National-Constitution-Center

JTWO Creates New Work For National Constitution Center


PROJECT DETAILS

The National Constitution Center tasked us to create a Conglomerate video and to showcase two special programs they host for the youth of our country. The two programs are known as the “National Constitution Center Exchange Program” and the “National Constitution Center Ambassador Program”. These videos show a more in-depth background of the rich history that is the National Constitution Center. The programs bring together young teens from all over the United States to have enhanced conversations, gain knowledge, and spread how our ancestors built the United States of America from the ground up.

National Constitution Center : Conglomerate Video


The National Constitution Center tasked us to help tell the story of the Constitution Exchange Program and the Ambassadors Program.

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National Constitution Center: Exchange Program


The Ambassador program is a four hour educational experience where students from different high schools are given a tour through the National Constitution Center and then invited to have a discussion on a constitutional topic.

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National Constitution Center: Ambassador Program


The National Constitution Center’s Exchange Program allows students from different high schools to have complex and in depth discussions about the Constitution.

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Boston University - Global China Initiative


PROJECT DETAILS

Our crew spent five days with Boston Universities Global Development Policy Center’s Postdoctoral candidates, interviewing the research and studies they have done on the Global China Initiative. The GDP Center’s Global China Initiative examines the extent to which Chinese overseas development finance can help trigger a transformation toward a greener and more socially inclusive world economy. We had an incredible time meeting each and every candidate we interviewed and learned so much from the hard work they are putting in at Boston University.

GLOBAL CHINA INITIATIVE


Client: Boston University

Our crew partnered with Boston University to produce their Global Development Policy Center’s research video on the Global China Initiative.

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JTWO Produces National Commercials for PrimoHoagies


PROJECT DETAILS

We had to pleasure of working with award-winning director and food aficionados Dominic Episcopo on PrimoHoagies “Our House” and “Tango” commercials. The two commercials were written by JTWO’s  Justin Jarrett and Bart Woodward. They were filmed on location in Philadelphia and are aimed at introducing PrimoHoagies to a larger audience as they continue to expand their national presence.

PrimoHoagies - "Our House"


Client: Primo Hoagies

Our team recently partnered with Philadelphia sandwich staple, PrimoHoagies to write and produce several new national commercial spots.

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Our crew shot these commercials through the night into the early morning from 8pm to 8am at one of PrimoHoagies main locations. Both of these commercials will be airing throughout the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles television broadcasts. JTWO Producer Travis Capacete mentioned, “This was one of the more attention to detail commercials we have shot recently. I know our team is extremely happy with how these two commercials have turned out. We look forward to going further into production with PrimoHoagies in the future.”

PrimoHoagies - "TANGO"

Tango, the second of two spots, showcases their award winning bread, fresh meats, cheeses and produce that makes up a signature Primo.

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JTWO bids farewell to Viveka Galindez

Final Thoughts

By Viveka Galindez

As my last day as an intern at JTWO , I believe one of the most important things that resonates to me is the ability of storytelling. Coming into this internship I believed I knew what storytelling was, but I actually had no clue. You can have beautiful footage, beautiful graphics, great cameras and gear. But if you don’t know who to tell that story, you have nothing.

Coming in I knew there was a lot for me to learn, such as specific terms for equipment, how to prepare for shoots and overall logistics on how the film industry works. I am leaving JTWO with new skills and knowledge , ready to take the next step in my career.

I produced my first ever short film “Sweet Home Alabama” with the help of Chris , Jordan Saba and the rest of the JTWO team. It was an amazing experience, from start to finish. Here I really understood the importance of storytelling. This story was so important to me, and the way I told It would shape the entire film.

Going on shoots for JTWO also was a great experience to dive in to real client work and see the logistics of a shoot. It was awesome to see a product come to life, from start to finish.

I leave JTWO super proud of everything I have accomplished, and would recommend this program to filmmakers, non filmmakers or honestly anyone who wants to dive in the world of film. As a graphic designer myself, the program was understandable, challenging but doable. The team was always willing to help out and give me an extra hand.

Thank you JTWO for this amazing opportunity, I go back to DC with knew skills, new friendships and a great short film!

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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JTWO bids farewell to Saba Ahmed

What's Next?

By Saba Ahmed

As my spring semester was coming to an end, the stress of figuring out what to do with my summer was growing daily. Where do I want to intern, what kind of internship do I want, and many more questions were circling around my mind. One afternoon out on campus, I looked up “Philadelphia production companies” and landed on JTWO’s website. I found their contact email, send them a link to my reel, and got a reply to come in for an interview. From my first interview at JTWO I could tell this was a place where I was going to learn about myself as a creator.

Coming in with a set of tools that range throughout the process of filmmaking, I was excited to grow in these skills which included cinematography, editing, and sound. What I wasn’t expecting to grow in was the role of a writer/director. Seeing myself mainly as a cinematographer, it had been a long time since I created an original piece. By going through this process of creating my own film, I am excited to do it again.

