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William (Bill) Clarkson , ArtistDesigner
8649 Airdrome St . Los Angeles CA 90035
310 385 0018
310 508 3757 cell.

multimedia artistDesigner

Current and recent projects - Documentary Videos:

All about Ralph 27:00 (2011)
Davis Cone, Beyond the Singular Moment (in production)

Nicole Wood-Cars & Beauty, (in Production)
A Visit with Tim Krehbiel-restoring Woodies, 19:00 (2011)
Process; Jack Brogan - DVD- 44:00 (2008)
I gather as much - The art of Robert Warner -DVD 59:00 (2006)
Portraits of the Past-Louise Armstrong - DVD 14:00 (2006)
The Life and Times of Jean de Paul - DVD :49:30 (2005)
John Hines - a visit with the artist - DVD 10:00 (2004)

Activities: The PLATO Society of UCLA
Venice Arts - Mentor


Broadcast Advertising Production freelance producer 1988-2001
Campbell -Mithun Adv. Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless radio, 34 spots
J.Walter Thompson /Chicago, Kraft- Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Angel campaign 5-: 30 TV spots
DMB&B Hong Kong , 1996 FANTA Worldwide Campaign
DMB& B, St.Louis, 11 commercial assignments, 1-4:00 film
Leo Burnett U.S.A. Producer/Director, 7UP,2-:30, and 3-: 15
Foote, Cone & Belding/LA.Producer, Giorgio Wings Perfume, 2-: 30
Ogilvy&Mather - Los Angeles Producer, Mattel/Disney, 8-: 30
Y&R /Chicago, Producer/Director, adidas sports campaign, 4-: 30TV
(Clio Award 1992-Best sports campaign)


Advertising Agencies 1980-1988
V.P., Executive Producer, Burrell Adv./ Chicago
Thomas Burrell, Chairman
I supervised 3 producers, the Business affairs dept, and budget planning.
McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Ford, Strohs, Crest,
1984-87 V.P., Executive Producer, Ogilvy & Mather/Chicago
Sears, Nutrasweet , Kent , Lucky Strike
Extensive international production of cigarette commercials


Production Company|
1978-80 V.P.- Cusack/Clarkson Productions , industrial films and TVC.
1966-70, Fred Niles Comm. Center, Industrial films and TVC's, Asst.Dir, Director


Theatrical film production 1970-1978
Producer, "Towing", Independent feature film1975,UPM, Mahogany, Paramount ,1974,UPM,
"Nothing by Chance'' Ind. ,1973,UPM. the Fury. 20Th Century Fox,1975




University of Illinois , ( College of Fine Arts ) Chicago 1964-66
U.S.Army,1961-63, Writer/Photographer, 24th Inf. Div.,7th Army, Germany
Art Institute of Chicago 1959-61 National Merit Scholarship


Professional Associations
Member, Directors Guild of America, Categories, Director, UPM
Proprietor: Clarkson & Associates, digital production services


Recent Studies
UCLA Extension scriptwriting for multimedia.2000
Academy of Entertainment Technology, Santa Monica, CA- 2002-2004
Maya, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, ProTools, AfterEffects, FinalCutPro
Plato Society, UCLA Extension - current


Independent filmmaker
In my first film venture, 'Fragments'. I produced and photographed a documentary film about artist Branislav Bak,
who made woodcuts based on his WW II experiences in Poland; 17 minutes. 'Extraordinary Lives'. In 1989
I was asked by the Society of Jesus of North America to produce a film that would illuminate
the day-to-day life of a priest. The result was a 25 minute film essay intercuting stories of four men
who had chosen a vocation in the Priesthood
Teacher 1994-1996
Instructor: Columbia College-Chicago, Marketing & Communications dept.
Introduction to Advertising 102, Introduction to Marketing 101 |
1992 Clio winner - regional sports equipment campaign
Producer/Director, adidas; Young&Rubicam Adv. Chicago
This campaign was based on 'action'/ interviews withBobby Knight, Nick Bolleteri, Steffi Graf,on a $20k budget