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© 2019 Jacob Cote

Extended Resume

EXPERIENCE

Jr. Photographer - Purdys Chocolatier 

Vancouver, BC

August 2017 - September 2019

  • Supported internal departments and their needs for original photography and video for social media, web, email, print, in-store and catalogue images. Maintaining a digital database of produced imagery. Creating video content for online and retail marketing. 2018/2019 highlights include:

    • Social initiated online transactions +421% 

    • Facebook engagement per post increased +102%

    • Instagram followers increased +70%

 

Photographer - Jacob Cote Photography

Belleville, ON

Aug 2011 - Present

  • Freelance photography business for weddings and commercial client based photography

Festival Director -  Hollywood North Film Festival

Bay of Quinte Region

Feb 2015 - present

  • Creation and operation of the Bay of Quinte region’s first film festival

  • Coordinating films, committee members, web design, and media relations

 

Photographer - Lifetouch Canada 

Vancouver, BC

Oct 2016 - Jun 2017

  • Photographing students in elementary schools and high schools across British Columbia

 

Production Assistant - National City Films 

Vancouver, BC

Sep 2016

  • Production Assistant for a scripted Warner Bros. TV series

 

Professor - Loyalist College 

Belleville, ON

Sep 2014 - May 2016

  • TV & Film Production:

    • Graphic Design

    • Motion Graphics

    • Editing (AVID)

    • Script Writing (Film & TV Commercials)

    • On-air Promos & Theatrical Trailers

    • Art of Communication

  • Graphic Design:

    • Digital Applications

  • General Education: Film History

    • Development of the course and instructing several courses

 

Festival Coordinator - Belleville DocFest

Belleville, ON

Oct 2015 - April 2016

  • Coordination and designing of print materials, website/social media updates, and design

 

Content Coordinator - Bay of Quinte Tourism 

Belleville, ON

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Development of web video series, web & print graphic design, social media execution photography to promote tourism to Southern Ontario and upstate New York

SKILLS

 

Creative Software

 

 

 

Operating Systems

  • Advanced knowledge of both MAC OS and PC operating systems (I'm a Mac at heart)

 

Web

  • Intermediate HTML & CSS

  • Advanced Wordpress

  • Google analytics 

 

Cameras

  • Canon 5D Mark 2,3 & 4 

  • Nikon (various models)

  • Sony EX3, 

 

Microsoft Office

  • Full working knowledge of Office, Powerpoint, Excel & Outlook

 

Social Media

  • Ability to use and experience running targeted ad campaigns using:

EDUCATION

 

Public Relations - Certificate

Loyalist College 13/14

  • Completed courses in:

    • Writing 

    • Fundraising

    • Communications

    • Social media 

    • Graphic design with

    • Client-based project learning 

  • Research experience using SWOP and PEST analyses 

 

The Art of Visual Storytelling: By Alex Buono - June 2013

 

Television & New Media Production - 3yr Adv. Diploma

Loyalist College 2009-2012

  • Gained a wide range of content creation techniques with full production skills in:

    • Television news & studio based shows

    • Editing (Final Cut, AVID & Premiere)

    • Film production

    • Live remote event productions

    • Screenplay & commercial writing

    • Marketing & promotions

    • Graphic design & motion graphics

    • Web design