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Meet Aidan Dykes
- Graduating from LSU in December with a degree in General Business and Minor in Psychology
- Can play 4 instruments and has played music for 10+ years
- Has been to Alaska
I'm a Baton Rouge native who has been been fascinated with audio and sounds for as long as I can remember. When I was 13, I was given my first computer and soon downloaded free recording software to record music and weird sounds in my room.
Music is a big passion of mine and it's taken me to some interesting places. While in high school, I played in multiple bands. When I graduated, some friends and I went on tour for the summer with our punk-rock band. We crammed ourselves and our equipment in a van and played in 16 states all across the country for 5 weeks. It was an awesome experience; in fact, it was so great we did again the next summer.
I've worked location sound on multiple film sets, done post-production sound work and have written music for a few short films as well. I realized that I could fuse my passion for music and recorded sound and make a career out of it.
Meet Alexis Newkirk
- Pursuing a degree in Advertising with minors in Psychology and Business Administration at LSU
- Serves on the Executive Council of Pi Beta Phi at LSU
- Enjoys judging movies by their book
Born and raised in Palm Beach, Fla. I decided to make the move to Baton Rouge for college leaving behind my family and friends to start a new journey. I chose an advertising major because I love how it blends design and research into a carefully thought, yet seemingly effortless result. I enjoy watching advertisements and breaking down the psychology behind them.
The evolving digital media world constantly supplies me with inspiration. I have a passionate and dedicated work ethic that allows me to enjoy what I do and allows me to continually learn from those around me. In the future, I hope to graduate from LSU and continue on to graduate school, furthering my education and having that knowledge be shown through my work.
Meet Cassie Chatelain
- Graduated LSU with a BFA concentrated in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History
- Started freelance design at age 18
- Traveled abroad to 11 countries
Art has always been a huge part of my life, whether it was drawing little smiley faces all over everything when I was little, doodling in the corners of my notebooks in school, or painting and sculpting in my spare time during and after college. From a very young age I knew that I wanted to have a career that allowed me to express my artistic abilities.
In high school, at St. Joseph’s Academy, my love for drawing and painting really started to grow. It was then that I started to realize how seamlessly technology and art could work together and bring imaginations to life. When I first heard about graphic design I realized right away that it was the perfect career path for me. Once I was accepted into the College of Art and Design at LSU I quickly developed a passion for typography, illustration, color schemes and paper samples.
After college, I worked as an intern for Louisiana Public Broadcasting. It was there that I developed an interest in motion graphics and sought to learn all I could while I was there. Later, I became fixated on the idea of working for myself as a freelance graphic designer. After months of hard work I was able to maintain a decent size client list along with a steady workflow.
It was through freelancing that I became acquainted with JCW Productions. When I was offered the opportunity to work with a small group of creative people while still doing what I love, I jumped right on board. JCW Productions provides me with the opportunity to be as creative as possible and design within a multitude of media such as print, motion graphics, and web. The possibilities are endless here.
Meet Evan Kidd
- Wrote and directed his first feature length film Son of Clowns independently at the age of 22
- Has tried one of the world's hottest hot sauces (made with Carolina Reaper pepper)
- Is a really big fan of giraffes
Evan Kidd is an award winning filmmaker born and raised in North Carolina. From a young age, he took steps to turn his love of film (starting with the family VHS camera at age 3) into a career. Evan obtained a degree with honors in Cinematic Arts and Media Production from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. In the summer of 2013, Evan released Spazz Out! his 35-minute documentary film on local music festival Spazz Fest in Greenville, NC. Among those featured in the film were international touring band Future Islands. The film went on to win Best Doc at Rebel 56 by Emerge Showcase in Greenville and has been featured in both local and international press including News Observer and FilmCourage.com. It was an official selection and screened at the 2014 Art All Night – Trenton Film Festival in New Jersey. Evan’s graduate thesis film Displacement Welcomed was an official selection of the Viewster Film Festival in Zürich, Switzerland. From documentary to narrative and corporate, his understanding of all genres of filmmaking gives his work a diverse and impressive understanding of the medium. His filmography can be seen here. Evan is always looking for an exciting way to bring story to life in any video or film he creates.
