Hello there!

My name's Jake and I'm your friendly and professional photo/video whiz.

I've worked on commercials, music videos, live events you name it! I'm an experienced cinematographer & photographer. Some programs I use are: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Final Cut. I even have a little experience in HTML/CSS. Browse my portfolio or check out my Blog for my most recent works.



Promo/wrap-up video.

Washington State University

Campaign for student involvement.

Bdellium Tools

Product photoshoot.

Ben Nye Makeup

SFX makeup showcase photoshoot.

Red Door Meet

Car meet in downtown Portland.

Camera Crane

Test video for ProAm crane promo.


Portfolio shoot.


Portfolio shoot.

About me

Hi, my name is Jake Melara. I'm lucky to call the Pacific Northwest my home. I've been fascinated with technology and the digital world since I was eight, when I began deconstructing household electronics just to discover how they work. In high school, I got my hands on my first camera and after that, I couldn't get enough! Primarily self taught, I turned to the Internet for anything I could learn about filming, taking photos, editing videos, and photoshop. Now, I'm attending Washington State University Vancouver for a degree in Digital Technology and Culture while working as a freelance photographer/videographer and holding an IT position in a medical office.

Let's chat

Let me know what you need help on with your project, or just simply say hello. I'd love to chat with you.