The demand for high quality media and video production services has been growing massively in the past 10 years, when every company has an online presence and a need for these type of services. Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Jacob Doucette. Jake is the founder and owner of Phitted Media, a media agency based in New Hampshire. They offer video production, real estate photography & videography, drone work, portraits, and more.
Here is our conversation with Jake.
1).Hi Jake! Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a New Englander through and through, I grew up along the ocean, and spent my weekends exploring the mountains, hiking, biking, camping, and snowboarding. These activities only fueled my passion for photography, and capturing beautiful scenes and moments.
2). How did Phitted Media get started? After highschool I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. My parents wanted me to go to college, but I didn’t really have the drive for more schooling. I ended up having several different jobs, and tried many different career paths, which led me to go to school to become a welder/fabricator. I worked for a few years as a welder, but continued to learn, and pursue photography. During these 6 years after high school my love of photography, and film only grew stronger. I took on side jobs, and weekend gigs until the point I got so busy that I was able to quit my full time job at a welding company, and start Phitted Media, along with freelancing for other local agencies. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people along the way, and have some great mentors to guide me through this career. I’ve found that reaching out to other creators in the photography, and film industry has been my biggest help to stay busy.
3). Tell us about the services you guys offer? We offer video solutions to businesses big and small to get their message across to their clients, partners, and vendors. We also offer wedding films, and real estate photography; including drone, and video. It’s mostly just myself, but I frequently outsource editing, and hire contractors to help with shoots.
4). What equipment do you use? I’ve been lucky enough to have experience with some of the best equipment out there. On the daily I use a Macbook to edit, Canon r6 & Sony a6500 for photography, dji mavic air 2 for a drone, and a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k for video production.
5). How does a regular day of work look like at Phitted Media? It’s always different, and that’s what I love best about this career path. One day I’m photographing a few houses, the next I might be assisting on a big set, being a camera operator on a corporate shoot, filming a wedding, or I could be editing a wedding film, or social media ad.
6). What type of projects do you enjoy the most working on? I really enjoy video production, and being on a set with a good size crew. Whether that’s a corporate gig, or manufacturing, but anything on the brand side, and lifestyle is my favorite.
7). Thanks in part to professionals like you, local businesses managed to stay open in the past year. Did you feel a decrease in business? I film a lot of weddings, and events, and 95% of that was taken away. It was a really tough spring for us, but we were able to stay busy photographing houses since the real estate market continued to stay so active, and busy.
8). How do you keep your business in the public eye? I assume social media plays a huge role in that, right? Social media is the biggest part of that, but staying active in local events, and capturing things, and views in the surrounding area makes for a great talking point for word of mouth.
9). What are your favorite places in New England? There are so many, but here are a few: Loon Mountain, Lincoln NH; Black cap trails, Conway NH; Burlington, VT; The Kancamagus Highway – NH; The amazing beaches in the seacoast (Hampton, Rye, North Hampton) NH; Highland Mountain Bike Park – Tilton, NH; Acadia National Park – ME.
10). How can we find you online and on social media? Website: www.phittedmedia.com Instagram: @phitted_media & my personal account is @phitted_jake
(All the photos & videos in this article are made & provided by Phitted Media)