Wednesday, April 29, 2009

updated video

I have redone my video about Mickey and Carey. The newest version is on my website, check it out!
It's video #1 under the multimedia tab.
(: Thanks :)

Here is my final video...Through it All. If you read my treatment, you know that it is about the Fitzgerald family. They have dealt with the issues of divorce and parenting mistakes, and as a result, two of the men have had to go through legal proceedings to change their last name. They don't take it for granted that all three of them now have the same last name. This is their story, simplified as well as it can be. They have left out a lot of the little details, because even I (who have spent hours talking with them about it) don't know everything, and everything would take far too long. So here it is, in four chapters.
Part one focuses on Neil, the "grandpa." He talks about his past with the family, why his son ended up with a different last name and how the whole charade started.
Part two focuses on Carey L, the "dad." He talks about his (non)relationship with his father, how he came to change his name, and why his son still ended up with the old last name.
Part three focuses on Carey James, the "son." He talks about his relationship with his dad, when and why he ended up changing his last name, and how he feels about everything.
Part four shows all three of the men together. It tells how they feel about all that they have been through and how they relate to one another now that they are back together.
This story is close to me because I love this family. I did these videos and spent all this time on it because I want to tell their story. Maybe it will help someone else. Either way, I hope you like it. These men are amazing and I have learned so much...Hopefully you do, too.

Through it All - Part One from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Through it All - Part Two from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Through it All - Part Three from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Through it All - Part Four from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gets LOW

I love my friends :) I had to do an extra video for 423 because I'm taking it through an Honor's Contract...
I decided to do a music video parodying "Low" by Flo-Rida and the end of the movie "Tropic Thunder."
Special thanks to Jake, Sarah, Todd, and Kristen...You guys rock and I love you LOTS!

Enjoy guys, 'cause this is freaking AMAZING.

Gets LOW from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I got my online portfolio UP and RUNNING.
Check it:

It's fun and I'm realllly proud of it. Enjoyyyy :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And here's video #2...It's a promo piece of Grand Central Magazine, a student run online publication at CMU. It's near and dear to my heart because I've been with the project since it's start and I'm currently the photo editor. I love it and I want others to see what they're missing :) EnJoY!

GC promo from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

final project update

Just wanted to give an update about my final project...
I currently have the entire video shot (I think). I had some issues with my files saving after I digitized them, so they are currently gone (aka just on the tape).
I plan to sit in the JRN lab on Friday and digitize the entire project and try to get as much of it done as possible. This way I will know if I need to shoot any more...
Hopefully this will go as planned. I presume it will not, as nothing seems to lately.
But that's the plan.
Look for more content (at least some form of video, maybe some raw footage) on Friday!!!

!video #1!

So, this is my first video. Ever. And it was an experience...But maybe now I know what I'm doing? We'll see :)

So, this is about Carey and his dog, Mickey. It's my spin on tragedy...They are best friends, but they don't get to see each other very often. It's explained in the video. I'll just say...It's the cutest and sweetest dog evvvver! Hope you like it!

Months at a Time from Jillian Pekel on Vimeo.