Hey there, my name is Jack Tumen and I’m a visual storyteller. What does that mean exactly? Well, I create and tell stories through the mediums of still photography and videography. To tell you a little bit about myself, I’m 26 years old and grew up in the village of Woodstock, N.Y.. Yes, that Woodstock. I attended Penn State University and graduated in 2015 with a degree in broadcast journalism. I’ve always learned best by getting out and doing rather than sitting and absorbing (except if I’m sitting and absorbing a gorgeous mountain view. Lots to be learned in those moments.)
I’ve always been passionate about visuals, whether still or moving. My photography has been featured by Dwell Magazine, Beautiful Destinations, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, The Weather Channel and others. As for filmmaking and videography, I’ve produced three short documentaries entirely solo, with one of those winning a national award from the Hearst Foundation and another screening in the Woodstock Film Festival. My shooting experience ranges from day-to-day production environments to having worked as a D.P. for the likes of History Channel as a freelancer. I’ve also made a music video for New York folk-rock band, The Daydreamers and their song, Paper Child, which has surpassed 100K views on YouTube.
Above all, I'm driven to tell a good story. My desires focus on telling quality stories that allow the viewer to connect with the subject emotionally. If that mean’s dedicating a week, a month or a year to telling that story, then I’m in on it; I’ve worked on stories that have spanned all of those time frames. To revive the roots of good storytelling, people must slow down, listen and allow themselves to be moved. My mission is to create stories that will bring that lost art back to fruition.
Let's work together! Have a look through my portfolio, check out my films and if you enjoy what you see, give me a shout!