Jake Baird

Freelance Video Editor & Fiction Writer

Location:Buffalo, New York, United States
2 Skills
I have a burning desire to learn. I am interested in obtaining a position that allows me to learn new skills while honing my own and lets me utilize my talents, gaining as much experience as possible.


Freelance Work January 2014-Present
• Portrait, Landscape, Event Photography
• Promotional Videos, Experimental Videos, Narrative Short Films

Creative Minds In Cannes May 2014
Participated in the Filmmaker Institute portion of Creative Minds In Cannes in which a group of five people, including myself, were given one week to make a short film in Cannes 2014.

Democrat & Chronicle 2012-present
Production inserter
Feeding machines, stacking newspapers.

Harris RF Communications 2009-2010
Material Handler
Packaging and counting parts, logging data, inventory control.

Buell Automatics, Inc. 2003-2008
Assistant Supervisor of Shipping/Material Handler
Open/close shipping department, inventory control, quality control, packing/counting/sorting parts, forklift/crane operator, loading/unloading trucks/machines.

University at Buffalo 2012-May 2014
B.A. Media Study
Classes: Creative Video Workshop, Intermediate Video Workshop, Basic Digital Arts, Film Theory, Media Analysis, Cinematography, Video Production/Portfolio Production.

Monroe Community College 2009-2011
A.S. Cinema and Screen Studies
Classes: Movie History, Cinema Drama, Cinema Comedy, Cult Films, Video Production, Video Editing (Avid & FCP 7 and X), Techniques of Television, Media Literacy, Scriptwriting, Acting

Skills I am proficient with most cameras working in video and still photography; I own a Canon EOS T4i and am comfortable and confident using most DSLR’s. I have working knowledge of Final Cut Pro X and can use AVID, FCP 7, and Adobe Premiere to edit. I have written, directed, and edited several short films and experimental videos, both alone and with a team and I am comfortable working with a group. I can take direction and complete any task that is asked of me. I can work with a MAC or PC. I am comfortable working with my hands and using tools.
Portfolio at :
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Fiction Writing