Hi, I'm Jake - a design, production and post artist capable of developing and actualizing productions in unique and innovative ways with extensive experience in creative and stategic design, video production, marketing, and post-production through a variety of disciplines.
A few words about Jake.
I'm Jake - a designer, production and post artist. I've been operating my freelance business, VFXJAKE, on local and remote basis for over 5 years now on projects ranging from graphic and web design to interviews and promotional videos. I've spent the past 4 years as an editor, post artist, and videographer in the Digital Media Services department of East Tennessee State University's Office of eLearning, where I've provided production, design and post-production services on a variety of projects. I also do contract work for StudioNow in Nashville, TN as well as New Patients Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. In my spare time, I've created original artwork and designs, short films, animation projects, 3D designs and animations, and, in the near future, my first full length independent feature.
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.
I posess skills and experience with several software packages including 3Ds Max, After Effects, Audition, Avid Media Composer, Boujou, Cinema 4D, Encore, Final Cut, Flash, Fusion, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, Mocha Pro, Mudbox, Nuke, PfTrack, Photoshop, Premiere, SoundForge, Soundtrack Pro, and Vegas among others.
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Check out the links below to view some of my 3d, compositing, design, narrative, and promo projects.
Watch and download the reels below to view the best of my recent work.
Have a project in mind? Facing a deadline? Looking to hire? Drop me a line or give me a call and let's discuss how I can best assist you in reaching your goals or completing your project.