Hello Clients, Friends & Family,
It has been a busy 2017 and we are excited to share all the JDS News with you!
We’ve expanded and built a 40ft X 12ft green screen studio.
If you have a film or video project, our studio is open for rental. JDS Studios’ is now Suites D, E & F we are just over 7000 sq. ft. Our facility includes a 40 ft. Green Screen, a Creative Maker Space, a Production – Multi-Purpose room, Make Up/Dressing Rooms and a Black Box Theater space with control room, The stage is: a 26’W x 16’D x 3’H and the room can seat 100 people comfortably, a mini Kitchen and 4 bathrooms. And of course, if you need additional expertise and equipment, we are an Award Winning Full Service Video Production Multi Media Solutions Company.
The talent our Actors have is just amazing! Then add in the JDS personal touch of: experience, understanding, professionalism and method, and you get well over 100 actors who are professionally working in the mainstream entertainment industry. Here are some highlights: Major Release Films: GI Joe, Pitch Perfect, Quandary and Gloves and TV shows like: Greys Anatomy, Southland, Mistresses, and several Disney and Nickelodeon shows, Commercials for: Walmart, Target, Nike, American Doll, Legos, Tide, Verizon, Campbell’s, McDonalds, Honda, as well as, theatre in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and right here in Temecula. Some of our middle school kids go straight into advanced drama at their high school, as freshman. Through JDS Actor’s Studio, we have launched acting careers, production companies, writers, designers, and introduced lifelong friendships, couples, and even one that has turned into marriage.
With the expansion of JDS Studio’s, JDS Actor’s Studio will be launching a fulltime acting for camera class this fall. In addition, later this month (August 30th), our Industry workshop begins. Need an agent or manager? Let us help you launch your career. In September, we have our acting class Actor’s Showcase, and Production begins on the Haunted House: Design, Build & Haunt (see Flyer) starting September 29th at 5pm. Check the website for updated information and a quick glance of the Studio News.
This past year we have been busy, and hoping our good fortune continues! In the last 15 months we have produced; 10 student services videos for MSJC, a few testimonial videos for the Temecula Chamber, Magic Brow Franchise AD Video, Reasons to live & buy a home in the Temecula Valley for local Realtor Jackie Steed, one for the EDC that represents our wonderful Valley of Innovation, a series of education interviews for Temecula Hospital, Abbott’s Education video, two videos for Oak Grove Treatment Center and three Good Day Temecula’s. Most of these can be found on our YouTube Channel.
What a busy 8 months 2017 has been with no signs of slowing down. In April we announced our State of California approved Apprenticeship and our goal to create jobs this coming year. Our Apprenticeship is a partnership with MSJC and the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards to provide hands on training in
Video Production through producing news for Riverside County. We have also collaborated with Inland Regional, Department of Rehab, and the Inland Empire Autism Society. Through these programs, we have begun providing job skills training through the arts.
May was a very exciting month! We launched our first annual DigiFest. The 3 day all digital event was a success.
Congrats to all our entries and Bravo to our Digi Award Winners
Digital Documentary “The Black Panther Party…Taking a Stand for Their Community”
Digital Narrative “The Test”
Digital Animation “The Flying Boatswain Mate”
Digital Media Art “Fallen” – A Graphic Novel
Digital Fine Art “Creation”
Digital Marketing “MSJC App”
Digital Games “Sawblades and Jumps”
We could not do all that we do without grants, our generous business sponsors and the community at large – Please visit our Thank you Page where we celebrate our Business Sponsors and donators. Thank you Fracchiolla Family for your contribution to JDS Studios.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR”S The second annual DigiFest is on April 13, 14, and 15th, 2018. Competition entries open Nov. 1, 2017.
Our spring plays went off without a hitch, as did our first session of Summer Camp. It’s amazing to see the teamwork and collaboration. They started off the camp reading a fairy tale from 1856, (The Ugly Duckling) then developed a new story of their own, keeping the fairytale moral intact, creating characters, improvizing out a script, they built sets, props, designed costumes and performed in front of a live audience all in two weeks. Here is a JPEG movie from the fun. JDSCA Summer Acting Camp JPEG Movie
Summer Camp session 2 Fashion Camp was a blast! We had industry professionals leading and participating like: Michael Bui, Manny Lianua, Diana Orr, and Modeling Agent Stacie Reese from Willow Talent. Our Camp leaders were Marie Waite: the founder of Fashion week Temecula, and Angelina Fracchiolla: Clothing Line designer, and Fashion Blogger. We also brought in JDS Alumni models Kelly Lenahan and Serena Ward along with Giovanni Solorio, at the end of the two weeks we had an amazing fashion show coordinated by Cathy Stevenson. Check out JDSCA Fashion Camp 2017
Fall Visual, Performing & Digital Arts classes begin the week of August 28th. Classes include Fashion Design with Angelina Fracchiolla. Design your own clothing and jewelry while learning the fashion industry from all angles: design, modeling and marketing. Musical Theater – this fall we are doing Rocking Schoolhouse, casting begins 8/31/17, other classes include Backstage Production, Video Production, Script Writing & Acting. As noted above our Haunted House Production begins September 29th.
Lots of good stuff going on at JDS and we look forward to sharing it with you. If you have any questions about JDS, how to get involved, take classes, fulfill community services hours or use the facility, please call us at 951-296-6715. We love giving Studio Tours! At JDS Studios you are inspired to turn your dreams turn into achievements!
All the best always!
Diane & Scott Strand along with the whole JDS Team!
Johanna, Lynn, Nancy, Jamie, Diane M., Amanda, May, Jody, Connor, Cameron, April, Malory, Angelina, Mareli, Shelia, Cathy.