Meet John Williams
- Graduated LSU in Journalism with a Minor in Leadership Development
- Started JCW Productions at age 13
- Vice President of the Garden District Civic Association
I was in the 6th grade when I realized I wanted to spend my life capturing the world through my lens. In 2005, I spent the summer mowing lawns to save up for a camera. The head basketball coach at my school, St. George’s, asked me to film the team’s games. I jumped at the opportunity and in 2005 I filmed the first wedding and began what is today known as JCW Productions.
In 2010, I moved to Baton Rouge and attended LSU as a student videographer for the football team. I filmed every practice and game for coaches review. While at LSU, I began to produce commercials and film even more weddings. I bought our current studio in June of 2013 and I graduated in Broadcast Journalism just a couple of months later.
I spend every day loving what I do and I have passion for capturing our world on film. I have filmed hundreds of weddings, produced commercials, directed television shows and filmed more snaps of football than anyone should. Most importantly, I have met numerous people getting to do what love and for that I have the best job in the world!
Meet Jonathan Cary
- Graduated LSU in Business with a Minor in Entrepreneurship
- Started 3 businesses before age 20
- Has visited 41 of the 50 states
I have always been a little mischievous. When I was younger this was difficult, because I would get in trouble at school... every day. Well not real trouble. You know the kid who would always walk on the grass and throw his pencil bag in the air. Yeah, that was me. However, as I grew I learned to use that energy and direct it to more creative endeavors affording me many great opportunities.
When I was younger I got started like most entrepreneurs do, cutting grass. Not the most glamourous of splashes into entrepreneurship, but it allowed me to make enough money to buy anything that I could have wanted (well at least for normal kids). A few years later, I would start high school at Catholic High, which afforded me the opportunity to not only pursue my track career, but to learn many life lessons from some outstanding teachers.
I would then move on to LSU to pursue a degree concentrating in Entrepreneurship. This was when I opened my first "real" company, which was a pressure washing company. Not being one to get my hands dirty all day every day, I quickly began brainstorming on future business ideas. This lead me to website design. Something I could do from my laptop no matter where I am and would extract all of my creative energy that had been bottled up. I quickly fell in love with designing websites, knowing this is something I wanted to take far.
A year later, I opened my third business, Promote King, focusing on not only website design, but also online marketing because of customer demands. While running Promote King, I met John Williams through a mutual friend and began shooting and editing videos at JCW Productions on the side.
John and I quickly became close friends and at the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade decided to join together to make JCW Productions a full service agency offering Video Production, Website Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Marketing and Branding. And like they say, "the rest is history."
Meet Kelly Hart
- Assistant high school soccer coach at Parkview Baptist
- Studied abroad in Italy
- Found 4-leaf clovers in 3 countries
I was born and raised in Lafayette, but I wasn't a part of a typical die hard cajun family. I quickly learned that I lived in a divided house. I didn't bleed red and white like most families around me. My grandpa loved the LSU tigers. He taught me at a young age who I should be rooting for. When it came time to decide where to go to college, it was an easy decision. Being the daughter of an engineer and a teacher, I got a healthy blend of right brain and left brain activities. As a result, I find myself pulling from both sides. I have the ideas of an artist and the structure of an engineer.
As many other 18 year olds coming to college, I was unsure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I finally found my blend of creativity and structure with my minor AVATAR. No kids, it has nothing to do with the movie. It stands for Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies, and Research. That's where I learned that through coding I could create something from an abstract idea using a structured process.
Meet Megan Juneau
- Graduated LSU in Public Relations with a Minor in Film
- Currently working on her MBA
- Only non-accountant in family
Born and raised in Denham Springs, South Louisiana has truly shaped me into the person I am today. I’m an aunt to four of the sweetest kids in the world and part of a family I’m so proud and thankful for. Following in the footsteps of my parents and siblings, it wasn’t hard to decide where to attend college. I began LSU in 2010 and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations and Film.
