Jon Vogl owns and operates Apex Post Production, the Louisiana based media company he founded in 2008. As a film industry veteran from 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, he provides services through Apex that include post-production and sound supervision, re-recording mixing and sound editing for feature films, television, home entertainment, and web-based content. His background includes work on major studio and independent film and television productions, live sound recording, international dubbing and graphics supervision, acoustics, studio design, ADR and foley mixing, and he holds a doctorate degree in music composition.
A native of Southern California, Vogl relocated to New Orleans in 2010 and has since established relationships throughout the state with other local film companies, sound stages, editors, producers, directors, location scouts, and government entities. Vogl says, “working in the South provides an opportunity to enjoy the local flavors and hospitality….making films here immediately assimilates you into the fabric of the communities.”
In addition to his years at Fox, Jon has worked at Sony Pictures, Todd-AO Studios, Soundelux and several independent post facilities throughout Los Angeles. His foundation in traditional film and tape methodologies pools him with an established group of professionals that embraced new technologies and helped integrate digital film making into mainstream media productions.
Outside of his work at Apex, Jon is on the faculty at Loyola University New Orleans where he teaches film business, post production, and audio recording and mixing. He also serves as the university's Film Production Liaison and connects the professional film community to Loyola's campus for location filming.
Eritria Pitts is the newest addition to the Apex team as a Post Coordinator. Eritria was born and raised in New Orleans (“The East”) and attended Loyola University.
A former producer for Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, and The Moth, she is a professional storyteller, filmmaker, and freelance writer. Her comedic narratives have been featured on NPR and nola.com. Her limited series Terry+Sam premiered at the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival and won "Best Web Content" and "Best New Orleans-based Project" at the Black Film Festival of New Orleans. She is also an alum of NOFF's "Emerging Voices" program. She has recently co-produced the documentary We Stay In the House featuring New Orleans mothers during the pandemic. It premiered at the AFI DOCS. In addition, her narrative short For Jean is currently on the festival circuit.
SOUND EDITOR, ADR AND RE-RECORDING MIXER
Aidan Dykes has worked at Apex Post Production since 2015. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he quickly relocated to New Orleans after graduating from LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business to begin working at Apex Post. Formerly coming from a primarily music production background, he stepped into the world of film sound design and mixing with open ears. He’s been privileged enough to have worked on all scales of productions from summer blockbusters to independent short films as an ADR mixer, sound editor, and re-recording mixer. When not at Apex Post, he enjoys playing music, field recording (sound effects and ambiences),
enjoying an ice-cold IPA, and spending time with his girlfriend, Rachel, and their calico cat, Joni.
FOLEY ARTIST, RECORDING ASSISTANT
Maya Lewis works with the Apex Team on many levels. Her creative role as a foley artist is revealed on several feature films including My Brother’s Keeper and The Dinner Party. She works as a recording assistant during ADR sessions and also contributes as a finance and marketing assistant. Maya’s New Orleans roots extend through her family’s presence in the music industry and her international reach is present through origins from Japan. Fluent in Japanese, Maya studies marketing and film at Loyola University New Orleans, has worked in concert promotions, costuming, and film production management. She brings rich cultural and insightful business influences to everyone and everything she encounters.
Gabriela Martinez works with Apex Post as a Marketing and Outreach Assistant. She manages the Apex Post website, steers our social media strategies, and monitors new business opportunities. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gabriela moved to New Orleans to continue her education at Loyola University New Orleans. Currently, she is double-majoring in Entertainment Industry Studies and Public Relations. Her favorite things about New Orleans are the culture, the people, and how much there is to explore.