213.241.9095     jtwidman@gmail.com     Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN


Real Time with Bill Maher

2015 – Present

Motion Graphic Artist | Video Editor | Post-Production Supervisor

Los Angeles, CA | Remote

  • Real Time is an Emmy-nominated late-night talk show that airs Friday nights on HBO.
  • I design and create videos and graphics for the show’s comedy and editorial segments, including animated titles and parody commercials.
  • In 2020, I also acted as post-production supervisor and video editor for the lockdown versions of Real Time.
      • Remotely, I created plug-and-play show templates that duplicated the look of our on-air graphics, captured Zoom interviews, edited and color-corrected all segments of the full show, and transmitted the finals to HBO’s broadcast facilities.


 2013 – 2019

Motion Graphic Artist | Video Editor

 Los Angeles, CA | Remote

  • Designed and created motion graphics for Time Life, Warner Brothers, ABC, UCLA, and others.
  • Produced, wrote, and edited promotional spots for HBO First Look, and edited promotional videos for HBO The Buzz.
  • Edited featurettes for Time Life home releases: The Wonder Years, The Carol Burnett Show, Motown 25, and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.

Idea Asylum Productions & Phase Three Productions

 2009 – 2013

Motion Graphic Artist | Video Editor

 Los Angeles, CA

  • Designed and created motion graphics and edited projects for HBO, ABC, The Disney Channel, and Real Time with Bill Maher, etc.

Idea Asylum Productions & Phase Three Productions

2006 – 2008

Post-Production Supervisor

 Los Angeles, CA

  • Oversaw machine room operation and created motion graphics.

Universal Studios Hollywood


Video Editor | Camera Operator

 Los Angeles, CA


University of Southern California

May 2006

BA Cinema-Television Production

 Los Angeles, CA

  • Magna cum laude


  • Graphics: Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator. Maxon Cinema4D.
  • Editing: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro.
  • Sound & music; mixing & mastering; color correction; machine room operation.
  • Interests: Synthesizers; video games; the 1980s; sci-fi & fantasy; dogs; being a dad to two young boys.