Jeffrey Worthington is an international travel photographer and video producer. He is the creator of the Worthington Foundation and project director of the iHistory WW2 video contest. He is on twitter at: @
His video “Desert Fortress” is Official Selection of the New York City Drone Film Festival (Jan, 2016), and has been featured on NBCNews.com, by the Jerusalem Post, and in Discover Magazine’s Drone 360 blog. His works have been published in the New York Times, internationally on book covers, in historical novels, calendars, and postcards. He fell in love with traveling as a child when he accompanied his parents on humanitarian trips abroad, and learned to appreciate other cultures.
As a self starter he created a video production company, JP Worthington Media, in 2011 and has since filmed television commercials and promotional videos for a AAA rated four diamond golf resort, the Ruidoso Tourism Department in New Mexico, and non-profit organizations in the US and overseas. He is a certified Apple Pro in Final Cut Pro X, and completed a REDUCATION course with RED Digital Cinema at their Hollywood studios.
Worthington founded the Worthington Foundation and started the ground work for what would become the iHistory WW2 video contest because he realized how important it is for students not just to memorize facts about World War II, but to understand it. The contest is a nationwide competition that connects teens with American World War II veterans in an effort to help teens gain a greater understanding and appreciation for history while expanding their skills in journalism and video technologies.
As director of the unreleased documentary, For The Love Of Freedom, he aimed to inspire today’s teens to take a greater interest in history and develop an appreciation of our nation’s history makers. During that time he interviewed and captured on video the stories of nearly 50 WWII veterans. See some sample clips on YouTube.
His video portfolio can be found online at: vimeo.com/jpworthingtonmedia