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Author: Jon Abrahams

Meet the Crew: Metta

Metta  

Birthday: May 15th

Sign: Taurus

Role: Editor/Shooter

Meet Metta! She is the eclectic breath of fresh air on the crew. When she’s not dazzling you with her mysterious, magical personality she’s doing what she loves best…shooting. This PBS producer brings a lot of experience and hella funny jokes to the Jpixx crew. And yes…she will drop some cultural knowledge on you with a quickness. #blackgirlmagic in the house! Check her out below 🙂

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

Jessa brought me in.

How long have you been on the crew?

2 years

Why do you like working for Jpixx?

Free food, assortment of projects, and a diverse iron sharpening iron atmosphere. Plus Jon has hired a bevy off bad betches that are dope to work with.

Why do you like your job?

It doesn’t feel like a job.

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

Shanka or Shankakakaaa…I think. You’ll have to ask Jon.

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

World domination.

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

Movement in a shot is okay. The way I was taught to shoot previous to joining JPixx movement wasn’t encouraged.

What’s been your favorite shoot so far?

I don’t have an answer. Anything music related I guess.

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

  1. ETC. Jon told me my edit was ‘booty’ in a nice way. He sat with me patiently until I got it right. I produce news magazine style pieces normally, we don’t really use music. The ETC project was dependent upon editing-to-music which was indeed a learning curve.
  2. Betterment. Jon trusted me as producer and lead to rep Jpixx in Baltimore. Dominique was my 2nd. Black girl magic ensued. The client was pleased.

What’s your favorite Jpixx film?

In Captivity.

Favorite film of all time?

I don’t have an answer.

Favorite Food?

Food.

Music?

I’m pretty open.

Hobbies? What do you do on your free time?

That’s classified.

What motto/quote do you live by?

Love and light, always. And is it free?

What is your advice to aspiring photographers/videographers? 

Be bold. Timid don’t get you nowhere.

Where can we see more of your work? 

http://ideastations.org/watch/virginia-currents

Shamrockin’ All Weekend!

From the eyes of the Intern: Sam Winnie

The Jpixx team headed out at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th to cover the Yuengling Shamrock races put on by J&A Racing at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Day one was jam-packed with finish-line victories, Gatorade, and loads of PRs (personal records)! By the last race, the next day, everyone was feeling accomplished and relieved that all their hard work paid off. Let me tell you, being able to cover the races was beyond inspirational. The people, the families, the volunteers- just everyone brought the community together for nothing, but awesomeness and fun! After all the racers had finished, after all the shenanigans at the party tent, and after seeing all the pure smiles of accomplishment- I think running an 8K next year may be in consideration. The atmosphere of the Shamrock Marathon and other races were just too overwhelming to ignore, and I want to be a part of it.

It all started with a flawless, yet chilly, sunrise… We started unpacking our gear at base, near the Neptune statue. We caught the final glimpses of the sun peeking over the horizon as we set up our microphone and video cameras. After the sun had finally risen and we were geared up, we headed to the parking garage roof! Wow, was it cold up there- but the view was immaculate. Right above the start line, we sent our Mavic Pro drone up, catching the beginning action of the races- first up 8K! The first corral, Team Hoyt, took off setting the pace. Many, and I mean MANY, corrals took off one by one after the first, running like champs. We followed the racers via drone, seeing all their shadows form figures as the sunrise finished, bringing warmth to VB.

About an hour or so into the race, the first runners came trickling into the finish line. They were from here, there, near, and far. I remember hearing places like New York, California, Florida… It was pretty surreal to see all these people from across the country come to little ol’ VB to complete these races- heck, and many even ran MULTIPLE races. We walked with some of the finishers as they grabbed snacks, Gatorade, and water from J&A’s amazing volunteers. The volunteers throughout the whole weekend were kind, supportive, and selfless for being out there in the cold- supporting the racing community.

After capping off some interviews and running kiss-cam (on Instagram) at the finish line, we jotted off to cover the kiddo events like The Final Mile & Leprechaun Run. The kids and chaperones did amazing finishing the final mile of their marathon, all together, in great spirits. The little kids at the Leprechaun Run, toddler status, were so much fun to watch as the tiniest ones weeble-wobbled across the finish line. The older the kids got, the more they ran in straight lines, rather than zig zags. It was the perfect event to finish coverage at the races (of course after more interviews). With the conclusion of the races on day one, people in masses headed to the party tent! The music was bumping, beer flowing, and good times were had. Crazy to think some of these people would get up at dawn AGAIN the next day to race either the Half Marathon or Marathon!?

