Jim Morrissette

Technical Director Emeritus

For over thirty-five years, Jim Morrissette has had extensive experience as both a professional videographer and teacher, supporting his conviction that sharing and access are instrumental to the vitality of the independent production community. Jim has been the director of photography on numerous productions including: the award winning PBS documentary A Still Small Voice dealing with spiritual thought and mystic understanding, five episodes of Bill Kurtis' New Explorers, two episodes of Discovering Women for WGBH Boston, and Shadow Over Tibet, a documentary featuring the Dalai Lama. He was the principal videographer on the highly acclaimed six hour Frontline documentary The Farmer's Wife, which aired twice nationally on PBS.

As the Technical Director of Kartemquin Films for over a decade, Jim has worked on many of their productions including The New Americans in 2004, and he was the Director of Photography for Kartemquin’s Peabody award winning Terra Incognita in 2007 and Make No Little Plans in 2009.  Jim also serves as a teacher and technical consultant for numerous community-based organizations and universities. 

Films by Jim Morrissette

Finding Yingying 2020
Additional Kartemquin Staff
Minding the Gap 2018
Technical Director
'63 Boycott 2017
Technical Supervisor, COLOR CORRECTION
Raising Bertie 2016
Technical Supervisor
Unbroken Glass 2016
Technical Director
In the Game 2015
Technical Director, Additional camera
Hard Earned 2015
Technical Supervisor / Colorist
The Homestretch 2014
Color, Technical Advisor
Almost There 2014
Technical Supervisor
Life Itself 2014
Technical Supervisor
American Arab 2013
Colorist and Technical Supervisor
A Good Man 2011
Additional camera, Technical Supervisor & Online Editor, Production Support for Kartemquin Films
The Interrupters 2011
Technical Supervisor
Sacred Transformations 2010
Color Correction/Technical Supervision
In the Family 2008
At the Death House Door 2008
Kartemquin Staff
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita 2007
Director of Photography, Post Production Technical Director
Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes 2004
Post-Production Supervisor
Refrigerator Mothers 2002
Post Production Supervisor
5 Girls 2001
Technical Supervision
Vietnam, Long Time Coming 1998
Technical Advisor
Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries 1994
Production Associates
Hoop Dreams 1994
Technical Consultant
Where's I. W. Abel? 1975
Sports-Action Pro-Files 1972
Assistant Cameramen