds of video projects.
Mr. Morris is excited to share his skills and knowledge with the students at North Paulding High School and looks forward to creating new work with his students.