My interest in videography began when I was 15 years old making home videos for my very funny and unpredictable family. Little did I know that was the start of something I’d be doing for the rest of my life. My love for filmmaking grew throughout high school and college, but it wasn't until documenting the birth of my first nephew in 2011 that I realized the impact a video can have. And so began my passion for capturing special moments on video and allowing people to re-live some of life's happiest moments.
Meet Nathan Velasquez
- Pursuing a degree in Film and Television at LSU
- I am half Colombian
- My favorite film is 2001: A Space Odyssey (I have seen it an unhealthy number of times)
I realized at a very young age that film and video is my passion. Visual storytelling can affect people in such a powerful way and i’ve done all that I can to learn everything about it. Whether it has been making short films with friends and family or videoing local events, I try to get as much experience as possible. I am currently pursuing a Film and Television major at LSU.
JCW fuses all of my interests in a very collaborative process. The experience i’ve had is already strengthening my skills and forcing me to develop creatively. I hope to build upon what I already know so that I have the knowledge to go out into the film industry.
Meet Nicole Slack
- Graduated from LSU in Marketing with a minor in Communications
- Received a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 9
- Has finished a whole sudoku book
I wish I could say that I always knew Marketing was what I wanted to do, but that was not necessarily the case. My whole life I wanted to be a Vet. I spent my free time in high school working as a vet tech at the veterinary clinic in my town, and proudly started LSU as a pre-vet major. Then, like many have found out, college biology was in no way, shape, or form my strong point. Which led me in a new direction - business.
During my junior year, I finally found a career path that engaged me in the marketing department at LSU Student Media planning promotional events. That is where I fell in love with Marketing. I fell in love with the strategy, brainstorming, and even analytics that went into what I do. I was able to venture into all the facets marketing had to offer - campaigns, events, video, radio, social media, digital and analytics.
Which leads me here - JCW Productions. I came from a place where marketing content was right at my disposal. At JCW Productions (being a full service agency) I feel like I’m at a place where I can utilize my skills in marketing to the best of my ability, as well as work with a wonderful team of creative individuals on a daily basis.
Meet Rashaad Randall
- Graduated from SUNO with a BS in Business Entrepreneurship and from Walden University with a MS in Information Systems
- Currently working on his MS in I.T. and Doctor of Information Technology degrees
- Will be married on April Fool’s Day in 2016
It was in 8th grade that I first began working in web development. Of course, it wasn’t my most extravagant work but I quickly became familiar with the basic HTML syntax. Though it wasn’t a huge part of my life at the time, in high school I was known as the ONLY student with a live website on the Internet (thanks Dreamweaver!). MySpace, however, has my eternal thanks as I gained a great deal of knowledge from designing my own layouts. This was actually where I began coding with Notepad instead of my old friend Microsoft FrontPage (RIP).
In college, I began my freelancing career by creating websites for some of my fellow students and other clients who were referred to me. Around this time, I purchased my first server and quickly became familiar with server administration. After graduating, I realized that a career in Information Technology was the direction that I was looking to pursue – especially since I love research.
Meet Scott Chachere
- Working on a degree in Advertising and Visual Communication
- Related to Tony Chachere
- I am the tallest member of my family
I have always been creative and have always wanted to express myself in different ways. Photography allows me to do this exceptionally. I love how images, sound, or videos can move people to make changes in their own lives as well as the lives of others.
As an intern at JCW Productions, I am able to fulfill my love for photography while also being exposed to how the industry works in real life situations. I hope to hone my skills and gain the knowledge necessary to start a business of my own.
Meet Stacey Faris
- Graduated from Alabama with a degree in Financial Management. The team loves her anyway!
- Named Military Spouse of the Year for Yuma Proving Ground in 2014 and 2015.
- We have have two kids, two cats, and a constant stream of neighborhood kids coming through to play with one or the other!
For the last 7 years, I've been a stay-at-home Mom to my two awesome kids. On top of playing domestic goddess during this hiatus from the professional world, I have spent countless hours as a volunteer for kid's activities, local sport's programs, and military organizations. I've worked hard to develop great opportunities for my family and others to be involved in our local communities as well as providing bonding moments for friends who have spent too much time apart due to deployment and training.