On day two, the sun thankfully peaked over the horizon yet again, proving the weather overall was much better than last year’s. Again, our team unpacked all of our gear, set up, and started our coverage for the day, beginning at the start from the new Cavalier Hotel (a classic VB landmark). The runners started to reach the Neptune statue at around 9 or 10 AM – starting with the Half Marathon runners. Crowds had gathered on the sides of the boardwalk to cheer “go runner, let’s go runner!” as each individual passed. As the runners reached these support crowds, you could see their demeanor change from tired, to inspired- they pushed harder by picking up their pace. It was awesome to see so many cross that finish line. With all the MoVi shots from Will and Chandler, the drone footage from Jon, and my own social media coverage- the crew had captured it all. The highs, the lows, triumphs, and some of the most inspirational stories.

We headed to the party tent, one last time. All the runners slowly made their way in, stopping for beer and tasty Irish food. We walked through the crowds, mic in hand, looking for those who we could interview. This was one of the most humbling attributes of the weekend, for the stories we heard ranged from serious and proud, to funny and lighthearted. We talked to people who ran simply because they had never ran like this before. We talked to people who ran for beer or because their significant others told them too (definitely worth a chuckle). We talked to people who ran to reach goals, like 50 marathons in ONE YEAR… Yeah, insane. But, we also talked to people who ran for their life, their family, to beat down cancer, and to thrive as healthy individuals. We loved hearing why people run, and I am sure J&A loved hearing their own racers’ responses.

After all interviewing had finished and all filming had stopped, we could pack up- drone, cameras, mic, and all. The Jpixx crew had walked/ran so much that I even ended up with shin splints, but it was SO worth it. The amount of amazing footage we captured, the community, and all the amazing people we met made every bit of hard work melt away into relief and happiness. We couldn’t have asked for a better Shamrock weekend, well except maybe a tad bit warmer- overall it was beyond memorable.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! Within 24 hours – Jpixx was able to turn around the highlight edit, thanks mostly to our tireless rock star editor Maria. Check out J&A’s latest addition to the “Why I Run” campaign, Shamrock edition on Facebook.

We had a blast filming and are proud to share with you how everyone #ShamrockOn #IRunFor

Thank you to all racers, crowd, family, volunteers, and the people at J&A for putting on amazing weekend!!! Cannot wait until Shamrock 2019, who knows, maybe you all can catch me crossing the finish line…

Lastly,

Thank you so much my dear old college roommate Mac Call for all your help Shamrock Weekend, ILY!

Meet the Crew: Will

He’s our favorite red head on the planet and probably the coolest, kindest guy around. Will came to the crew as a P.A. and learned his way around the camera and movi (through Master Jon of course) with lightening speed. This creative now spends his time traveling with his super amazing girlfriend Shana (pronounced Shaw-na), playing in his band, Turncoat Syndicate, yesss they’re gnarly, and shooting music videos, real estate and many Jpixx shoots. Check him out.

Will
Birthday: November 25th
Sign: Sagittarius
Role: Krew

How did you get your start with Jpixx and what is your title?
I applied for an internship with Jpixx (Sept – Dec 2016) on a whim. When I got the position I quit my job and haven’t looked back.

How long have you been on the crew?
Sept 2016

Why do you like working for Jpixx?
Working for Jpixx doesn’t feel like work. Even post internship, If you were to ask me to preform any of the jobs we have taken on free of charge, my answer would always be yes. It’s not just that I love holding a camera for a work, it’s the fact that Jon and crew maintain the perfect fun to professional ratio.

Everybody has a nickname in the crew…what’s yours?
Jon is really trying to make “Playboy” stick, but I have yet to be referred to as that.

What do you hope to help Jpixx accomplish as a company through your role?
Being that my work with Jpixx is often sporadic, I hope to come to each shoot and be able to share something new that I have learned while apart.
While working at Jpixx, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned? (something Jon/Teviya has taught you)
I have learned that in this industry there is no shortage of talent & competence, but there seems to be a shortage of passionate and personable professionals. That is what sets Jpixx apart.

