Meet the Crew: Lizzie

Lizzie Bankowski

Birthday: September 14th

Sign: Virgo

Role: Production Assistant

Meet Lizzie! She started as our fall video production/marketing intern and has quickly become a key crew member as our new full-time production assistant. She does some shooting and editing too when she’s not eating Mexican food or organizing the gear room. See what she’s all about below!

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

I was looking for jobs after I graduated from UNC Wilmington in May, and I started with Jpixx in August 2018 after seeing their listing for a video production/marketing intern. Now I’m a full-time production assistant!

How long have you been on the crew?

About eight months!

Why do you like working for Jpixx?

Every day is different. The people are the best. I’ve learned SO much. There’s usually free food.

Why do you like your job?

I get to do what I LOVE. And I get to have access to awesome equipment that I didn’t get to use while studying film in school. Plus, every single day at Jpixx is different, which means I’m constantly learning and having new experiences in production. One day I’m a grip, the next I’m on sound, the next I’m shooting or editing photos. It keeps everything well-rounded!

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

Hot Minute

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

I hope to help Jpixx stay organized on and off set. We have a lot of shoots and a lot of employees, and since Jpixx is a young, growing company, we’ve been testing different methods on how to keep equipment and footage best organized. I really like helping with this mostly just because I love when things are clean and organized.

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

Gosh, I’ve learned so much since I started. I feel like I’ve learned more at Jpixx than I did while I was in school. I’m not sure if there’s a single most important lesson I’ve learned, but Jon and Karla have taught me so much about the technical aspects of lighting, shooting, and editing. I learn something new every day here.

What’s been your favorite shoot so far?

I loved the shoot in Michigan because I got to swim in Lake Michigan, which was AWESOME. But maybe my all-time favorite has been the short documentary that I’m working on with Karla as my internship project because it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and Jpixx gave me the resources to make it happen!

What has been the project you worked on that was your proudest?

My internship project is a short documentary about local seafood and watermen in Virginia Beach. I’ve wanted to make a film about this subject for a long time. It’s given me the opportunity to get involved in the community, test my filmmaking abilities, and make a beautiful film that will hopefully help people.

Favorite film of all time?

Into the Wild

Favorite Food?

Mexican or anything Tex-Mex!!!!

Music?

I like it all!

Hobbies? What do you do on your free time?

Go to Jazzercise. Go to the beach. Watch the sunset. Go for tacos and margaritas. In that order.

What motto/quote do you live by?

Everything happens for a reason.

What is your advice to aspiring photographers/videographers? 

Particularly for females, ask a lot of questions. Us ladies are made to feel uncomfortable with being curious; we feel like we’re bothering the boss if we ask too many questions. But do it anyway. This is your time to learn, so ask away!

Where can we see more of your work? 

lizziebankowski.wixsite.com/lizziebankowski

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