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Editorial Consulting

If you're in need of expert advice on how to move forward with your documentary, I offer a Rough Cut Review consulting service. For a reasonable flat rate, I will review your work in progress and give a detailed analysis on how to improve your film's structure, flow, and emotional impact, along with along  specific suggestions on indivdual scenes.  An extended phone consultation and complete written notes are included.


Many filmmakers have found his services invaluable to the successful completion of their projects.  Click below to inquire.


"Jacob's brilliance lies in his ability to find exactly what and where the problem is, what is missing, what doesn't make sense, what needs to be told in order for the story make sense, and what is superfluous.  His help was invaluable!"

--Carolyn Macartney,

   Director of Wanda The Wonderful

When I asked Jacob to critique my film, I was lost in the weeds. He provided a written analysis of what was working and what seemed confusing, and he followed this up with a long talk. His clarity and directness pulled me out of the muck and helped me to weave together the film I wanted"

--Leslie Epperson,

Director of Many Bones, One Heart

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