By: Svetlana Starodubtseva
By Ian G. Howerton
Caroline Thompson graduated college intending to go into writing novels, but when her novel was brought up to be adapted into a feature film, she was asked to write a screenplay and discovered a secret love of them. She went on to write many famous screenplays, including Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
My report can be found here.
For this report, I chose Zaria Forman. She is an Artist and Climate Change Activist. I decided to write about her because this is an issue I have been increasingly interested in. And what could I possibly do about it to help out? Though she does paintings with pastels and I lean more towards photography, I was drawn to her experiences of traveling and seeing the world as it is and what things are changing in nature and puts in a form from her perspective. She is expressing our need to heed the warnings. Her career started when she was very young traveling the globe with her mother but, ultimately her trip to Greenland and seeing the damage. It got her moving in this direction of getting the word out about Climate Change with her larger-than-life pieces of artwork. She shows the beauty of what we have, and it’s something we do not want to lose.
Here is a link to my report: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fSgnPwG7kfs9MlR0yYCYL4cLlTXj1ULfuhj03iJhCH8/edit?usp=sharing
Pete Denman is a UX Designer at Intel.
He had difficulties at school because of dyslexia.
At age 20, he broke his neck and became paralyzed for the rest of his life.
A couple of years later, Pete started college with an art history class, using help from people who read and write for him because he couldn’t move his hands. He didn’t tell anyone in college he has dyslexia. His success with the first test inspired him, and Pete accomplished a degree in graphic design.
He applied for a job at Intel as a designer.
One of his biggest projects was redesigning the user interface for Stephen Hawkings’ computer that he used to speak.
By: Lyu Gremli
For my report, I thought Craig Robinson would be a good selection. Craig Robinson is an actor, comedian, and former music teacher. I have been watching TV shows and movies with Craig before the age of 10. I have known that I wanted to go into the film industry before I knew how to multiply. Robinson likes to spread himself between interests and careers which I can relate to.
Craig started out as a music teacher after he finished college and quickly moved to comedy and acting, where he won a comedy festival and gained other kinds of recognition for his stand-up and comedy.
I loved this assignment. Once I started looking through career choices I felt more motivated then ever to stay focused on School and Art.
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Eli Quinters is a tattoo artist based in New York. He started tattooing in college and two years later was professional. He is a very inspiring artist and he intrigued me with quotes such as, “There’s nothing that’s permanent, I’ve realized that.”, and “so many of your decisions are based on your environment…so as soon as that changes, you can’t help but change too.”.
The link to my report.
For my report, I selected the video editor and animator, Peter Szijarto. Like Peter, I was always drawn to film since I was a youngster, long, long ago. He worked a wide variety of jobs before finding his passion, which I can also identify with. Below is a screenshot that shows him and his milestones.
I am now working in the direction of video and video editing and I am having great fun doing so.