Birthday: January 15th
Role: Editor, Photographer, Videographer and Sound
Say hello to Karla! When she’s not editing, she’s air bound traveling or outdoors, usually caffeine ridden. This multi-talented artist utilizes her great eye for visual storytelling not only at Jpixx but in the local film community. Get to know her below 🙂
How did you get your start with Jpixx and what is your title?
I found a Part-time Video Editor position on Indeed.com and applied!I am officially a full-time Visual Content Producer. Mostly editing or photography, or videography, or sound..
How long have you been on the crew?
Hmm, it’s been over 2 years now.
Why do you like working for Jpixx?
The best part of working with Jpixx is being around a diverse group of people. Everyone has a unique great personality and it’s always a blast whether we are out on a shoot or in the office.
Everybody has a nickname in the crew…what’s yours?
Jon calls me K-spin but I’m trying to stick ‘hollapino’.
What do you hope to help Jpixx accomplish as a company through your role?
I hope that the quality of my work authentically represents Jpixx and helps to deliver a product the company and client can be proud of.
What do you hope to accomplish as a photographer/editor?
To continue cultivating and expanding my skills with each project or shoot I have the opportunity to be a part of.
While working at Jpixx, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
That it takes a lot of dedication to accomplish great things. It’s easy to have ideas but it takes hard work and commitment to execute them. Jon and Teviya have made Jpixx their life and that’s led to its’ success.
Has Jon or Teviya taught you something that you didn’t know before and continue to use to this day?
They taught me that this area has the potential to be whatever I want it to be and that I am surrounded by creative and passionate people. There are many resources here and it just takes reaching out to collaborate on a project.
What’s been your favorite shoot so far?
Probably Carried Away because there is a scene that included a lot of ice cream eating behind the scenes. I think I ate like 3 ice cream cones that afternoon. Other than that I love shooting events that require me to interview people. I love hearing different people’s life stories.
What do you like about shooting and what’s your proudest project with Jpixx?
Shooting is fun because it doesn’t really feel like work. Well, it does.. but time flies when we are shooting and it’s because I am fully engaged in what I am doing.
How has Jpixx helped you grow as an artist?
Jpixx has seriously encouraged me to become a better editor. There is just tons of support between everyone and I am always asking questions and learning new tips, tricks, and methods to improve my work. It’s a pool of knowledge in that office.
What’s the funniest thing that’s happened on set?
Just general tomfoolery. We recently got poured on while roller skating and went on a shopping spree, that was pretty hilarious. Our trip to Richmond last year was fun, we played Hide and Go Seek in the dark and I was seriously giddy with excitement, I felt like a 10 year old all over again, except with Jameson.
What’s your favorite Jpixx film?
SERVIR. I wasn’t onboard for this project but I love seeing Jpixx on a global level. So much of the company contains diverse people, personalities, and perspectives. So to see them telling the stories of people around the world really just makes me happy.
Favorite film of all time?
This is hard because there are so many good ones! My all time would probably be Goodfellas. But there are movies I could watch a million times over and never get sick of like Coneheads, Selena, Grease, Wanderlust – and pretty much any Judd Apatow movie.
Also very hard because I love food! I’d have to saaaay homemade spanish food. Arroz con gandules with cabbage and tostones on the side. I also love black raspberry ice cream.
I like music that brings you back to a specific moment in time. Like All Night Long, by Lionel Richie. It brings me back to my sister’s wedding in Cancun, dancing on the rooftop overlooking the beach with my family. Any song by El Ten Eleven reminds me of my cross country trip with my best friend. And any song off Usher’s Confession, reminds me of all of 8th grade and that time in my life where I was living almost completely carefree.
Hobbies? What do you do on your free time?
Food, movies, and anything active really. When I have the time and money I like to travel. I’m also currently trying to strengthen my spanish!
What motto do you live by?
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
What projects are you working on outside of Jpixx?
I recently started a photo/video project that I have big hopes for. I’m also editing a short film written and shot by local filmily members.
Where can people see your work?
You can see most of my work on Jpixx’s Youtube of course! I also have a Vimeo page, that consists of a lot of a variety through new and old videos and my real estate portfolio page can be found at thoughtprojectionsmedia.com