CARLINGTON SILBURN – Director, Producer and Editor
Carlington Silburn is the founder and creative director of Jonkonnu Productions, a multi-faceted film and video production company.
Carlington is now serving 25 years in the video and television production industry and has created a body of work that is creative, ambitious and bold.
His career started in 1995 as a teenager at CVM-TV. His first assigned role as Library Assistant in the programmes department but this was not where he wanted to be, his passion was to be a part of the production department where he could express his creative thoughts through the use of camera and editing. During his downtime and late nights, Carlington would work on his editing skills for hours which shortly after allowed him to be given full control of his first and own TV show called Video Surfing.
Over the years Carlington’s skills grew beyond just a video editor, he became a TV producer and director and also a videographer. Carlington is now regarded as a significant, multi-talented, influential media professional, his one year stint at the New York Film Academy in 2001 propelled this brilliant team leader to the top of the class in film and video production, using the most groundbreaking skills carefully honed over the years. Along his exciting professional journey, he was the first Jamaican resident to win the Jamerican Film and Music Award, for the documentary short ‘Cold Ground: Life in the Streets’ in 2003, and international recognition in 2008 for his stellar work on Scotiabank ‘The Teller”.
Over the 25 years of his film and television production experience, Carlington has worked on almost every genre of the television show as director, editor and producer. He has directed and edited Three seasons of The Ity and Fancy Cat Show and two seasons of The Golden Nugget. In 2008 he was responsible for the production of Wick’d Styles, weekly entertainment and lifestyle show that aired on BET. Carlington has worked on situation comedies, drama (Royal Palm Estate), multiple genres of reality television, business-changing commercials, talk shows, news and current affairs and music videos.
In 2010 he created his first Entertainment magazine show, The Emix, and in 2014 he created Jamaica’s first celebrity reality series TOK Taking over which he single-handedly shot, produced, directed and edited.
Carlington has always had a love for teaching what he knows about television and video production and has expressed this love as a lecturer at both IUC and iCreate. This classroom experience has now given birth to his own youtube channel called The Heart of Editing, the channel where people can go to learn the art of editing.