“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers; but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”
Jon just finished working a pilot summer camp program with the Lyric Opera called S.T.A.G.E.S.. There he, along with other industry professionals, guided a group of high school students through all the aspects of designing and executing a production for the stage. It was his first time working with kids of that age in an educational environment, but he feels it was an overall success. Next year the Lyric plans to expand the program and Jon will be working to help improve it.
You can see some of their progress on Jon’s instagram.
“You always want to tell a story in cuts, through an uninflected image–let the cut tell the story. Because otherwise, you haven’t got dramatic action but narration.”
We’ve decided to get started on the first installment of a transmedia project designed for a child audience.
The project consists of a series of stories that will translate into multiple forms of media: storybook, animation, audio, mobile game, and various products. All of the stories in the series have been roughed in. The first we’ve decided to finalize is called The Kleptocatic Dream. It is a story about a megalomaniac feline who decides to conquer the world of man.