No rough cuts here. Our new video hires are aces behind the scenes. From production to editing, these masters of the small screen are the picture of creativity, passion and a top-notch work ethic. Video puns aside, they truly are a great asset to the Trilix video team, and we can’t wait for you to get to know them.

Here’s a close-up to the storyboard of their lives (OK, maybe one more pun).

Marquise Jones, Videographer/Editor

Marquise Jones joins the Trilix team as a videographer/editor, where he’ll spend much of his time working with our longtime client, the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. We think Marquise’s background in videography and enthusiasm for sports are the perfect combination for this role, and he agrees.

“I have always been passionate about sports,” Marquise said. “Being around the action excites me. Capturing the action and being able to create awesome work out of it is what I love most. Producing content for the Iowa Wild is a joy.”

Here’s a 360-degree view of Marquise’s background and passions.

Can you tell me a bit about your professional background? 

I graduated from Wayne State College in December 2020 with a degree in mass communications and electronic media and a minor in digital film. In college, I got to work with some of the athletic programs and make some content for their social media pages. I’ve also done some freelance work with other collegiate athletes and programs. These past two summers, I was a video production intern with the baseball team Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League. I had a lot of fun with that team, gained a ton of experience and built some awesome connections.

What are your strengths professionally?

Creativity is a huge asset of mine. I’m not afraid to think outside the box and try new things. Versatility is another valuable characteristic. In college, I worked for the radio station as a DJ, color commentated athletic events, made podcasts, acted, hosted and audio engineered in addition to creating videos.

Tell us about your life outside of work!

I grew up in the Waterloo area and am the oldest of four siblings. Being the oldest, it’s awesome seeing my younger siblings enjoy many of the same things I did growing up. Any chance I get, I go to their games, concerts or birthdays. My mom is the principal of Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence in Waterloo.  She is one of the hardest working people I’ve been around and inspires me every day to be my best.

What do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or unique talents?

I am a huge sports nerd. In my free time, you can catch me watching whatever game is on. Football was my favorite sport growing up. Fantasy football is all I think about on the weekends. You can also find me playing video games, I wouldn’t consider myself a pro, but I do spend quality time with a PlayStation controller in my hands. Recently, I’ve picked up fishing. I am absolutely terrible, but I will go throw a line out from time to time.

If there was a song that could serve as an anthem to your life, what would it be and why?

“Started from the Bottom” by Drake. I feel like this song speaks to hard work and dedication. Drake tells you that you can get anywhere you want in life. Even if you’re at the bottom, you can reach the top if you work for it.

What would be your superpower of choice and why?

Teleportation. I could go anywhere at any time without hassle. No more gas, traffic, plane tickets or TSA; one second I’m at home, and the next I’m on a beach.

If you could do any other kind of work, what would it be?

As a lifelong football player, I always dreamed of playing in the NFL. But after four years of college football, I’m not sure my knees and back would want that. I think it would be cool to commentate those games, though.

What motivates you at work?

I love creating content that people enjoy, whether it’s the players or fans. Having people appreciate my work inspires me to make more.

Emily Seaton, Video Editor

Fresh out of college but no stranger to video editing, Emily Seaton is thrilled to collaborate with the Trilix team on telling clients’ stories through video. Her previous experience working in video production and editing for a travel nursing agency and operating the video board for Werner Park for the Omaha Storm Chasers has provided her a keen eye for detail and visual aesthetic that helps elevate a brand. Here’s the footage of Emily’s action-filled life. 

What are your strengths professionally?

My strengths come from my ability to work with a team and my passion for what I do. It’s easy for me to put my best effort into my projects because I love what I do and care about how the outcome affects the client’s brand.

What is your favorite aspect of the job?

My favorite aspect is collaborating with my team and working on projects I never would’ve thought I’d be on. From talk shows to agriculture to the Iowa Wild, I get to challenge myself with each project and never have the exact same workday.

Tell us about your life outside of work!

I moved to Ames with my partner in August after spending my summer after college in Seattle. Both of our families live in Omaha, so we like to take weekend trips to visit and spend time together.

What do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or unique talents?

Outside of work, I enjoy playing video games, board games and watching movies or TV shows. I am a big Marvel fan, so I’ve recently picked up a few “Captain America” comics to read. My boyfriend and I also enjoy golfing and trying different craft beers and ciders!

If there was a song that could serve as an anthem to your life, what would it be and why?

If I had to pick a song that would be my anthem, I’d pick “Fluorescent Adolescent” by Arctic Monkeys because the song is about keeping life fun no matter what your age is. I always try and have fun whenever I can and want to keep the mindset for the rest of my life! A close second would be the “Captain America” theme song just because it’s awesome.

Favorite film, food, drink and furry friend?

Asking for my favorite movie is a tough question because I love analyzing movies and the way they are made, so if I had to pick a favorite to rewatch, I’d pick “The Other Guys.” But, if I’m picking one of my favorite movies cinematically, I’d pick “1917.”

If you could do any other kind of work, what would it be?

I would pick the movie industry. I have a film studies minor and have always thought working in film would be a cool job one day.

What motivates you at work?

I’m motivated by the opportunity to learn more and more as I work. I’m learning new things every day, whether it’s a new video technique or a new skill in a program.

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