FAIRFIELD — Justus Angan and Brandon Davis want to carve out a niche in the fast-changing world of multimedia and a key goal is to have an impact for the good.
The two friends launched a business called Just B Media. It does projects in photography, videography, film and music.
“Our goal is to put out positive media,” Angan said. “We just see a lot of bad influence in the media, negative stuff in the media.”
“Our goal – every photo shoot, every video – is to impact someone’s life in a positive way,” he said.
They are entering a crowded field during an age when just about everyone has access to multimedia equipment of some type. The competition is formidable.
“It’s very hard,” Angan said.
They hope to stand out by being different and creative as they do everything from making videos of local concerts to taking photos for people’s portfolios to recording music.
A recent photo shoot for Fairfield artist Hazel Vasquez’s website portfolio took them to downtown Fairfield. Vasquez painted on canvas at an intersection – “the intersection of creativity” is how Angan described it.
In photos taken there and at Peña Adobe in Vacaville, the artist is splattered in different colors of paint, in effect becoming one with her work.
Just B Media has done videos for The Salvation Army Kroc Center and done videos of local artists. It gets business through word of mouth and people whom Angan and Davis know.
Davis called himself a “military brat” who was born in Vallejo and grew up on the East Coast. He moved to Vacaville in 2000 and graduated from Vacaville High School in 2004. He has studied film and music at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville and Diablo Valley College in Contra Costa County.
Angan was raised in Vallejo, graduated from Vallejo’s Hogan High School and came to Fairfield in 2007. He received a degree in English creative writing from Solano Community College. His interests include slam poetry.
The two got to know each other working at a Baptist Child and Family Services home in Fairfield that serves high-risk youths. They both go to Liberty Church in Fairfield.
“We were both interested in media and creative arts and that’s how it all started,” Angan said.
Plus, they realized they had different talents.
“We want to put it together, his technical skills with my storytelling side,” Angan said.
Please go to www.justbmedia.net to learn more about Just B Media.
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