Hello, my name is Jeff Cook - videographer, editor, producer and storyteller.
As an infant I was abandoned, placed in foster care and then adopted. Stories have always intrigued me even though, I only had half of my own story to share. Through the years I always wanted to find out the missing piece to my life puzzle, my birth parents. During my struggle to find who I was, I was certain on one thing…storytelling. I love telling and listening to stories especially stories about people and how they overcame life’s obstacles. Due to my situation as a child, my heart goes out to those who have faced life challenges. There is a part of me in them, thus this draws me close to those who have hardships, and it is my goal to help tell their heart-felt stories.
I believe in telling stories about people, businesses and organizations. By sharing our experiences with others, we can help others succeed. Businesses and organizations can talk facts all day long, but at the end of it all it’s who you are that draws people closer. What do you represent, what is your desire, why do you do what you do? How did you get to where you are? What drives you? These questions will differ from person to person, you want to know why? Each person is different, and so should your story. What is your story?
You know your purpose in life when you love what you do. It’s the thing that makes you tick. It’s the passion that makes you want to become better at what you love to do. My passion is to tell stories. It is my fuel to feeling good. I want to be able to tell stories to benefit people, organizations, and businesses. There is something about sharing someone’s story that is uplifting for me. I really do feel alive when I am behind a camera, editing, and interacting with people during the shoot. My hope is to tell as many impactful stories that I can, and in doing so, I hope I can better the business, organization or person I am telling the story about.
I have been working in television and media for over 18 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, producer and storyteller. Throughout the years, I have been honored to receive the Edward R. Murrow award, Five Telly Awards, and many more. My motto is “THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME BETTER AT MY CRAFT EACH TIME I GET BEHIND THE CAMERA."