Jacob Kurtz

Copywriter, Photographer, Videographer

My superpower: I get projects through the last 5%

Driven, passionate and client-focused, I thrive on creative projects in which I can collaborate with others to produce high-quality corporate, government and commercial multimedia. Always seeking new experiences and knowledge, I am eager to listen to others, volunteer for the tough assignments and take on new experiences. My colleagues have described me as honest, ambitious and a "go-to" person. I love to take on assignments that challenge the norm and bring a different perspective. I have a diverse background having worked for government agencies (NASA, US Army) to Fortune 500 companies (Boeing, Anheuser Busch, Philip Morris) to small non-profits (EnergyCare) and magazines (Simply Elevate). Through my own business, I have provided media services in video production, photography, graphic design, web design, SEO, marketing, business strategy, government contracting and public relations.

Media is my passion, and I hope to share it with you.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Website Copy, Interview, Product Description, Ad/Promotional Copy, Video, Headshot, Corporate Photo, Live Event, General Photo, Aerial Photo, News Photography, Candid Photography, Studio Photography, Product Photography, Corporate Video, Product Video, Explainer Video, Social Video, Commercial, Narrative Video, News Video, Music Video, General Video, Documentary, Recipe
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University of Houston, Bachelor of Communications - Media Production
Richmond, VA, USA|English

Published Content

Performance Triad Soldier Module 9: Stay Sharp, Move More!

For the US Army Surgeon General, we created a series of lifestyle and exercise videos for Soldiers and civilians called "The Performance Triad". The series had us traveling around the country working with talent and Soldiers demonstrating healthy lifestyle choices. We also built a CrossFit gym inside a aircraft hangers with a Blackhawk Helicopter, humvee and 50ft American flag.

November 4th, 2015
Your sandman isn't slacking - just recycle your old mattress

This was an exciting project with Sprocket Media Works and the Mattress Recycling Council for their "Sandman" ad campaign. On this campaign, I worked on set production as DIT and camera assistant and in post-production handling the color grading, GFX merger and distribution to local and national broadcast television stations and web platforms. The project had a very tight deadline for air, but we successfully completed the project and delivered on time.

March 21st, 2017
Simply Elevate Magazine – March 2013

This was one of my favorite contributions. It was the first time I worked with Simply Elevate Magazine out of North Carolina and they accepted three of articles including a cover piece celebrating Irish culture in Virginia. These articles also included two videos I shot and edited as expanded content for their website.

March 3rd, 2013
Simply Elevate Magazine – June Issue

For the June issue of Simply Elevate Magazine, I wrote for two assignments covering the Reggaefest at Buckroe Beach, Virginia and a travel dairy about rediscovering Idaho. While vastly different, I focused on the culture, the people and food to stay true to the magazine overarching theme of "elevating culture".

June 3rd, 2013
Freelancer’s Guide to Business Travel: Before You Travel – Get Rewarded!

This article was the first in a series called "Freelancer's Guide to Business Travel." The article gives advice on how to get rewarded for frequent business travel and highlights various rewards programs from credit cards to airlines and hotels.

September 16th, 2015
7 things I learned by shooting video on a mountain

This article is about my experience shooting an Army commercial on top of Weiss Knob Mountain in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. The article highlights the challenges of working in an extreme environment and how to overcome them, while making them relatable to everyday obstacles.

October 8th, 2015
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