The city of Norfolk will be making a splash at this year’s Northern Virginia Film and Music Festival, taking place April 21st – 30th in the DC Metro area. The ten day schedule of seminars and screenings will showcase some of the best and brightest in the industry today, including a select from full-service agency Jpixx — their award winning music video, “The Tide,” is set to screen on Monday, April 25th at the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia.Norfolk native, singer/songwriter Skye Zentz wrote the chart topper more than three years ago as an ode to her beloved hometown. The music video — a colorful tour through city’s iconic landmarks and scenic hot spots — has received heartfelt praise throughout the Hampton Roads area and uniquely captures the energy and spirit of those who hang their hats in Norfolk.“The people in this region are proud to call Norfolk home. With downtown bustling and the Arts District taking off, we wanted to create something that captured the essence of this explosive, positive energy,” said Jon Abrahams, music video director of “The Tide” and Jpixx Founder.Earlier this year “The Tide” was awarded Music Video of the Year at the 5th Annual Veer Music Awards, further solidifying the song as the perfect home-grown candidate for the official anthem of Norfolk. “Since the video’s release, I’ve received countless messages from people saying how “The Tide” made them feel even more excited (or sometimes homesick) for Norfolk,” said Zentz. “Whether you’re a current resident, a former resident, or never visited, I believe our video clearly illustrates how bright and alive Norfolk is, and how so many great and new things are taking root here everyday.”“The Tide” began production in June of 2014 and is comprised of over 30 different shoots with 300+ volunteer participants, including the production and marketing crew. “We announced most of our shoots publicly, and invited local businesses and anyone in the community to come out and take part,” added Zentz.Putting Norfolk on the map this year, The 2016 NOVA Film and Music Festival will not only allow viewers from outside of the Hampton Roads area to experience what makes the seaside city such a staple in the region, but they’ll see (and hear) why so many people are calling it home.Want to make “The Tide” Norfolk’s official song? Click here to show your support!
It’s been a long wait but now, it’s finally here! Head to www.skyezentzmusic.com to see the full Jpixx/Skye Zentz collaborative music video for “The Tide.”
This ode to Norfolk reflects more than a year’s worth of dedication from our director Jon Abrahams, artist Skye Zentz and more than 300 local participants.
Thanks to the Daily Press and Mike Holtzclaw for their continued coverage on our video and the awesome review!
It feels like we just wrapped up the 2014 Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival and the Emerging Artists Contest, and here we are again for another year! The 8th Annual Festival, benefitting Tidewater Arts Outreach is back with an awesome lineup! You can keep up with all the latest photos and videos right on the 2015 page.
It all starts Thursday, April 2 kicking off at FM Restaurant with Paul Norfleet, followed by Matt Vollmer at Gershwin’s, Jacob Vanko at Grilled Cheese Bistro and ending with headliner Sarah Jarosz. The first three events are free and you can buy tickets to Sarah Jarosz right here.On Friday, the fun continues with more free events! Come celebrate the kick off to First Fridays from 5 – 8:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Arts District. Admire the intricate instruments, pose with animals at the petting zoo and take home a tshirt and balloon animal. Afterward, visit the Parlor on Granby for a Local Artists Showcase.
Wrap up the Festival on Saturday starting at the School of Rock at 11 a.m. for a Jesse Chong Workshop: Tech Gear for the Solo Artist. Then, join us over beers (or soft drinks) at O’Connor Brewing Co. for the WE ARE NFK LAUNCH PARTY. We’ve got several musical acts lined up, ending with Skye Zentz and the Jpixx collaborated music video premiere. It’s free and family friendly; why wouldn’t you be there?!
Next, scoot yourself over to the Emerging Artist Showcase at 7 p.m. at the Hackney Theater. Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door – buy yours here!
It all ends at Charlie’s Cafe at 10 p.m. with a free show of Who We Are Not.
We can’t wait to enjoy all the festivities and hope to see you out! For more updates, check out the Sea Level page on our website. And be sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates throughout the festival.
It’s been quite a year creating the music video for Skye Zentz’ song “The Tide.” Through the efforts of so many people, we have been able to capture the heart of Norfolk with scenes all over the city. From Nauticus to the Norfolk Botanical Garden, we’ve seen it all. Now, we want to share the video with you at the official launch party this Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at O’Connor Brewing Co.
Come enjoy a wide range of family activities with face painting from 2-3 p.m., outdoor art with Amanda Page from 3-4 p.m., and so much more! There will even be a photo booth called “Little Norfolk, Big Me” featuring a miniature replica of Norfolk (you can be Godzilla! Just don’t actually smash the models, ok?).
The event will also feature acts from Little Pants and Ian Randall Thornton, local bands that will blow you away with their talent. You can also hang out with PBS Kids at their van with dozens of toys and giveaways!
And did we mention Skye Zentz will be performing?! Gather around as she teaches you the moves to her new song and dance along to the music video premiere! There’s so much going on at the launch party, just one of the pieces of the 8th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival benefitting Tidewater Arts Outreach. Hope to see you there!
Get ready folks! The big premiere of the music video for Skye Zentz’ “The Tide” has been scheduled for a splash in Hampton Roads THIS SPRING. But first, a look back.
A big shout out to all those who PACKED THE PLOT with us on July 18th for our grand finale shoot of “The Tide“! What a blast! We had about 100 people show up, including a mermaid!
If you missed it, check out the drone camera shot below for a glimpse of what the video will be like! There was dancing, singing, and plenty of good times had. We have to give a shout out to Panavoir for providing their food truck at our event.
The overall support by local businesses and organizations has been tremendous. Even Mayor Paul Fraim sang along! The people involved have been wonderful and play a big part in making this project possible. Did you catch The Tide on the front page of the Virginian-Pilot? How about on Channel 13? This is the most publicity we’ve ever received. It’s exciting!
The video is not yet done but we are excited to see how it comes together. Skye has been truly amazing to work with. She brings such positive energy to all our shoots. Her love for Norfolk shines at each location we visit and we’ve been all over Norfolk.
Joe, our marketing intern, has done a great job handling a lot of the producing and marketing for this music video. He even volunteered to be the Virginia Wesleyan College mascot, Bob Marlin, at our VWC shoot!
Jpixx is teaming up with singer/songwriter Skye Zentz of Norfolk to film a music video for her catchy song, “The Tide”, an anthem to Norfolk, Virginia. Listen to it here.
The music video will feature iconic sights, businesses, groups, organizations, and the people of Norfolk. Skye’s song has already been featured on WHRO and has been endorsed by the city. Skye is a pleasure to be around and we’ve had a blast on the first two days of shooting for the music video so be sure to stick around to see the final project!
The grand finale shoot is happening July 18th and you won’t want to miss that, I promise! You can stay up to date and find more information about the open shoots around Norfolk by following her Facebook page and at #TheTideNFK. If you’re interested in being a part of the music video or know of a company, group or organization that should be, it’s not too late to contact Skye and the crew at TheTideNFK@gmail.com.