Has Jon or Teviya taught you something that you didn’t know before and continue to use to this day?
Besides the numerous programs, techniques and protocols, they have tough me the importance of staying engaged in a project throughout. Might seem like a small detail, but if you watch Jon’s face while conducting an interview you can see he is listening and not just searching for the next question.

What’s been your favorite shoot so far?
Probably the NNPD S.W.A.T. shoot, if only because of the ability to run lead on such a killer shoot.

What do you like about shooting and what’s your proudest project with Jpixx?
I love to shoot (stills and/or video) because it gives me the opportunity to construct a story from little pieces of reality. As for the second part of the question, I am very proud of the SWAT shoot, but also proud of the many J&A shoots. Those have taught me to adapt an overcome even in the face of bad weather, damaged equipment and stolen bikes.

How have you been able to grow as a photographer by working with Jpixx?
There are some obvious answers here that deal with technique and equipment, but I still maintain that the relationship that Jpixx fosters with it’s subjects is the most admirable. Mastering this would make any photographer far more efficient.

What do you hope to accomplish in the future as an artist?
I hope to display and maybe even sell some of my photography in a physical setting.

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened on set?
I have always enjoyed watching crew struggle to fold a reflector (the way I did when I started)

What’s your favorite Jpixx film?
Carried Away… the reflector work is spot on.

Favorite film of all time?

Space Jam 2

Favorite Food?
Crawfish

Music?
Broken Social Scene

Hobbies? What do you do on your free time?

Write music

What motto do you live by?
Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.

Got any projects you’d like to plug?

Turncoat Syndicate album drops summer 2018.

Where can people see your work?

www.willclarkedesigns.com

Are you our next full-time Videographer/Editor!?

What is Jpixx!?!

Jpixx is a digital production boutique that specializes in video and strategic multi-media marketing content, visual communications, high-end event coverage and independent filmmaking. And we’re looking to add to our full-time crew!

Jpixx’s distinct vision pushes the boundaries of integrated media, leading the region in stylized camera work, motion graphics, video editing and design. Our work targets a diverse and modern audience who value authenticity and crave an emotional connection bringing every­day people and places into the extraordinary light.

 

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Job Description

Are you ready to utilize your video-making-abilities to their full potential?

To sharpen your skills in a busy environment where no two days are the same?

All while working alongside other like-minded artists and mentors that inspire and push you forward, who are as passionate and dedicated to creating high-quality content as you are?

Jpixx is seeking a Full-Time Video making machine with a background in creating quality video content and stoked to grow alongside a rapidly developing video marketing agency, working with clients both locally and abroad.

You will be working daily with our talented team through all stages of production from writing and idea-forming to set-up and shooting, to editing and revisions. Everyone has a role to play at each stage of production, so wearing multiple hats is a must. This can be a fast-paced environment but is also immensely rewarding to create messaging that can move people and change minds.

 

IF INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Send us your info, with your resume attached through the job posting.
  2. Send your portfolio, demo reel or samples of your work with a description of what your role was for each example sent through the job posting.
  3. Send a cover letter about yourself — nothing generic, give us a sense of who you really are; include why you are interested in this position and list “complimentary experiences” you may have through the job posting.

For more info and to apply, follow this link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Jpixx/743999666329917-videographer-editor!

If you know anyone who would be a potential candidate, share this post with them!

 

 

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

 

Meet the Crew: Karla

Birthday: January 15th

Sign: Capricorn

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.

Favorite Food?

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.

Music?

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

99 Bottles of Beer…

Last week, the Jpixx crew traveled to Richmond to film recruitment videos for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control! Since 1934, the Virginia ABC has been administering the state’s ABC laws that regulate the manufacturing and sales of alcoholic beverages for the public’s safety.

They’ve got numerous employment opportunities available and Jpixx was brought in to bring home that message!

With a crew so big – we had to take two cars. Karla and intern Lily set off on the road with Jon, while Chandler and Sergio hopped in with Glenn.

What better way to start off the trip than a little pit stop at an ABC store?

Both cars met up at Kuba Kuba Dos for a bite to eat and headed over to our Airbnb for the night to rest up for an early call the next day!

