The Set

The Set

This is quite an old photo - from 1991. I remember who the guy in the hat is: Jeff. But I have no idea who the other two people are. It was actually taken at the dinner event that eventually led to my job working in the movie industry in special effects. It was a charity dinner that was made to look like a movie set and the guys at Thomas Special Effects [new window] noticed my work and asked me to work for them. In the short few years that I worked there I had some of the most fun that I would ever have at a job. Where else do you get to blow stuff up, climb around in high rigging, make fire, wind, snow and rain, and get paid really well to do it. No two days were ever the same and there certainly weren't any boring moments.

Sadly, John Thomas - an incredible mentor of mine - passed away from a brain tumor in 1994. Everything I know about working hard and having a strong work ethic came directly from that man. With a character that could be described equally as a force of nature and an eccentric genius, he led by relentless example. He was extremely demanding to work for and demanded the same if not more from himself. There were many times where I worked to exhaustion wondering if I was going to make it only to find out that there was more within me. Without John, I would never have known what I was capable of. I never got the chance to tell him that.

Thank you, John.

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The Set

The Set

This is quite an old photo - from 1991. I remember who the guy in the hat is: Jeff. But I have no idea who the other two people are. It was actually taken at the dinner event that eventually led to my job working in the movie industry in special effects. It was a charity dinner that was made to look like a movie set and the guys at Thomas Special Effects [new window] noticed my work and asked me to work for them. In the short few years that I worked there I had some of the most fun that I would ever have at a job. Where else do you get to blow stuff up, climb around in high rigging, make fire, wind, snow and rain, and get paid really well to do it. No two days were ever the same and there certainly weren't any boring moments.

Sadly, John Thomas - an incredible mentor of mine - passed away from a brain tumor in 1994. Everything I know about working hard and having a strong work ethic came directly from that man. With a character that could be described equally as a force of nature and an eccentric genius, he led by relentless example. He was extremely demanding to work for and demanded the same if not more from himself. There were many times where I worked to exhaustion wondering if I was going to make it only to find out that there was more within me. Without John, I would never have known what I was capable of. I never got the chance to tell him that.

Thank you, John.

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Posted: 2006-12-02 | 22:01


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