Category Archives: SPRING 2021

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Ben Burtt: Sound Engineer

It’s important to have clear goals in mind…but you can always change a goal. There’s no need to suffer if something isn’t working out.” -Ben Burtt

  • Originally studied to earn a bachelor degree in physics and wanted to be a part of the moon-landings, instead he became a part of Star Wars.
  • He gave up on his first attempt to go to film school at USC due to uncertainty.
  • Eventually back to film school at USC in order to become a sound engineer, which is where he got the opportunity to create the iconic breathing sound effects of Darth Vader and the lightsabers used in Star Wars.
  • Went on to work on the productions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the Indiana Jones series, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, WALL-E, and Star Trek.

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Magnus Walker
Graphics Designer, Auto Detailer, and Porsche Collector. Magnus Walker

https://roadtripnation.com/leader/magnus-walker

Kinky Friedman
Songwriter, Politician, and Motivational Speaker. Kinky Friedman

https://roadtripnation.com/leader/kinky-friedman

Jake Bryer
Artist, Entrepreneur chooses his passions for art over money.

https://roadtripnation.com/leader/jake-bryer

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Moreformation : https://roadtripnation.com/leader/tina-roth-eisenberg

For my road trip nation report, I chose to write about one of my favorite Roadtrip nation blog named Tina Roth-Eisenberg. She’s a graphic designer. When she was young, She convinced her parents to send her to art school for one year; she was happier than she’d ever been because she went to a business school before. After the degree of graphic design student, her life’s change a lot because she’s a designer of her own business name swissmiss brand. This actually gave her a leg up as a level designer. In her interview she mentions that   “ If there’s a will, there is a way” really motivated educational paths for everyone that does not believe in them-self.

Road Trip Nation – Jimmy Chin

  • Grew up thinking he had three career options: doctor, lawyer, or businessman.
  • His parents pushed him into getting a degree, studying violin, swimming competitively, but skiing and climbing were passions he found for himself.
  • Lived out of the back of his car, traveling, climbing, and working odd jobs for seven years.
  • One day, his photographer friend let him play around with his camera; the one photo he took ended up selling for $500.
  • He realized he could easily make a living and maintain his outdoor lifestyle by pursuing photography.
  • His parents, who’d been hesitant to accept his unorthodox career, eventually became the biggest fans of his photography.
  • Says that only by really throwing himself into his passion-climbing-did the doors to his career start to open up.
  • Believes his liberal arts degree in Asian Studies has actually been put to good use on his expeditions to remote places like Nepal and Pakistan.

Source: https://roadtripnation.com/video/5a835eb7ae29ab4978afe217

RTN-Jimmy Chin Report

Wayne Unten – Animator

Animation Supervisor who has ben working for Disney since 2005

“For some time, he’d work on a construction site during the day, then painstakingly animate his reel at night.”

“Went through a period where he questioned what he was doing, why he was putting two years of work into a two-minute payoff.”

“Says that although the “value” of his work has been questioned, making an audience laugh or cry is the best feeling in the world.”

by: Riki Stewart

Road trip Nation By:Shaymus Marshall

    In this roadtrip nation interview they interviewed Rex Grignon, a head computer animator who worked for Dreamworks. I chose this story in particular because it is basically the opposite spectrum of my story. For example he was always into math and science in high school while I was never into math, I was more interested in the arts and learning new skills related to art. Although I am very different in terms of upbringing I would like to achieve the same goals as Grignon. This relates to this quote that Grignon said during one of his interviews “ There are an infinite number of pathways you can take to get to your goal.” This quote really resonated with me because I see a lot of people in the vfx/ animation industry with high levels of math/engineering degrees and knowing that you don’t need to have those to make it in the industry.

    Rex’s day to day life includes overseeing the animation department of Dreamworks and helping with the big parts of the animation process. In one of the interview clips he says that he still feels like a kid every day because he loves his job so much. I really would like to feel this way with my job because it seems like such a good way to live your life. Grignon almost didn’t have the opportunity to become someone big in the animation industry because he almost wasn’t accepted into the school that would teach him how the animation industry works. Shortly after he got out of film school he got at job at PDI and started a character animation team. After the creation of the character development team he heard that “Toy Story” was in the works and left PDI to go work with PIxar. Then after this, Dreamworks picked Grignon up and he has been with them since then.

In conclusion, since Rex has been working at Dreamworks he has worked on big movies like Toy Story, Antz, and Shrek. Grignon is a huge inspiration to me because he seems like a very real person who believes that anything is possible with hard work and even though he came from a background of math, you don’t need to come from a prestigious background to do well in the industry. And with that he assures that there are infinite possibilities as long as you set your mind to what you want to get done.
Sources: https://roadtripnation.com/leader/rex-grignon

By:Shaymus Marshall

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i5EaTP3L47rVpOr9eJCYq6gnW9a2dint5AYSk6BQzNI/edit?usp=sharing

Riddle Me This!!!

One sheet, two-sheet, three sheets or four…some use less and some use more. What am I?

A tower of toilet paper perhaps.

What has arms and legs, but no head?

I bet you weren’t expecting that!

What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in water?

Food coloring in ice is magical.

I have a big mouth and I’m quite a load. I’m not gossip, but I get involved in everyone’s dirty business. What am I?

Even Spiderman’s hoodie needs washed every now and again.

Stepping out? Wear me first! I’ll protect your feet from the worst.

Walking on sunshine.

Tall and strong, I stay outside. The sun, the rain, they’re by my side. I give birds homes and help you breathe. I even give you fruit to eat.

Home to squirrel gymnastics!

Here I come and there I go. I move really fast, anywhere I go. That’s why you take me when you’re in a hurry. When I zoom by, I might look blurry.

ZOOOOOOM!

Kick up your feet, if you will. I’ll keep you company through Netflix and chill. Though you might not notice, I’m always here, to hold your zines, your snacks, and beer.

Or maybe even some Oreos too?

You say we’re pals, that we’re best friends. But only until the morning ends. You say I give you fuel for the day. And when we’re done, you’re gone away.

Unappreciated support.

 Don’t frown at me, I made it clear. Won’t make a difference if you’re near. Just stand in front and I’ll show you exactly how the world will know you.

True reflection.

Riddle Me Photos – Chayton

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One sheet, two-sheet, three sheets or four…some use less and some use more. What am I?
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What has arms and legs, but no head?
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What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in water?
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I have a big mouth and I’m quite a load. I’m not gossip, but I get involved in everyone’s dirty business. What am I?
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Stepping out? Wear me first! I’ll protect your feet from the worst.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Tree2.jpg
Tall and strong, I stay outside. The sun, the rain, they’re by my side. I give birds homes and help you breathe. I even give you fruit to eat.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Car2.jpg
Here I come and there I go. I move really fast, anywhere I go. That’s why you take me when you’re in a hurry. When I zoom by, I might look blurry.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Coffee_table-1024x682.jpg
Kick up your feet, if you will. I’ll keep you company through Netflix and chill. Though you might not notice, I’m always here, to hold your zines, your snacks, and beer.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Coffee-1024x682.jpg
You say we’re pals, that we’re best friends. But only until the morning ends. You say I give you fuel for the day. And when we’re done, you’re gone away.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mirror-1024x682.jpg
Don’t frown at me, I made it clear. Won’t make a difference if you’re near. Just stand in front and I’ll show you exactly how the world will know you.