What/who was your inspiration to get into the production field?
Mike Petrik, Art Director
I was inspired by Ed Boe. He showed me that quantity over quality is the way to get ahead in this business...or was it the other way around? Oh no...
Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor
I was inspired by the dedication and hard work demonstrated by Mike Petrik. He has been, and continues to be, a true inspiration.
Dave Rokos, Production Coordinator
The movie JAWS, which was the first movie I saw, even though I was born 12 years after it came out in theaters...
Marcus Leshock, Writer
I was inspired by a man named George, who showed me that you could make a decent living wage by reading the BBC website all day.
Sam Sher, Winter Production Intern
When I was very young I received a "Tyco Video Camera" and began making short movies with my toys, and I'd always loved telling huge, epic stories with them. My interest in production grew out of the enjoyment I got out of telling stories.
Jeff McBride, Motion Graphics Artist
I was inspired by my 8th grade Information Technology course where a friend and I hosted a weekly "Tech Talk" TV show (we were nerds).
Caylin Younger, Motion Graphics Intern
I was inspired by Bungie. Yeah, I hear judgement. Seriously, I figured if these people can put together such an irresistibly fun game as a career, I should get in on that. Also, my brother inspires me as well, not to mention motivates me.
Michael Kromm, Creative Director
Greg Vass and my Spanish teacher Mrs. Borchman, who kicked me out of Spanish class in 8th grade to pursue my career as a video guy.
Greg Vass, Executive Producer
The TV game show "Supermarket Sweep" guided my path to production (and helped me to shop sensibly). Seriously, my neighbor friends and I built a grocery store set in my basement and filmed our own episodes after school. And WEMS News, which was a news station Kromm and I started for our middle school. Yes, I was a video geek then...and still am now. Ok, fine, Kromm inspires me too...