January is all about what’s new and this weekend was no exception. The music video we produced for Logan Layman’s song “Won’t Let It” debuted and we browsed the shelves at Norfolk’s newest library.
First, we kicked off the excitement at the Slover Library grand opening celebration full of music, food and quality brews.
We saw several familiar faces as we mixed and mingled with Norfolk’s finest. Even MaryAnn Toboz from Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) was out, pumped up and ready for the following night’s events.
Which leads us to our Saturday night. There was music! Dancing! Art! Yes, we’re talking about the Logan Layman Concert, hosted by the Sea Level Festival and TAO. The stage was set with opening act Pyrrhic Whim.
Her rousing performance was then followed up by Dustin Furlow, who recently launched his album Wood and Steel.
Then, it was time. The much anticipated music video for Layman’s “Won’t Let It” debuted, courtesy of yours truly. Finally, weeks of filming, scheduling and editing paid off with this awesome tribute to cancer fighters.
And Sunday? Sunday was a day of rest with these guys.
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With Thanksgiving upon us, it seems appropriate to show appreciation for our latest achievement here at Jpixx. Last Thursday, the Phoebus Film Club Series honored us with the “Best in Show” title for our film “Blackwind.”
The music video first gained recognition as an entry to the Genero.tv Music Video Competition, where the artist Patrick Watson selected us as finalists.
This time, we came home with the gold.
Contestants from all across Hampton Roads entered their work for submissions, but only 7 projects were selected to be shown at the evening of local film. Jpixx was honored to have all three of its submissions selected for viewing, including “In Captivity” and “The Alcoholic.”
The other participants included Brett Lewis with his film “Operation Smile”; Chip Johnson with “Tandem”; FiftyOneFifteenProductions with “Fatal Games”; and Tyler Rhodes with “Evolution.”
At the end of the screenings, audience members cast their votes as the directors eagerly waited to see who would win best short.
The second place winner was announced leaving a hush as we waited to hear who would walk away as the champion of the world night’s winner!
Upon winning for “Blackwind,” Jon gave a lovely acceptance speech and received a gleaming trophy along with a gift certificate for two at a local Hampton restaurant. #winning
Of course, there’s more thanks to be given. First, we’re thankful for family.
And extended-extended family — our clients and fans that drive us to do our best each and every day.
To view the winning submission, “Blackwind,” click the video below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more updates and wins.
Here at Jpixx, we know a good video is an essential marketing tool. That’s why we’ve partnered with Rubin Communications Group to make a series of ‘SMART’ profile videos to promote local companies. Check out the Rubin Communications Group post with a collection for more ‘SMART’ Jpixx samples.
If you tuned into the podcast last week, you already know that Jpixx won the grand prize for the Project Hot Potato contest! This is in addition to recently winning the Audience Award! We threw a congratulatory surprise party for Jpixx founder, Jon Abrahams.
The grand prize award is $500 which we will be using to create a submission for the Virginia Film Festival! We’ll also be able to utilize the resources of the generous folks at Channel 757! We’re thrilled!
Jpixx is joining Pharrell Williams (who was born in VaBeach) and others around the world to celebrate International Day of Happiness March 20th. We’ve created a #HAPPYDAY video of Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy” complete with dancing and lots of smiles. Even though it rained and soaked everyone’s socks, we had a blast! The sun came out for a few minutes, and with it, a rainbow. Thanks to all those who took part in our video! Have a Happy Day from Jpixx!
As a THANKS to all our fans who voted us “Audience Favorite” in the 2014 Project Hot Potato Contest by Channel 757 – we’ve put together this short uber dramatic video of the best part of the film! Check it out!
All 4 Hot Potato Films can now be viewed online, click here.
Jpixx attended the ADDY Awards (conducted by The Advertising Federation of Hampton Roads), at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on Saturday and won a silver Addy for the Nauticus Spy Ship piece that was done with Maverick Marketing.Grow took home a heavy sack of awards for the Burberry Kisses campaign including the coveted Best in Show. The Jpixx team enjoyed being in the know about the work after helping them with a video for the promotion of it.The night was nicely organized by Kristen Brown of the Ad Club and her crew at Require which included a pre-party with an Ad work viewing at the beautiful MOCA atrium and the awards show took place in the theater.
The after party continued at MOCA with a champagne toast and DJ. Of course we took advantage of the photo booth shots.
Here’s your chance to finally see the finale (part 4) of Project Hot Potato! Jpixx is going head-to-head this week with Part 3 in Channel 757‘s Audience Award video contest.
The team with the most likes at the end of the week will win the Audience Award. So get out there and vote for us your favorite here! In order for your vote to count, click the Facebook Like button or share options for other social media sites located below the video on 757’s site. Youtube likes also count! Voting ends Sunday, March 2nd!
Click here for more information on how to vote!
Jpixx did things the old fashioned way (stop motion animation vs. After Effects) to send some holiday cheer to Norfolk Southern’s contacts, staff, clients and friends. This film, at just over a minute long, contained 1,488 photographs of the train and other objects moving ever so slightly to create the effect. Real hands touched every frame and became covered with sap, chalk powder, tinsel and Jpixx headquarters smelled of pine for days. This got everyone in the Christmas spirit way earlier than we ever think about Christmas. Check out the making of video for some insight into the process.