Up For Air

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Whether it's commercial, documentary, short film or animation it takes a village to produce quality branded content. We've come together from all branches of the creative tree and found strength in numbers, sharing one passion: compelling story telling.

Creative

We bring together a team of writers to develop ideas into concepts, concepts into scripts and then scripts into story boards.

Production

Building the perfect team and gearing them up with the right tools we're able to tackle any shoot and make the storyboards come to life.

Post-Production

Editing, animating, sound design & scoring…these are a few of our favorite things.

Development

As a new edition Navigo now offers data visualization where we help clients map and code their ideas into original webpages.

  • Meet the Team

Navigo is a production company based in Brooklyn, NY. We are committed to making quality detail-oriented original content that communicates any message to your audience. We like to stop, collaborate and listen.

  • Artem Agafonov

    Founder, Director
  • Craig Newton

    Editor/Animator
  • Erik Shirai

    Director of Photography
  • Ferris Caldwell

    Designer
  • Harrison Wood

    Head of Operations
  • Justin Noto

    Writer
  • David Morales

    Camera Op/Assistant Editor
  • John Star

    Illustrator
  • Clients

  • Contact

We'd love to hear from you

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Credits


  • Producer/Dir Artem Agafonov
  • Producer/Dir Justin Noto
  • Director of Photography Timur Civan
  • Sound Mixer Adrian Martinez
  • Production Design Katy Rusch
  • Dolly Grip Adam Chinoy
  • Gaffer Rob Smith
  • Editor/Graphics Craig Newton
  • Colorist Joseph Mastantuono
  • Client CPYV
  • Original Score Gaurco - "Viracocha Llora"
  • Sound Mix & Design Tactical Sounds
  • Actor Ed McEneaney

Suicide PSA


We partnered up with the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (CPYV) to create an :30 second video PSA and a :60 second radio PSA about gun safety for The Rhode Island state department. After finishing up the script and casting we spent a day shooting and a day recording the radio spot - you can see some of the behind the scenes in this video (https://vimeo.com/121191614 pw: bts). Both PSA ran across 25 channels for two months in Rhode Island.

Directors Note:

The actor Ed Mckeany came in to do voiceovers for his character: a father who is apologizing to his recently deceased son, Michael, who committed suicide with a gun that was left loaded in their house. Ed handed Justin Noto (co-director) and I a letter in which he explained that his brother had committed suicide with a firearm in Colorado a few weeks earlier. His brothers name was Michael. So we decided to drop our script and asked Ed to talk to his brother. The result was honest and moving, at times chilling. These are the moments we savior.

Other Projects


Robert Glasper and Steinway & Sons

Credits


  • Director Artem Agafonov
  • Producer Harrison Wood, Artem Agaonov
  • Director of Photography Erik Shirai
  • Camera Operator Justin Noto
  • Editor/Graphics Craig Newton
  • Assistant Editor David Morales
  • Audio Engineer Tim Race
  • Client Steinway & Sons
  • Talent Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper and Steinway & Sons


In partnership with Steinway & Sons, we worked with 2-time Grammy Award winner, Robert Glasper to tell the story of his return to the acoustic piano with his new trio record. He toured the Steinway factory in Queens NYC where he met some of the factory workers and tested various pianos for his Le Poisson Rouge concert at the 2015 Winter Jazz Festival. Navigo worked strategically with three unique client brands (Steinway & Sons, WJF, Robert Glasper) to create a co-branded experience through documentary storytelling. Directors Note: “Be yourself, or be by yourself!”

Other Projects


Up For Air

Credits


  • Producer/Dir Artem Agafonov
  • Director of Photography Erik Shirai
  • Field Engineer Richard Levengood
  • Editor/Graphics Craig Newton
  • Legal Peter Betaneli
  • Original Score Dan Rosen
  • Sound Design/Mix Stephen Schappler, Hollis Smith

Up For Air


Up For Air follows Jerry Cahill, a 58-year-old pole-vaulting coach battling Cystic Fibrosis (CF), who is now 20 years past his given life expectancy and one of the oldest living patients with the genetic disease.

CF causes patients to produces excessive amounts of cement-like mucus which clogs the airways in lungs making it difficult to breathe and causing frequent infections. Despite improved medical treatments, Jerry is confronted with respiratory degeneration, mounting depression, and an inevitable procedure that all CF patients must one day face: a double-lung transplant - an unpredictable operation that only 50% of patients survive 5 years post transplant.

Up For Air is an intimate cinematic journey shot over five years which urges us to consider: when life presents impossible barriers, where do you find the motivation to prove it wrong?

Other Projects


Animation Reel

Credits


  • Craig Newton
  • John Starr
  • SAP
  • RIF
  • UPS
  • Rosie POPE
  • CF windsprints
  • UFA animations
  • Veedims

Animation Reel


Whether its Animation, Motion Graphics or 3D modeling, Navigo is equipped for every style of visual language.

Other Projects


Navigo Reel

Credits


  • Director Artem Agafonov
  • Producer Harrison Wood
  • Director of Photography Artem Agafonov
  • Editor/Graphics Craig Newton
  • Audio Engineer LPR person
  • Client Winter Jazz Festival
    Website
  • Talent Justin Brown

Justin Brown WJF 2015


Winner of JazzTimes 2015 Critics Poll “Best Festival,” the NYC Winter Jazzfest featuring over 500 performers took over Greenwich Village for it’s 11th year. Navigo was asked to work with Thundercat and Flying Lotus drummer Justin Brown to create an energetic :15 and :90 promotional spot.

Other Projects


Suicide PSA