Maria Vattimo

JTWO Welcomes Intern Maria Vattimo

Maria Vattimo

Become the Sponge

As a newly found graduate of JTwo-U bootcamp, the excitement of week two at JTwo begins with my first intern project. The first few days of interning consisted of being a mere sponge, soaking in pages and pages of information, inspirational storytelling tips, and videos of monotoned middle-aged men explaining how to properly hold a boom pole. Don’t get me wrong, it has been more than helpful as most things we were taught our freshman year of college have been long forgotten.

Maria Vattimo

Remember that horrible camcorder movie you made with your middle school friends? Remember showing your parents and unnervingly staring at their faces, with the anticipation of the big punch line, wanting nothing more but for them to crack a smile? That was our first taste of what we’ll be doing for the rest of our lives. The drive to create meaning and inspire a feeling can’t be formulated, only developed through practice and determination, and that’s why I’m here; to become better at what I do and learn from those that are doing what they love.

Maria Vattimo

Now, why am I doing this? Why wasn’t I a business major? Well….

My dad is a professional jazz pianist and my mom is a photographer so it’s no wonder I’ve been sucked into the arts my whole life. I’ve bounced around from one art form to the next from painting, dancing, acting, and even trumpet-playing but nothing captured me quite like photography and film. I started taking photos and dabbling in film when I was about 12 and from then on I felt at home behind the camera. Whether it be still or moving, capturing an image that explores something beyond the frame is where my heart is. In the past few years I’ve been working as a photographer and cinematographer for short films, an AC/Cam Op on feature films, along with working as a freelancer for advertisements, music videos, and events. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done so far but I want to expand my reach and grow as a DP and I have no doubt that JTwo is the perfect place for me to improve my craft. Wish me luck over the next twelve weeks, I’m sure I’ll need it.


Team Travels to San Diego

Team Travels to San Diego

Our team recently travelled to San Diego, CA to continue the Janssen Immunology Storyteller Series.

With the help of Janssen Immunology + Tonic Life Communications we have been documenting the stories of some of their employees in an ongoing series on the Janssen Global channel.


A Day with Simone Biles in DC

With Alcohol Awareness Month coming to a close, our team made one last trip to Washington, D.C. to tag along with Olympic Gold Medalist, Simone Biles and as well as special guest, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as they visited students at Arlington Science Focus School and Capitol Hill to help raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking.

This is the second project to this month that we had the opportunity to produce with Simone and as part of our Projects That Matter Initiative.

Stay tuned for the video projects!