DIRECTOR. EDITOR. CINEMATOGRAPHER. PRODUCER.
Jake's the slut of filmmaking. He'll do anything to please his clientele, and he'll do it well. But what's different from Jake and the typical street whore is that he won't sacrifice performance or quality just to score a buck. As his role as the Cinematographer, Editor, and Post-Producer for the Levi's Europe Fall & Winter 2010 Campaign shows, he can take a modest budget and make beautiful people more beautiful—and real.
But there's aspiring real and holy-shit-that's-fucking-real-life real. Which is something his next piece of work illustrates in a brilliant way. As the Cinematographer on the film "Posi+ive," featured in the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the FYI Film Festival, Jake proves he's not scared of a little controversy. Or, in this case, man-on-man sex.
So what else does this Director-Editor-Cinematographer-Producer have to offer? 2-for-1 specials? Friends and family discounts? Not really.
But he did Direct and Edit the two-time New York Emmy nominated TV show "Beyond the Boardroom," act as the Cinematographer-Supervising Editor-Assistant Producer on "Film Insider" for Fox 5 and Plum TV, and was the Editor for the Dockers' digital campaign "An Emasculating Truth." Again, confirming his ability to play multiple roles.
Jake exercised that ability as the Director, Cinematographer, and Editor for StrawberryFrog's 2011 Cannes Promo. He took a simple project and turned it into a stunning piece of film. And to top it off, he put another notch in his belt by composing the music.
Speaking of music, Jake also Directed, Edited, and Produced the music video "Liquid Beast," which XLR8R Magazine named one of the Top 10 Music Videos of the Year. And to add to his music video know-how, he also Directed, Edited, and Produced two music videos for Sufjan Steven's record label Asthmatic Kitty. Both of which were featured on the DVD "Encyclopedia Asthmatica Volume 1."
And that's Jake Roper.
--Justin Via, Creative Director, StrawberryFrog.