Jumping Rock helps brands and agencies engage their audience by creating visually compelling content. Through live-action video and animation, we uniquely craft each project to deliver the maximum impact for our clients.
The Jumping Rock is a cliff on Mill Creek in the Adirondack Mountains. In the summer, people meet there to forget about life and take the plunge into the cool water. It’s not a huge drop, but it’s enough to make you think twice before leaping. We believe that the ability to overcome fear, take a risk and have a ton of fun along the way is what builds a foundation that supports a lasting influence on life, work and creativity. It proves that anything is possible with an adventurous spirit.
We bring these principles to each and every one of our projects.
Founder | Creative Director
When I was little, I used to sneak a sketch pad under my covers at night and draw Ninja Turtles until I was too tired to hold the pencil. I love art and creativity in any form, but I was drawn to video and animation because I love the impact of visual storytelling. After studying 3D modeling and Animation at Oneonta State College in Upstate New York, my career path has taken me from local news, to corporate video, short films, television commercials, and internationally televised reality shows… All in search of the next adventure.
Outside of work, you’ll find me trying to convince my kids that waterskiing and wakeboarding are more important than homework.
Cinematographer | Editor | Motion GFX Designer
One of my mottos in life is “Do something you’ll remember.” Creating memories has been the driving force that led me to creative ways of capturing the emotions within. From drawing to photography to video production, I’ve submerged myself into different ways of preserving a message while efficiently expressing its complete meaning. As an Editor and Cinematographer, visual storytelling grants me the most control to meticulously craft a memorable story. It’s awesome.
Come find me in the office or mountain biking after hours. I’ll probably invite you biking or rock climbing or something. Yes, I do have an extra bike.
Motion GFX Designer | Editor
I taught myself to drawn when I was 14. Being a moody teenager and imagining that I didn’t have much of a social life, I threw myself into drawing and eventually painting. I quickly discovered that these were things that I could do really well, and that they made me feel great. Around 16, I decided that I wanted to be an artist and that I would go to college to be a painter. After a year of general studies at art school, I discovered animation and took off from there. My major included all digital art forms, so I studied not only animation, but video editing and shooting, sound design, acting and directing, and video game production. Since school, I’ve worked various jobs in the industry, from reality TV to commercials and corporate video.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, you can find me after work at the dog park with my dog – Iggy Pup, playing soccer, listing to or playing music, or reading a good fantasy book.
Jr. Motion GFX Artist/Editor
Jr. Motion GFX Artist/Editor (3 month contract)
Jumping Rock is seeking a Junior Motion Graphics Artist/Editor for a 3 month contract position. You are needed to continue to expand our animation and video portfolio with new ideas and enthusiasm. You will be working independently and collaboratively with a team of creatives and clients on a variety of projects. Your workload will consist of completing ‘junior level’ editing and motion gfx projects, assisting other creatives, helping with office management tasks and more. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self starter that is personally accountable, creative, and has a love for their craft.
– Craft ‘junior level’ 2D animations and live-action videos
– Collaboratively develop creative concepts
– Pay close attention to all details associated with each task
– Search, select and implement appropriate stock video/images, music, sound, etc.
– Maintain order of production equipment
– Perform video and file archiving
– Prep equipment for shoots
– Assist on set
– Help complete various administrative tasks
– Minimum 0-3 years experience
– Knowledge in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and their various 3rd party plug-ins
– Basic knowledge of color correction, audio mixing and video compression.
– Knowledge of industry trends
– Ability to self-manage multiple projects and adapt to shifting priorities
– Familiarity with storytelling through video and motion
– Highly motivated to continue growing and learning
– Have an “anything is possible” mindset
– High level of personal growth and accountability
– Professionally and clearly communicate with coworkers
– Some travel may be required
Please email a link to your work/demo reel and a resumé to Scott Hall at email@example.com.
There are no available benefits for contract positions. This contract will be given with hopes of becoming a full-time position, but nothing is guaranteed.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
We are always looking for Editors, Motion Graphics Designers, and 3D Artists.
Please email a link to your work or a demo reel and a resumé to Scott Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jumping Rock Media
5711 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609