My 12 year old son, Blair Ewalt, a budding filmmaker and 7th grade student at Denver School of the Arts, just produced his first professional film. It is a two and a half minute promotional piece for an exhibit called “The 4000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks” at Denver’s Mizel Museum. The exhibit opens on February 2, 2011.
It took Blair less than two weeks to produce the video. He shot it in high definition and edited it on Final Cut. He did the videotaping over Christmas break so he didn’t miss any school. What makes me particularly proud about this is that his father and I didn’t get him the job. The marketing manager of the Mizel Museum, Sue Stoveall, remembered his audition film for DSA, a short called “A Christmas Gift,” and thought he had the right stuff.
He will have his first paycheck soon and the museum is sending a press release out to the Denver Post and other media singing the praises of the middle school kid who they hired. Congratulations, Blair. Someday I’m sure we will all be working for you.
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