Day 1: Wakey, wakey!! We could feel the cold front moving in as we got in our cars nice and early at 6:40am and made our way to the Virginia ABC central office in Richmond. There, we met with ABC’s Public Relations spokesperson, Carol Mawyer. After a little lay of the land from Carol, we situated our HQ in the hearing room!

After settling in, we moved over to the conference room for interviews w DC Mike McKee & SSA Dave Huff

“Come work with us at Virginia ABC!”

Next stop: Hardywood Brewery! We def. left feeling quite thirsty for some of that sweet gingerbread brew….

We ended the day with a tour through a few more of ABC’s community pals – Rosie Connolly’s Pub Restaurant and Shield’s Market –

We then went out for some din din and retired back to our Airbnb.

If you know us by now – the Jpixx crew doesn’t just go straight to bed… nope!! We played a super fun game called “Lights Out!” Houseguests must play this version of Hide N Seek in the DARK! And the losers must go in and stay in the scary basement for a few minutes…

In the end, we played 2 adrenaline-rushing rounds w/ the losers being Jon and Karla. Fortunately for them – they didn’t have to go in the basement (somehow they convinced everyone else they didn’t have to either!).

Day 2: After that action-filled night, an extra hour of sleep was just what we needed to start this day off!! Just like the previous day, we split up into 2 cars and then traveled to another part of the regional offices.

This time, we were able to capture this golden interview w ASAC Anthony Jimenez, which may or may not have caused Carol to tear up a bit!

After conquering the office, it was time to head over to Blackstone for some ACTION!

It’s scarf season! Luckily we made it before the snowstorm, but we were definitely feeling that cold front!

Once we made it to our destination, we got to see these ABC agents throwing it down in training class…

Our final stop of the day was at the FIRING RANGE! Needed to double check all vests were on, earplugs in deep, and remain as vigilant on safety as possible!

ABC agents going over and reading us through the safety briefing.

Whew… that was loud! Thank goodness we were given headphones for that extra layer of protection!!!

https://theta360.com/s/eJqIEgH02JrW1aMAejNRHCKxM

It was a fun and educational 2-days for the Jpixx crew. We left feeling a lil’ tired but also thrilled to be the newest members of the ABC family.  They’ve got a number of open opportunities for anyone interested here: www.abc.virginia.gov/about/careers/careers-enforcement

The GRANDEST Time of Year!

GO TEAM!! A couple of weeks ago Jpixx made HISTORY by becoming the first-ever video production crew to livestream Downtown Norfolk‘s Grand Illumination Parade in its 33-year history!

With our biggest crew yet, truckloads of equipment and volunteers, and the buildup of adrenaline from the past few months… we were ready to make Norfolk LIT!

To pull off this kind of broadcast – we needed to iron out the details. Here are a few snaps from our tech rehearsal earlier in the week w/ our hosts April Woodard, Cheryl Tan, & Bobby Hollywood to ensure everything was perfect for Saturday!

Before the big night, the crew headed on site in the early afternoon to start scoping out the streets to set up equipment.
Setting up on Main Street w the help of Spark Street Digital and VB Resort Management‘s own George Alcaraz

Pre-parade, our man Bobby, HYPED it up at Harbor Park going from float to float to catch all the inside scoop before showtime:

 

Back to Main Street, with the stage set up, April and Cheryl made their way up…

The streets were FILLED w/ excited onlookers as the parade started. You can barely tell the wind was gusting at 35mph.

Maria and Kara making sure the livestream was going as planned back in our remote office!
The aftermath… George packing up the HyShot Portable Stage (An amazing new service he offers that sets up and breaks down in less than an hour!!)

Nahhhhh…..who are we kidding??? The whole team gathered up at Grain for a little celebratory after-party and we couldn’t resist going live one more time w/ Bobby!

It was an A+ night of spectacular floats and festive holidays lights that we were happy to be a part of!

Keep checking www.holidaysinthecity.net this week for parade pictures of the night will be uploaded to. And our produced version of the Grand Illumination Parade will air on WTVZ Channel 33, Dec. 9th at 8pm AND on Christmas Day at 10am! Until then, you can still watch the livestream of the parade here – but trust us, you’re going to want to see the edited version. It’s GRAND!

4+ Million Views!!! JPIXX’s GONE VIRAL

This past summer, we took you through the journey of our shoot with Eastern Virginia Medical Center and now we’re back w/ the final cut – you’re going to want to sit down for this!!

