In this episode, we interview Jared Kay, the founder of Amplified Media.

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Jared got his start in video production
  • Key defining moment(s) on when he decided to get an office and hire employees
  • How he and his team weigh big decisions, like bringing on a new client
  • What a “matterport” video is
  • Where Jared finds inspiration for his video production

If you enjoyed this episode, then we think you might also dig this interview with Lisa & Dean Peteet, of Atlas Branding.


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Show Notes

About Jared Kay

Jared Kay has been capturing amazing adventure and outdoor photography and videography in the region for many years. He has partnered on campaigns for Explore Asheville, Visit North Carolina, and National Geographic. Jared is rooted in Western North Carolina but is visible globally. When he isn’t behind a camera, Jared spends early mornings exploring the mountains at sunrise, and enjoying the countryside by bike, behind the lens, or on foot with his wife Sonia, and their son River. He can often be found with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Don’t worry, we’ve made sure to include some links to his favorite works below. 

Amplified Media

Amplified Media is a video production company based in Asheville, NC. They focus on creating compelling, heartfelt video narratives featuring for brands and organizations throughout Western North Carolina. Learn more by visiting or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Video & Photo People
Asheville People & Organizations
  • “If nothing else, be a part of your community.” – Jared Kay

Books, Movies & Podcasts

Music by Commonwealth Choir