We have a brand new addition to the Jpixx team…our Intern, Sage! Because of the pandemic, it’s been 2 years since we’ve last had an intern! We are so excited to be bringing new members into the fold again and expanding our capabilities! We interviewed Sage so you can get to know a little bit more about her, her work, and what all she will be getting up to here at Jpixx HQ.
As a Virginia Beach local, I found out about Jpixx pretty quickly in my search for local production companies I was looking to do some freelance work with. A few months later, my professor at Regent University, Mike Sinclair, forwarded me an email from Teviya about connecting with Regent students for upcoming shoots and the summer internship. Jpixx was one of the only companies offering opportunities like that in the area. After getting in touch with Teviya, I was able to help out with shooting Israel Fest and submitted my internship application after that.
I love the art of visual storytelling and the processes that surround it. Filmmaking is an opportunity to capture moments, stories, people, and places in time, and hopefully leave a lasting impact on all who see what is created, all while meeting and working with a variety of individuals along the way.
My fascination with cameras began with photography, copying trends I saw on social media. This eventually expanded in high school with my personal project at Princess Anne, a documentary short film about the power of music, which was my main passion up until this point. I spent a year learning all the filmmaking and editing techniques I needed for the task, and thought it was all so dope. After making a few more highlight videos of some missions trips I went on, I got hired as a content creator for my church at the time. The more I studied filmmaking, the more I enjoyed it, and decided to never stop. That eventually led me to the Cinema-Television program at Regent University, where I continued to pursue documentary work in particular. The culminating experience of this was the short documentary I made in partnership with the Norfolk Street Choir Project observing how the creative arts can affirm the homeless during my senior semester.
Ironically, I don’t watch that many movies. If I had to choose, I’d say my most recent favorite is Respect, Aretha Franklin’s biopic with Jennifer Hudson. I’m a sucker for anything based on a true story and her story was so powerful and well-executed…and it also included music which I love.
I play a bit of piano and acoustic guitar. I’m also a major coffee shop enthusiast; it’s the first place I want to visit in every city I go to, and I work as a barista in my free time.
My favorite thing about being here so far is the laid back, fun, yet organized work environment. It’s not super high-stress, yet things still seem to run smoothly and efficiently, which I really appreciate.
We had a shoot with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, including the one I graduated from which was really enjoyable for me. It was interesting to observe and navigate working with so many different people in such a short amount of time. It was also an honor for me to have a hand on a project that is in collaboration with the community I grew up in.
Check out this awesome BTS reel that Sage put together– which includes some clips from her second day with us!
Check out Sage’s website!
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