“Jake is a highly skilled camera operator and editor. He is always up to date on the newest technology and puts 100% into every project he works on.”
“Jake is not only a stellar multimedia specialist and videographer – he also has amazing skills when it comes to bringing groups together on screen. He was always a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his work to anyone interested in dealing with a kind and efficient professional.”
“Jake is a consummate professional. The kind of worker and artist a summer camp rarely gets to see. Each project he created for us exceeded our expectations and got done ahead of schedule. I would jump at the chance to work with him again. On a personal note he is super fun to work with and a great partner for any project.”
“Working with Jake in a technical manner is always a pleasant undertaking. He is fun and knowledgeable. He is a resourceful problem solver and an articulate communicator. Jake never has a problem working on a team or managing his individual tasks. He would be an asset at any organization.”
“Thanks again for all your work on Saturday. It was a pleasure having you at the event. I had a chance to check out some of the footage and it looked really good.”
“I worked with Jake Durrett in 2008 at the Kalamazoo County Field Office for Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change. Jake Durrett is a competent, outgoing, and exciting person to work with. He is always on top of everything he does.”
Jake Durrett is a freelance video production specialist based in Sacramento, California.
Jake is a graduate of Western Michigan University, earning his degree with high honors in Film and Video Production. In 2005, he started his video production company, Jake Durrett Films, which has provided professional results for over 100 clients throughout North America.
In 2007, Jake attended the Adobe Reel Ideas Studio student filmmaker program at the Cannes Film Festival on the southern coast of France. There, his documentary “The Carousel” received a first place ranking. He worked and learned from numerous industry professionals, including Michael Moore in France and Chris Coppola at the 2007 PAH-Fest in New Mexico. With extensive experience providing professional and creative video art, Jake creates powerful media that goes beyond typical video.
In addition to video, Jake is a Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux hardware and software support technician, specializing in end user desktop support and IT architecture. He currently works independently as a professional cinematographer and editor throughout the Sacramento Valley/San Francisco Bay Area.
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Below is a list of select media productions and positions:
Gershoni Creative – San Francisco, CA (2011 – 2013)
The Biggest Loser – NBC (2012)
Production Assistant / Lighting Assistant
The University of Minnesota (2013)
Kalamazoo College – It’s Big (2012)
Director of Photography / Editor
Marketing Campaign Videos
Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (2012)
Director of Photography / Editor
Non-Profit Fundraising Video
Break The Floor Productions – New York, NY (2011 – 2012)
A Chance of Rain – Feature (2011)
Production Assistant – Art Department
Western Michigan University Broncos Football (2007 – 2012)
NCAA Division One Sideline Cameraman – Wireless/Sideline
Hidden Valley Camp Video Director (2008 – 2013)
Instructed children 7-13 on the basics of digital video production, managed video program, and produced the marketing content.
GOOD Magazine (2011)
Sound Engineer, Boom Operator
Funny or Die (2012)
Pilot – B Camera Operator
The Carousel (2007)
Produced at the Reel Ideas Studio competition sponsored by Adobe at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Awards: First Place Winning Documentary, Cannes Film Festival, Adobe Reel Ideas Studio
The Briefcase (2009)
Director of Photography, Co-Director, Editor
The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University Welcome Video (2009)
Director of Photography, Producer, Editor
Romance Sans Parole Experimental Dance Video (2010)
Camera Operator, Editor
WMU Advanced Broadcast Journalism/Video Production TA (2009)
TurnHere Internet Video Filmmaker (2010 – 2013)
hypermodal Art Media Installation (2007)
Video Director, Editor
Obama for America (2008)
New Media Producer
National Science Foundation: Western Michigan University Research Video (2007)
Shure, INC. (2007)
- Comprehensive Video Production (Concept/Shoot/Edit)
- DP, Camera Operator, Second Shooter, Production Assistant
- Video editing, mastering, compression and conversion
- Corporate/Non-Profit/Educational Projects, Weddings, Events
- Wedding, Events, Portraits
- Product Photography, Real Estate/Architectural
- Photoshop and RAW Processing
- Video/Photo Design/Consulting
- Mac OS X, HTML/PHP, IT Support Technician
Contact me for more information and to receive a custom quote.