Meet John Starr Dewar
COW Leaders : John Starr DewarCreative COW Web Writer, Contributing Editor
John Dewar wants to be a filmmaker of expertise in all related fields: writing, directing, editing, scoring, production design and visual effects. Robert Rodriguez is his current #1 role model, although John leans more towards the big-budget feature end of the spectrum.
John has a particularly keen interest in special effects and has been working with computer graphics and animation since 5th grade. This led to High School successes with print media; he won 1st prize in the 2000 national art competition sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and was one of the 25 winners of Imation's Computer Arts Scholarship in 2002.
Since then John's interests have shifted towards film and dynamic media. For example, two years ago, he completed a 37-minute-long version of Act V of Hamlet entirely on bluescreen with CG backgrounds (think Sky Captain). Despite its technical merits, it wasn't exactly oscar-worthy, so he is plugging away at film school, refining his storytelling technique.
John has considerable experience with Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro and After Effects—his four favorite programs. He is also competent with Finale, Vegas, and Illustrator. He fills most of his spare time away from homework with freelance editing, compositing, and 3D modeling, and has done quite a bit of work on The History Channel's Modern Marvels over the past summer.
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