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Meet Jackon Gong of Jarnix Production in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackon Gong.

Jackon, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I went to college for Music Production and Audio Engineering, and I have some friends who were going to film school so I started doing audio for a bunch of short films. Every time I’m on set, I’ll learn something about filmmaking through my friends and after a while, I started thinking about being a filmmaker too. On my third year in college, my school needed someone to film & edit one of the performances for their summer camp, and that was my first experience in actually filming & editing by myself.

Slowly I fell in love with cameras just as I did with microphones and the more I dig into them, the more I realized how closely related music and picture actually is. I met my partner in college and he was on the same path as I was: a music producer going into the film industry., We quickly realized that we can accomplish a lot more together and we went on to create our production company. The idea behind Jarnix Production is to combine my experience in being a music producer and my knowledge filmmaking to provide a unique perspective that isn’t restricted to either world.

Has it been a smooth road?
It was definitely a rougher start than we had hoped for. At first we targeted specifically for music videos since it’s the genre closest to music, but getting started in music video requires a lot of investments and you often have to do shoots for low or even no budget. When we saw that music video wasn’t as successful as we’d like, we pivoted towards event work and commercial work. The hardest thing was networking and getting your name out there. Everyone wants to hire the company that’s most reputable, so we have to sacrifice a lot to make a good portfolio, but once we get through the initial stages and have some successful experiences, we become more confident and more experienced in how to deliver the best product for our clients.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Jarnix Production isn’t just a normal video production company. We use video as a tool to help convey our client’s value to their respective audiences. With our knowledge in multiple backgrounds, we connect the problem with the most efficient solution. We value our experience and insight above all else and our devotion to the clients’ needs is precisely what sets us apart from others – the only way we can be successful is from the success of our clients.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
LA is filled with creative people and the opportunities are always out there. However, you will also meet the most aggressive competition as well. I think LA is great for people to get into the film industry, to learn and develop a skill set that makes simple stories into stunning art pieces.

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