I have been video editing and photoshopping since I was a teenager. At 16, using every means possible I bought a Pinnacle video card for my Power Mac and I was blown away by the possibilities.
I chased my editing dreams through college and university (Bournemouth and Toronto) and putting all my skills on the table I later directed the award winning documentary A Russian Fairytale which premiered in Moscow in 2013.
Since then I have been freelancing as a commercial editor, building up a portfolio of brand-funded, short-form, long-form, documentary, music videos and TV ads.
In 2015 I set about adding colour grading to my skill set
and joined the London based advertising agency Adjust Your Set (now Oliver) as their in-house colourist, grading for brands such as Marks & Spencer, Nike and Siemens.
2 years later I picked up my first drone and since then I have been extremely privileged to have shot aerial footage for BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and many independent and commercial productions.
I’m now happily taking on all types of projects whether it’s editing, grading or droning.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the edits you’ve done for us.
Thank you so much to you and your team for producing such great work especially on such tight timelines. Helen Reece - Marketing Director - Nando's
On a recent project Jake produced fabulous work out of nowhere, forming super slick films that really shouldn’t have been possible. He’s also a really, really nice guy and super accommodating – just the type of freelance editor we love. Emmy Smith - Managing Director - Milsen Smith
Jake is a life-saver. An endless source of creative input, energy, dedication and positivity.
He can find story and emotion in raw content and elevate projects way beyond the sum of their parts. Dan Hammersley - Managing Director - Hold Your Fire
Jake makes every video project a breeze. He has the rare ability to understand someone else’s vision, while bringing some extra editing magic! Victoria Cairns - Creative Director, Ink & Air Productions
Creative, Flexible, Unflappable, Jake was a pleasure to work with, even whilst juggling multiple projects, under intense deadlines. His calm, can-do attitude always found a solution and the final outputs looked fabulous. Clare Sutton - Video Production Executive - MCM Creative Group
With Jake, I know I'll get someone who can subtly create empathy in a narrative without relying on tired cliches or tricks. It's a pretty rare talent and one he carries with a heartfelt passion and genuine modesty. 100% recommend. Doug Hurcombe - Creative Director - Adjust Your Set
Jake brought a brilliant energy to a super challenging brief.
I can't appreciate enough his adaptability and organised logic across varied briefs. Dani Greenwald - Lead Creative - Visit Britain / AYS
When our go-to editor was unavailable, we panicked. Luckily, Google introduced us to Jake.
At short notice he created a film our client fell in love with. Working with Jake was also a breeze. David Knights - Creative Director - POSSIBLE
Jake picked up a project at the last minute and delivered exactly what the client required.
He’s responsive, adaptable and supported us throughout. Definitely #1 on our list of editors. Simeon Klein - Producer - Kids Industries
We have really enjoyed working with Jake here at digital:works. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. He always listened to what we wanted and used his expertise to make sure of a top quality outcome. Sav Kyriacou - Senior Producer - digital:works
Jake is an incredibly competent editor who picks up projects very quickly. Jake's attitude, attention to detail and efficiency clearly shows that he would be a valuable member of any team. I am also a massive fan of his photoshop skills! Madeline Moores - Senior Producer - Group FMG
If you’re not sure what you want, hand your project to Jake and watch what happens.
If you do know what you want, it’ll end up far better than expected. Michael Redwood - Director - Decline of an Empire