It’s a common misconception that once kids reach past a certain age or weight – they no longer need to be boosted. Booster seat limit is actually by HEIGHT!


Jpixx teamed up with EVMS to get this video message out in hopes of preventing accidents like shown in the video, from happening!!

Check out this shorter 30-second spot “Not Big Enough”

In less than a week, our video has already grown legs of its own and has accumulated over 4 MILLION VIEWS WORLDWIDE!!! Wow!! The feedback has been tremendous and we’re so happy this message has touched so many of you. From the United Kingdom to Canada, and even to Australia… we see you loud and clear!! Keep sharing the video to spread this important and urgent message!

You can view the videos right here, or you can head on over to the official EVMS-sponsored page.

But WAIT… that’s not all! We’ve got a few 7-second spots coming out soon, as well as a HIGHLY DEMANDED Spanish-dubbed version of the whole thing that will be released super soon!! Keep checking our Facebook so you don’t miss it.

And, of course, behind every Jpixx project, is the hardworking crew and actors spending round-the-clock to make this all happen! Thanks team and WELL DONE!!!

Crew
Jon Abrahams – Director/DP
Glenn Dano – Field Producer
Heidi Chappell – Executive Producer
Ginny Petty – Copywriter
Chandler Perry – Assistant Director / Lead Editor
Josiah Marroquin – Art Director
Jessa Gaul – Camera Assist/Grip
Karla Espino – Sound and Stills
Shay Reinert – Hair and Make up
Dominique Herbert – Production Coordinator
Kaitlyn Showalter – Production Assistant
Dennis Reyes – Production Assistant /Car Assist
Joshua Dano – Production Assistant /Car Assist
Adrian Woodard – Production Assistant
Trent Toner – Sound Design

Talent & Extras
Family #1
Kelley Davis (mom)
Seth Adrover (son)

Family #2
Bettina Selby (mom)
Kendall Selby (daughter)
Cameron Franklin (son)

Nurse Extra
Kaitlyn Mondejar, MPH
EVMS Pediatrics

Nurse Extra
Erin L. Maple, BS, MPH
EVMS Clinical Research Center

Nurse Practitioner Extra
Hali Thomas, NP-C
Sentara Neurology Specialists

Extras (JPixx)
Heidi Chappell – nurse
Karla Espino- nurse
Kaitlyn Showalter – nurse
Dominique Herbert – nurse

Josiah Marroquin – waiting room scene stand in

Special Thanks
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
Tiffany Stuart (EMS)
Curtis Young (Firefighter)

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Lieutenant David McEwen (Police)

Norfolk Police Department
Noah Caesar (Police)

Kaethe Ferguson, EdD, EVMS (residence 1)
Jon Abrahams, Jpixx (residence 2)

Acknowledgements & Attributions

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System
– Ridgely Ingersoll, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
– crash test footage showing dangers of no restraint in a crash

Video courtesy of the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics
– sled test footage portraying the differences in movement of a dummy between a booster seat and safety belt

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
– Computer animation that conveys very clearly the side by side difference between a child in a booster vs. a belt alone

Henrico Police Department
Chief Andrew J. Mitchell, Eastern Virginia Medical School Police and Public Safety
City of Norfolk
Amy L. Ward
Clinical Care Coordinator / Acting EMS Manager
Cathy C Fox RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Nurse Consultant-ED, Cath Lab, and Cardiology
Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office
Metro Used Auto Parts

Malled by King Neptune!

What do you do when you’ve got 4 millennials with time on their hands? Take them to Pembroke Mall for a lil’ adventure! This past Friday – we took Taylor, Donnell, Leah, and James on a shopping spree where they got to wine, dine, and shop!

As the oldest mall in Hampton Roads, Pembroke Mall has been the staple one stop shop in the area. To keep up with the changing times, the mall underwent a major reinvention in 2013 which saw the addition of stores like Target, Old Navy, J. Crew, DSW, Bahama Breeze, and much more! Why were we out there shooting this?  To show off Pembroke Mall as the potential destination for Hampton Road’s newest entertainment venue (TBD). Exciting!

First some chillin with all hands on deck!

Then we headed over to where all the magic happened: Pembroke Mall! We did a lil’ multitasking with lunch and filming at Bahama Breeze, and then we made our way over to Old Navy where our talent shopped ’til they dropped!

