Norfolk Music Video

Jpixx is teaming up with singer/songwriter Skye Zentz of Norfolk to film a music video for her catchy song, “The Tide”, an anthem to Norfolk, Virginia.  Listen to it here.

The music video will feature iconic sights, businesses, groups, organizations, and the people of Norfolk.  Skye’s song has already been featured on WHRO and has been endorsed by the city.  Skye is a pleasure to be around and we’ve had a blast on the first two days of shooting for the music video so be sure to stick around to see the final project!

The grand finale shoot is happening July 18th and you won’t want to miss that, I promise!  You can stay up to date and find more information about the open shoots around Norfolk by following her Facebook page and at #TheTideNFK.  If you’re interested in being a part of the music video or know of a company, group or organization that should be, it’s not too late to contact Skye and the crew at TheTideNFK@gmail.com.

Spy Ship

As you may remember from back in March, Jpixx won a Silver ADDY award for last years’ Spy Ship. Nauticus brought us back again with Maverick Marketing to create videos for this years’ Spy Ship exhibition, Operation Achilles Heel, starring Ethan Marten and Robert Shepherd.

This year, Spy Ship takes a more dramatic turn.  Set in North Korea during the 1950′s, participants submerge themselves in detective tasks while navigating through the Battleship Wisconsin chasing spies.  Check out the teaser trailer:

Spy Ship: Operation Achilles Heel is open now through September 1, 2014 and you won’t want to miss it!  No really, they have a laser maze!

Images courtesy of Jonathan DeMelkon

Pharrell Williams Day

We had an amazing opportunity this past weekend to meet with Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams!

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Jpixx was asked by the Virginia Beach School District to document the homecoming of singer-songwriter Pharrell to his alma mater, Princess Anne High School, on June 7th in preparation for ShaggFest.  Pharrell spoke about his nonprofit, From One Hand To AnOTHER, which inspires children to reach for success in following their dreams.  The mayor presented Pharrell with a key to the city and Delegate Ron Villanueva declared June 7, 2014 to be Pharrell Williams Day in the state of Virginia.  Read more about the event here.

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Fourth and fifth grade students were invited to attend a closed off event on June 7th at Park Way Elementary.  The students were surprised to meet with Pharrell in groups of five to present their From One Hand To AnOTHER STEM projects.  Pharrell was extremely pleasant, took a lot of time with everyone, and was always happy to take photos with anyone who asked.

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It was very humbling to see him interact with a group of quiet kids; cracking jokes and giving motivational words.  As the event wound down, he was going around personally thanking everyone, from parents to camera crew and reporters, for attending.  For more details, see the VB City Public Schools Pharrell Comes Home slideshow.

Check out some of our footage from Pharrell Williams Day, which made an appearance on Access Hollywood!

Girls on the Run

Jpixx has had a great opportunity this summer working with the wonderful organization, Girls on the Run, to create a short film. Our Girls On The Run short film project embodies the GOTR mission, which inspires girls to be, “joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

The principal photography is complete and editing is now underway.  The premiere of Girls on the Run is slated for the end of the summer so stay tuned for more details and updates!

Though we’ve been crazy busy filming at school and at a 5k event in downtown Norfolk, we had a GIANT but talented volunteer cast and crew working together for this heartwarming project and you won’t want to miss it!

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2014 Jpixx Demo Reel – Capture Life Creatively

Check out the new 2014 Jpixx Demo Reel, showcasing a mixture of our award-winning narrative and marketing ventures. To schedule a consultation, contact Jon Abrahams directly at jlabrahams@jpixx.com

Project Hot Potato Grand Prize Winner!

If you tuned into the podcast last week, you already know that Jpixx won the grand prize for the Project Hot Potato contest!  This is in addition to recently winning the Audience Award!  We threw a congratulatory surprise party for Jpixx founder, Jon Abrahams.

The grand prize award is $500 which we will be using to create a submission for the Virginia Film Festival!  We’ll also be able to utilize the resources of the generous folks at Channel 757!  We’re thrilled!

An Interview on Zak’s Movie Show

The brains behind Jpixx were recently interviewed and featured on Zak’s Movie Show, hosted by Channel 757Listen and find out exactly why we’re called Jpixx and get the dish on who spilled the beans (or a little something more).  Get juicy details about a celebrity crush, the Jamie Foxx after party, and info on past and potential film projects!

Zak’s Movie Show also reveals a surprise to Jpixx so check out the podcast to find out what we’re so excited about!
http://channel757.net/zaks-movie-show/meeting-the-abrahams-zaks-movie-show/

International Day of Happiness

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Jpixx is joining Pharrell Williams (who was born in VaBeach) and others around the world to celebrate International Day of Happiness March 20th.  We’ve created a #HAPPYDAY video of Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy” complete with dancing and lots of smiles.  Even though it rained and soaked everyone’s socks, we had a blast!  The sun came out for a few minutes, and with it, a rainbow.  Thanks to all those who took part in our video!  Have a Happy Day from Jpixx!

Tidewater Arts Outreach – Instruments of Art Gala

Jpixx attended Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) Instruments of Art Gala on Saturday evening and captured images from the event.  The 5th Annual Instruments of Art Gala brought the best in music and arts together to transform old/retired/broken musical instruments into creative works of art that are auctioned off as a fundraiser. The event, held at the Selden Arcade in Norfolk, included some lively jazz music, raffles, and both a silent and live auction of the art work. Check out some of these creative pieces:

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Click here to see more photos from the event.

The Gala is a popular opening event for the upcoming Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, a competition where local, new, and emerging singer/songwriters battle it out for the opportunity to boost their music careers. Jpixx is a sponsor of this event so look out for more information about the Sea Level festival as the event nears.

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