Meet the Crew: Chandler

Chandler is the man behind the cam. When his baby blues aren’t buried in the viewfinder, he’s normally telling hilarious jokes or somewhere being the awesome Life of the Party. You see what I did there? Check out this cool kid below.

Birthday: October 1st

Sign: Libra

Role: Video Lead

How did you get your start with Jpixx and what is your title?

I’ve been a Jpixx fan since high-school so once they put out the word for their first Production Intern I had to apply! Fortunately I got the internship and the rest is history! I am currently Video Lead.

How long have you been on the crew?

I was an Intern in the summer of 2014 and began working freelance with Jpixx shortly after. I came back every year during my summer breaks and once I graduated college, I was offered a full-time position. For those keeping score it’s 1 summer as an intern, 1.5 years freelance, 1 year full time, 3 years total.

Why do you like working for Jpixx?

Jpixx has given me the opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of the most fascinating and exciting happenings around Hampton Roads! Exploring cities and facilities, learning about different jobs, Listening to peoples stories, we are always meeting someone new or capturing something amazing!

Everybody has a nickname in the crew…what’s yours?

…Sweet Pea. Don’t ask.

What do you hope to help Jpixx accomplish as a company through your role?

I try to bring my personal experience as a filmmaker to every role I am presented with whether it’s trying to write an engaging script or put together a colorful cast for a project. I want to help the company continue to work with great clients and integrating our projects into the community.

While working at Jpixx, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned? (something Jon/Teviya has taught you)

I’ve learned a lot about video production techniques and running a production company but perhaps the most valuable skills I’ve learned working here are how to treat people and build relationships. This business is all about the rapport you build with your clients and the connections you create with your crew. They have taught me to always be kind, and generous and when that doesn’t work, try to be understanding.

Has Jon or Teviya taught you something that you didn’t know before and continue to use to this day?

Backup your stuff.

What’s been your favorite shoot so far?

“The Tide” music video was one of the first projects I assisted on but it’s still one of the most ambitious and fun projects I’ve ever done with Jpixx.

What do you like about shooting and what’s your proudest project with Jpixx?

I like to apply my skills in new ways and with Jpixx, we do everything from marketing campaigns to music videos. I’d say I’ve been most proud with our weekend projects such as Shamrock Marathon and Harborfest where our whole crew is pushing themselves to the limit and we deliver a video we are proud of before the weekend is over!

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened on set?

Typically anything with Jessa Gaul.

What’s your favorite Jpixx film?

In Captivity

Favorite film of all time?

Snatch

Favorite Food?

Chicken Carbonara

Music?

Matt and Kim

Hobbies? what do you do on your free time?

I cook as often as I can (and whenever I can get someone to eat it) I write frequently and I’ve been dabbling in acting and stand-up. But I ALWAYS make time for my favorite video games!

What motto do you live by?

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

Do you have any films coming out you’d like to plug?

In my spare time I’ve been dabbling in 360 video so stay tuned for the release of our 2 VR films “The Life of the Party” and “Lunar Lockdown”!

Where can people see your work?

www.youtube.com/user/premadepros

 

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