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Blair’s First Filmmaking Job

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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The Audition Tape

My 11 year old son, Blair, wants to be a movie director when he grows up and asked if he could attend Denver School of the Arts so he has a better shot at getting into a good film program someday. The audition process was as grueling as getting into college. He needed a 2:00 film, an essay, a resume, a storyboard and examples of his graphic work. Then there was the interview and test. And of course he needed to show passion and enthusiasm. A process not for the faint of heart. We are still waiting to hear if he got in but I thought you might be interested in seeing his film. He has been at this since he was 7 and even has his own company called Figure Productions. The motto is “Go Figure.” You can see more of his work and ideas at http://youtube.com/bewalt12345. He’s very talented (if I do say so myself) and I’m so proud of my little Steven Spielberg.

For more information on Vicky Collins visit http://teletrendstv.com.