Birthday: March 10th
Meet Jonathan, A.K.A. JSlay! This guy is our resident rap genius and Parks and Recreation enthusiast. He’s quick on his feet, whether on set or in the middle of a heated game of ping pong with Glenn. Get to know our favorite Chick-fil-A fanatic below!!!
How did you get your start with Jpixx and what is your title?
I am a Shooter/Editor at Jpixx. Last April I saw they had an opening, applied, and here I am!
How long have you been on the crew?
It’s been a solid 8 months.
Why do you like working for Jpixx?
Who said I liked working for Jpixx??? LOL! The culture around the Jpixx office is just good! The team spirit is real and we all really enjoy what we do. Jon is also super knowledgeable and it’s great to be under him learning his methods.
Why do you like your job?
I like the fact that I’m not sitting in an office every day, all day. Over the past 8 months I’ve been to Iceland twice, and numerous other cool locations locally. This job is never mundane.
Everybody has a nickname in the crew…what’s yours?
My first name is Jonathan and my last name is Slayton so at some point I got called JSlay and at this point I don’t even know my real name anymore.
What do you hope to help Jpixx accomplish as a company through your role?
I would say consistency. In my 8 months here, I have noticed we do a lot of work for the same clients. I think they keep coming back because they know what they’re going to get. I want to continue to deliver the high-quality product we produce while gradually raising the bar.
While working at Jpixx, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned? (something Jon/Teviya has taught you)
Always back up your footage after a shoot. And back up your project file in two places. The project you save could be your own.
What’s been your favorite shoot so far?
I would have to say the Virginia Department of Health PSA shoot was really fun. I was running the new follow focus system and really enjoyed that.
What has been the project you worked on that was your proudest?
We have some videos for Sentara that are in the works. I will be happy to show those to the world.
Favorite film of all time?
The Dark Night
Rap, specifically Lecrae
Hobbies? What do you do on your free time?
Free time? I work in film. When I’m not a work filming I’m usually working on my own projects.
What motto/quote do you live by?
Treat people the way you would want to be treated.
What is your advice to aspiring photographers/videographers?
Don’t go broke buying gear. Have a good work ethic, and find a good community to learn from (like Jpixx) and from there you can figure out what gear to buy. Don’t buy gear your clients already have. AND always back up for footage!
Where can we see more of your work?
Instagram: Jonathan Slayton
YouTube: Jonathan Slayton https://youtu.be/