Cinema Arts Camp Founder & Director:
Bev is an accomplished concert pianist, composer, guitarist and artist. She spent most of her childhood either drawing or practicing. She graduated from Northwestern University Evanston Illinois with a degree in Music Education. She did graduate work in music therapy and guitar at The University of Kansas.
After her formal education, Bev's interests began to shift from performing to composing music for film. This expanded to becoming a filmmaker. While thriving as a much loved music teacher in the Portand Public Schools, Bev's skills in computer animation and motion graphics grew. This passion combined with her interest in education and led her to complete a full length 3D animated/live action fantasy adventure-mystery movie called “The Escape Of Middle C.” Bev's current plans for the future are to take this vision of teaching music into the world of interactive media.
Her passion for the digital arts is also shared by giving a summer camp for kids called the Cinema Arts Camp as well as workshops for teachers that emphasize the value of computer animation in teaching.
She also shares her life with a small West Highland Terrier called Rosie who has a big heart and a big personality. As Bev says, "I live in a Cesar Commercial."
Co-Director Jordi MacFife
Jordi is a filmmaker, motion graphics artist, video effects creator, and After Effects guru. After completing a BA in International Studies at UCSD, Jordi spent a year teaching people to fly helicopters. From there went back to school to study film, where he focused on documentary production and video editing. Since then he has been doing freelance special effects, motion graphics, audio and video production for a variety of short films and corporate videos. At his core, Jordi is a warm hearted friendly person who loves thinking about film, talking about film, learning about film, and sharing his knowledge with everyone around him. He is delighted to get the chance to work with and learn from creative kids.