One of the biggest lessons that I learned during my time at JTWO was how important the story is and making sure you are telling it authentically. This theme of “authenticity” has been a prominent one for me this summer and will continue to be for my work going forward. Before entering the internship, I was abroad in South Africa learning the stories of the places I visited and understanding how to tell my experience in the right way. Coming into JTWO, I learned to tell my short film’s story authentically, seeing my fellow interns tell theirs, and understand JTWOs approach as well.

Connecting with people and building relationships is one of the most important things for me as a creator. I am thankful for the new friendships I have made during my time here at JTWO and knowing in the future I can reach out to the people I’ve created bonds with here. As I prepare to start my junior year at Temple University under the cinematography track, I am excited to take the lessons of this summer, the rediscovered passion for writing/directing, and the drive to tell stories right, and have a great year.

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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JTWO bids farewell to Chris Tocchet

Crazy Fast Summer

By Chris Tocchet

This was a crazy fast summer, the days seemed to just fly by. Working at JTWO kept me on my feet and working all the time. From running intern errands, to working on big time sets, there was always something to do and work on.

Filming the intern projects was the best part. Being able to see someone’s idea on paper and convey that with a camera is always something that gets me excited. Seeing the other intern’s faces after showing them takes is a very rewarding moment for me, I love to be able to surprise people with what I can come up with and how I make their vision into a reality.

One thing from my days at JTWO that were the most beneficial for me was how I was expected to work on many projects at the same time. Before JTWO, I would have one main project I was working on and maybe a paper for school on top of that. But over this summer I sometimes had three of four projects all going full throttle at the same time. I had to learn how to balance my abilities as well as how to make certain things a priority over others.

Taking criticism is something that I have always struggled with. At JTWO there is no time to really reflect on that kind of stuff, after one of the editors or producers looked at what I did, they immediately told me what to change (they were always right by the way). I did not have time to think about myself and how I was feeling about the criticism because I had to get back on the computer and fix it. This type of workflow was really good for me, since I got feedback right away I was able to forget about what I did wrong and take the project to the next level with what everyone was saying. This sort of thing I will take with me to college and future jobs and I think will help me stand out as a filmmaker.

The shoot days were always the quickest, even when you had to get up at 4am. On set, everyone is doing something, everyone has a job and knows exactly what they have to do. That is the biggest difference between sets at college and sets with JTWO. In addition the knowledge that everyone has on set is remarkable and being able to learn from everything they do is something that will stick with me for a long time.

Even though my time at JTWO is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that I will stop creating or making new things. I have a strengthened passion for film and I feel invigorated to pick up my camera and make new films.

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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JTWO bids farewell to Jordan Brown

Lucky 46

By Jordan Brown

I knew I wasn’t going home for the summer. I knew that at 3am sitting in my dorm filling out my 46th internship application. I knew that if I stayed at home, I wouldn’t grow. I wanted to learn more about myself as a filmmaker and as a person. I had gotten rejected from 45 of the internships I applied to and I didn’t think I would get anywhere with the 46th, but I was wrong.

After consulting with my friends and family, creating a pros and cons list and relying a little too heavily on a coin toss, I decided to make the move to Philadelphia and take the internship at JTWO no matter the cost. Initially, I had nowhere to stay. I commuted (almost two hours with rush hour) and stayed in a hostel while searching for apartments for the summer. I was burning through money on gas and failing at making friends at the hostel. It turns out, people aren’t too keen on you after you accidentally walk in on them in the shower at 1am, but that’s another story. I talked with some people online and was able to secure an apartment in West Philly in a matter of hours of seriously inquiring.

I don’t want to tell you I was nervous at first, but I also don’t want to lie. I was standing in the middle of an apartment I just rented by myself, in a city where I didn’t know anybody, taking an internship that seemed promising but only I was able to judge because I hardly told anyone when I first got it. I realized that everything is what you make it, so I went all in.

Right off the bat, I became really good friends with all of the other interns. This helped me become more comfortable at work. As time progressed I got to know everyone and I found my comfort at JTWO as a whole. I learned the workflow of JTWO and how to work with them. They taught us their equipment and they treated us like coworkers instead of interns, but sometimes we still had to run errands or build office supplies. This internship kept me busy. I was able to work on two projects of my own, help each intern out with their projects and help JTWO out with some of their work as well. The experience was definitely worth it and I am so glad that I was able to do the internship at JTWO. I learned something new everyday and I made friends who I hope to stay in touch with after I move on from Philadelphia.

Overall, I’d say I had a pretty great summer. I met some incredible people outside of work, went on countless adventures and was able to make some memories that I’ll never forget. I indulged in cheesesteaks, discovered new music, went to my first pro-baseball game, connected with strangers on the subway, tried falafels, found a month’s rent in heads-up pennies and overall, created work that I can genuinely say that I am proud of.

I’m heading back to New York soon and summer will be over, but I’m going back with stories that’ll last me a lifetime and a new set of experiences that did the only thing I was hoping to do this summer; grow.

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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