John

John

I was born and raised in Chicago. Growing up, I enjoyed playing video games and watching horror and action movies. I’m currently attending Northeastern Illinois University and my major is Communications, Media, and Theatre. In my spare time, I use an application called Action Movie FX. This app allows me to record an area and then add a special effect to it.

I gained my passion through watching films and playing video games. I really enjoyed playing a video game called Super Smash Bros Melee. I loved the effects in the game, as well as the animation and motion graphics. When it comes to horror movies, I enjoy watching movies like Evil Dead, The Possession, and The Uninvited.
I hope that America Needs You will help me achieve my goal of becoming a visual effects artist. Through the ANY Fellows Program, I hope to gain a support system that could potentially last me for a lifetime. If I ever win an Oscar for visual effects I want my Mentor Coach to be there with me, so I can show them how far we’ve come and how their assistance, encouragement, and motivation helped me get here.

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