The gang’s all here! Taylor, Donnell, Leah, and Chris lunching at Bahama Breeze

The main event… Pembroke Mall!

Looks like a couple of our talent literally shopped ’til they dropped because we had to say goodbye to Taylor and Donnell after this! We were sad to see them go, but we had one last stop in our adventures.

Getting sun-kissed by the reflector!

With Leah and Chris still with us, we drove over to our final destination… the Oceanfront!

One’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party! Surrey biking on the boardwalk with Leah & James… and Chandler!

After getting some exercising done on the bikes, it was time to head over to King Neptune for some selfies 🙂

Jon gettin’ that epic shot

It was a day well spent for the crew, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the available leasing space at Pembroke Mall!

Landing in Paradise

Earlier this month, Team Jpixx landed in New York for a shoot with Peconic Landing! A huge thank you to vH.AGENCY for linking us up! We were tasked to help this award-winning retirement community revamp their website branding, and we couldn’t have been more excited to send six of our crew to Long Island!! This is not just your run-of-the-mill retirement community either – take a look.

The Jpixx crew needed a place to stay.. and what a better introduction to Peconic Landing than to stay in one of their spacious cottages?

    A lil’ tour of one of the many cottages in the community!

Our schedule was jam-packed with testimonials, apartment tours, corporate headshots, and exploring! We knew there was a lot ahead of us so the crew rested up (or tried to) for the days comin’.

1st testimonial of the trip…. Mr. Joe McKay with his dog Ruby!

Corporate headshots with Marketing Director Laurelle’s standing by

In the garden outside of The Bluffs, with Chandler getting in on the action with the MoVi and Public Relations Coordinator Carrie watching over!

We also got to see all the perks residents get to enjoy: an active community, culture, and great food.

Glenn the man setting up lights for the dining room

Shanika can definitely take the heat in the kitchen judging by how close she’s getting!

    In between all the testimonials and headshots, we got to do some apartment touring!

Fancy a game of checkers?

We also visited Kontokosta Winery for some fine wine!

We made a short trip over to Orient for some droning over Latham Farms!

Barbara, Chuck, and their dog Poppy just radiated happiness throughout the whole evening when we had a lil’ party at their home

Ladies beware: This dog will not bite, but will definitely eat your makeup brushes!

It didn’t take too many balls to get a hole-in-one for these folks at Island’s End Golf & Country Club


    Jon showing off Jpixx’s hidden talents beyond the camera

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… drone???

Getting in that one last group selfie before we say goodbye to Carrie and the rest of Peconic Landing

It was a busy week for the Jpixx team, but we made it! It was hard to say goodbye after spending a week   with all the lovely residents and staff of Peconic Landing… we almost didn’t want to leave. But alas, we had to get going. We’ll leave you with this stunning view from a resident’s POV –

250 Years and Still Going!

We saw the future when we met up with Norfolk Naval Shipyard to help them celebrate their big 250th Anniversary. As America’s oldest shipyard, NNSY has built, launched, and repaired ships for 250 years… whew! Not only that, the shipyard is the 4th largest employer in the Hampton Roads area with over 10,000 people employed. This historic landmark is not just about the past, but also continually finding new and innovative ways to achieve their mission. Our shoot will be a part of their documentary coming out – where you’ll get to see the ship traveling through time!

For this shoot, we got to work with the brilliant Bree Malzow, who captured the essence of the shoot so perfectly… she really could have been from the future this whole time.

Bree going over the script one last time

Cameraman Greg and Director Chris making sure the setup is ready before calling action

Getting reflector ready with Chris, Chandler, and Greg!

 


One of the many perks of the shoot was being able to work in front of a green screen – where the future truly comes alive!

As Greg would say… we’re “camera ready!”

Being the oldest shipyard in America means NNSY is home to many “firsts”… now add conquering the reflector by Jpixx Fall intern, Lily!

The SFX guru Jim McCullough and Jon catchin’ all the action from the monitor

 

Still smilin’ after a hard day’s work!

The documentary for all of this will be released so soon, and we can’t wait to see it! In the meantime, have look at the list of events in celebration of their 250th Anniversary. Celebrations last until November 11th, but the main event is November 1 – exactly 250 years after the establishment of what is known today as the Norfolk Naval Shipyard!