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Yelm resident Jacob Potter is noted as a film industry success!

Jared Potter
Credit: Jacob Diamond, The Chronicle

Thurston County Man Finds Success in Film Industry

From The Chronicle (Centralia):

Jared Potter, a Yelm resident for nearly 20 years, has found success in the film industry. 

Whether it’s animation or effects work in television shows, movies or commercials, Potter has done it all.

He recently completed his work for the movie and television remake of Beavis and Butt-Head. 

“Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” was released to Paramount Plus’ streaming service on June 23. Potter said most of his work on the movie included 3D modeling, animation and compositing work. 

“That was a blast. It was a lot of work, but really, really fun,” Potter said. “It was a tough job, but it was super rewarding. Everything is a niche audience these days, but when Beavis and Butt-Head was marketed, it was marketed all over the place. That was super rewarding.”

Prior to his work with the movie, Potter found his big break in the film industry while he worked as a visual effects artist and later as the supervisor for the television series “Z Nation.”

The show originally appeared on the SyFy Network. The zombie series, produced in Spokane, lasted for five seasons and 68 episodes. 


All of the projects Potter takes on have been completed at his home office in Yelm. This year, he hopes to expand into an office space in the city and hopes to become more involved with local projects. 

In the past, he’s done a commercial for Shiplap Coffee and a video for the Nisqually Valley Barbecue Rally. 

While most of his work is completed at home, Potter said he travels to different locations for various jobs and projects as needed. He planned to leave for Arizona on Jan. 4 to work on a commercial with a credit union.

Posted by Steve on January 12, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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