Communication and Media Studies Department

Geoffrey Leighton

Geoffrey Leighton by Patrick Higgins

Office Location

119 Payson Smith, Portland campus



Academic Degrees

  • B.S., Public Communications, Syracuse University


Geoffrey Leighton currently owns Leighton Images which is a full service high definition Video, Film and Multi-media production company specializing in commercials, documentaries, and long form entertainment programming. Leighton Images has a high definition digital camera package, lighting and grip equipment as well as a multi-station post production facility.  Leighton Images also offers award winning After Effects animation.  Leighton Images has writers, editors and videographers on staff to carry a project from concept to conclusion. Clients include: Veterans Administration, Hilton hotels and Resorts, L.L. Beans, Harcourt-Brace Publishing, Central Maine Medical Center, Apple Computers, Bates College, St. Mary’s Hospital, Westin Hotels and Resorts, City of Boston, Project Safe Neighborhood, and many more. 

Photo of Mr. Leighton is by Patrick Higgins.

Areas of Expertise

Geoffrey Leighton has worked with After Effects since 1995 and has served as a Beta test site for their software development. He has taught numerous workshops on behalf of Adobe at conferences and conventions and he is an active member of the After Effects Group in Boston. Geoffrey has also worked with Photoshop since 1994 and has taught or assisted in teaching numerous workshops for Apple and Adobe.

Awards and Recognition

In 2011, Leighton won three Broderson Awards for Maine Roller Derby commercials he did using After Effects.

Professional Activity

Some of the clients that Leighton is working for are:

L.L. Bean
Apple Computers,
City of Boston
Central Maine Medical Center
Proctor and Gamble
Wild Blueberry Association of North America

Leighton is involved with the following organizations: SMPTEMaine Film and Video AssociationDurham Budget CommitteeDurham Telecommunications CommitteeUnion of Maine Visual ArtistsLumenarrt!AdobeAfter Effects User Groups