Vicky Scesa’s career has closely followed her life, organically evolving through time. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design at the Art Institute in Miami, Florida (2006), she worked as a corporate graphic designer in packaging and all forms of marketing collateral. Feeling the urge to move on from the “desk job” lifestyle, she soon transitioned into work as a professional photographer. A whirlwind adventure soon followed including living in New York City working in apparel graphics design for top fashion labels and capturing the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Spring and Fall shows. Later, she returned to Miami to shoot as a public relations photographer documenting sporting events and celebrity appearances for the NFL and the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami teams.
Through the years, Vicky has traveled extensively and was creatively inspired to produce a photo exhibition series, “Coffee Shots”. The series began in Europe and finished in the coffee culture-rich Jamaican Blue Mountains. But it was while living in Panama (with her now husband) that she was drawn towards HD filmmaking. Captivated by her exotic surroundings and local cultures, Vicky spent her free time photographing and filming native Panamanian tribes & landscapes.
Throughout this entire journey, Vicky taught photography and digital imaging to professionals and hobbyists alike. Following the birth of her daughter, Safina Stella, Vicky founded Mamatography Photo Workshops, photography classes for mothers. Those classes would lead to a successful YouTube channel, blog and self-published print and ebook, “Photo Basics& Beyond, A Camera Bag Companion”.
In 2014, Vicky and her family settled down in the majestic Redwoods of Northern California where she continues to enjoy capturing the world’s beauty – using the still and moving image. Shortly after moving to Sonoma County, Vicky Scesa founded Pixel Grove Productions with her husband, Danny Rabinovich.
While a film student at Santa Rosa Junior college, Dominique made a special connection with Pixel Grove Productions as their shooting & editing needs evolved. She jumped right into the professional production process with freshly sharpened editing and shooting skills. Her widely versed fortes also include a roll as ``Annie`` in PGP’s 2016 independent film, STUMPTOWN.
A real estate investor and commercial property owner, Danny has the ability to tend remotely to his international properties and contribute to the many tasks of running this production company.
It's here in the California Redwoods, where together with his wife Vicky, and daughter Safi, they have chosen to make their final home. He also has a son, Saxon, who attends college in Florida and visits often. Born in Colombia, and raised between Florida and Panama, Danny has created an electric and bilingual culture for his family. A long time commercial watercraft captain, Danny took well to flying our DJI Phantom for aerial cinematography. (Don't call us Droners)
Though not a ``techy,`` he is a highly skilled craftsman, gardener and a life-long surfer of all oceans. The best reflection of his contribution to our team is the renovation he performed to make a killer studio workspace, gallery & theater that truly defines Pixel Grove Production's creative vision.