For the past two years, I have been the leader of the Family Readiness support group for my husband, Graham's, Army unit. I'm very immersed in our military spouse community and am constantly working to better the lives of military families through volunteerism, resource coordination, and knowledge sharing.
When John approached me about joining the JCW Productions team, I jumped on the opportunity. Although not necessarily in the market for a job, having the opportunity to put my financial mind back to work and be part of such an amazing group of people seemed too good to pass up. As exciting as Candy Land and Hungry Hungry Hippos can be, I was ready for something a bit more challenging!
I'm constantly amazed by the caliber of work produced for our clients, wonderful collaboration between departments, and enthusiasm shared by each of our team members. My job of managing the "behind the scenes" processes is made easier knowing that each task I accomplish only serves to further the efforts of our creative and sales teams in allowing them to wow our clients with each new presentation!
Striving for quality and care on each and every project sets us apart. Being included in a team so focused on client satisfaction is the best way to step back into the work force I could have asked for; I'm honored to be on such a great team, and cannot wait to be a part of all the awesome undertakings JCW Productions tackles in the future!
Meet Taylor Olinde
- Graduated LSU in Advertising with a Minor in Visual Communication
- Studied abroad in six countries
- Volunteers for Uniforms for Kids
After being interested in visual arts throughout my entire life, my interest in advertising began my second semester of college after walking through the Journalism Building at LSU and immediately knowing I wanted to be a part of what was going on there. I found a way to fuse both my love for art and my new-found interest in advertising through the Manship School.
As a native of Baton Rouge and attending St. Joseph’s Academy, I grew up watching local businesses’ advertising evolve and after interning with JCW Productions, I saw that I could have a hand in making the changes I had been watching for so long. The ever-changing nature of the advertising and social media world keeps me excited and passionate about the work I do everyday. I love coming to work knowing I get to post social updates that will keep users engaged and create the visuals that bring our clients to new heights.
Meet Tori Sample
- Played soccer for LSU for 4 years
- Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering
- Youngest of 4 kids
Originally I am from Houston, Texas and never in a million years did I dream of coming to Louisiana. I landed here after following my dream to play soccer at the collegiate level. Although my career has come to an end, Baton Rouge has stolen my heart.
I also never thought I would be in website design, but after various jobs with different web-related tasks, I realized web design is a unique skill to have, and can really allow your imagination to run wild.
- Nominated as most interesting dog in the world
- 2x Iditarod Champion
- Avid basketweaver
The team may never know, but no idea was ever run through this business that I did not first approve. On the days that I am not asleep on the couch, I manage the entire team here at JCW Productions. After all, without me, this place would never be productive. I have a passion for chasing squirrels when I am not slapping the clapper at our shoots or putting the final shadows on our design work. John thinks I am his dog, but he is actually my human.
If I could speak, I could solve all of your problems. But silence, much like patience, is a virtue.
We are always looking for great people to join the team! Take a look at our open positions.Careers
JCW Productions began in 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee as John recorded the first basketball game at St. George’s. For the rest of his career at St. George’s, John filmed hundreds of sporting events games as well as many school programs and events. John began broadcasting the St. George’s basketball games and was highlighted in a Sports Illustrated article in 2009 as being one of the first to broadcast high school sporting events. John produced highlight videos for athletes as well as producing marketing and promotional videos for schools and other local organizations.
In 2010, John moved JCW Productions with him to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend LSU and traveled all over the south filming weddings and producing commercials and marketing videos for small businesses.
In 2013, JCW Productions moved into its current location on 1284 Perkins Road in the heart of the Baton Rouge Garden District. Here, JCW Productions is complete with a 1000 square foot studio, offices, a sound booth, conference room and a courtyard oasis for Nola.
Jonathan has been an entrepreneur at heart since a young age starting many businesses along the way. In 2012, Jonathan started a web design company and immediately knew this was something he wanted to take far. And with clients asking him if he could help their company grow, marketing soon joined the website design company.
Around this time, John and Jonathan met through a mutual friend and began collaborating on projects together. At St. Patrick’s Day 2014, John and Jonathan decided to join together to expand JCW Productions into what it is today.
Today, JCW Productions is a full service agency offering video production, website design, graphic design, photography, and marketing services all under one roof.
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