I'm Jake - a designer, production, and post artist. I've been doing the freelance thing on the local and virtual level for over eight years on projects ranging from graphic and web design to interviews and promotional videos for various clients such as New Patients Inc, StudioNow, Dex Media, and ETSU among others. I also teach graduate and undergraduate courses on video production and post with Avid Media Composer, After Effects, Premiere, Mocha, and DaVinci Resolve for the Radio, Television & Film Department at East Tennessee State University, In my spare time, I continue to pursue my passion for filmmaking and design by creating short films and animation projects among other endeavors.
My design skills include creating original logos and illustrations, designing graphics packages for both print and video, developing visual stategies to drive marketing and branding initiatives, co-ordinating and designing layouts for a variety of print materials, constructing web sites and multimedia design, building layered textures for use in 3d shaders, HDRI photography, photographic enhancement and repair, and traditional line art.
My production skills consist of concept development including both storyboarding and screenwriting, leading production teams, creative direction of both narrative and interview-style productions in both long and short form, shooting on a variety of HD videocameras and DSLRs, lighting and on-location sound, and maintaining a streamlined workflow that meets the budgetary and time-sensitive needs of the client.
My post-production skill set includes proficiency with a variety of operating systems and software packages, non-linear editing, compositing 2d and 3d elements, motion graphics and animation, development and deployment of visual effects utilizing both 2d and 3d dynamics, 2d and 3d motion tracking, 3d rendering and video encoding for various ouputs from multimedia to Blu-Ray, as well as 3d modeling and shader development.
My weapons of choice include After Effects, Maya, Premiere, Final Cut, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator, Mocha, Resolve, PfTrack, Flash, and Audition among others.
I have been in the industry since 2007.