Double Jump Media Graduates from efactory Incubator
Learn what the video production house has been up to since outgrowing their office at the efactory.
Double Jump Media Moves Up & Out
The efactory is a special place. It’s a hub for entrepreneurs and innovators – and being here provides a front-row seat to what some of the most exciting companies in our region are working on. One of those companies is Double Jump Media – founded in 2014 and having had a presence at the efactory since 2016. Over those four years Ben Clayton and members of his team have flexed and grown through many of our spaces, including stints in coworking, small offices, and some of our largest private spaces. Through it all we’ve watched the company grow and build a portfolio of work for domestic and international clients, including Wal-Mart, Forbes, and Dairy Farmers of America.
And while they were making great use of nearly 900 square feet of office space at the efactory earlier this year, the time had come for something bigger. Something way bigger. This fall the team of seven moved up and out into a 3,750 square foot space just outside downtown. The new location includes 10 private offices, a conference room, and studio space.
Office locations may have changed, but Double Jump’s commitment to clients remains the same. The team has had a busy year developing videos for clients across the country, including a project for a COVID-related Kickstarter that helped the client raise over $300,000 on the crowd-funding platform.
Thermbot is an innovative thermometer that has been featured in publications such as CNET , International Business Times, and British national newspaper The Times. Double Jump Media was approached by the Brooklyn company in June to help produce a video for their campaign which launched in late July 2020. Thermbot’s original campaign goal was $18,000, which was fully funded within the first seven hours of the Kickstarter going live.
Thermbot was particularly interested in the creative spin that Double Jump could put on their pre-existing, straightforward script. Founder and CEO of Double Jump, Ben Clayton, noted that this is part of what draws clients from all over the world to his company.
“What we were able to accomplish in partnership with Thermbot shows that the midwest filmmakers can play with the ‘big boys’ on the coasts. The cost of living here helps to keep our pricing lower than our competitors’ in bigger cities, but more and more we see clients realizing that that doesn’t mean we sacrifice on the creative or the quality. In fact, it can mean just the opposite.”
– Ben Clayton,
Founder & CEO of Double Jump Media
Double Jump Media Gives Back
The team at Double Jump Media is also preparing to roll out a new internship program in partnership with the Geek Foundation, focusing on furthering film education for women and minorities in Springfield.
This program will assist in creating a space for hands-on, real-world knowledge about video production and technology. It will also provide paid internships at Double Jump Media for those in the program. The team is stoked to partner with a female-led and minority-focused nonprofit to make a difference in Springfield.