Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was a native of West Columbia, South Carolina. She was born on September 22, 1986. She lived in Atlanta, GA where she worked as a Camera Assistant on many projects. Sarah lost her earthly life on February 20, 2014 in Savannah, GA, doing the job she loved. A graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and the College of Charleston, Sarah finished her formal education with a major in Media Communications and a minor in Film Studies. Sarah began her film career while interning on the set of Army Wives, a popular television show. With her spunk and determination, Sarah continued to climb the ranks of the film industry, quickly finding a passion in the art of Cinematography. She was a loyal and respected member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600). From the heights of the mountains she hiked, to the depths of the oceans she dove (and never without a camera to record her experiences), the gift of her presence was felt far and wide. To have HEARD of Sarah was a privilege, to have KNOWN Sarah was a blessing. It was to feel an energy that was infectious and kind. Although her physical being is no longer beside us, her smile and her love of life will forever transcend in all the lives of those she touched. - Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 24, 2014
Pictures and videos take from SlatesForSarah.org, ITHoTMK, and ICG Local 600.
ABOUT THIS VIDEO
I wanted to make a picture and video collage tribute. At first I thought if I attached my name it would seem silly... I just wanted to do a video for her. After showing my father the video and seeking advice he told me "Why wouldn't you share it under your name and tell the world how Sarah was inspirational to you. Share with others why she was important, what kind of person she was, and why she has influenced your life."
To some up the WHY... The tragedy is a reminder of the risks that crew members take EVERY DAY. Sarah was only 27, younger than me.... wiser... really going for the gold and giving it her all.
As a woman in the film industry myself I often feel the pressure to "get the shot" or "oh my god, I have to do this, and get it done- NOW".
Sarah was such a beautiful and inspirational woman. She was going after her passion, her dreams! When you look at photos of her you can see how truly happy she was in life doing what she love. I know that rush. I know her smile.
I urge you, the reader of this fine little post, to realize when you watch a movie or show, an advertisement or anything at all really, know that there were many, many people on the other side of that camera- doing what they love.
We give more life to life. We create. We dream. We run cables and pull dollys. We set dress and we do make up. We work long hours to tell stories and create worlds upon worlds. We are the stuff dreams are made of. So please, remember Sarah Jones as she stands for all of us. WE ARE ALL SARAH JONES!
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