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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

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

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

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