North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Dylan Jacobs

I am a junior, soon to be a senior, at Bradley University. My major is Interactive Media I have recently found a passion for creating special effects. When I graduate, I plan on being a technical director at a firm which does so. My long term goal is to eventually do effects work for Dreamworks, Pixar, or Insomniac.

I have spent a lot of this year getting better at both Piano and Guitar as well, which as of a few weeks ago, have started doing live at a coffee house with one of my fraternity brothers. I am the Senior representative for our fraternity standards board. This summer before camp, I am going to begin volunteering at the Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter (orientation is next Saturday), which I intend on continuing after I come back from camp next fall. This will be my tenth summer at North Star and I'll be instructing swimming and waterskiing at camp!

More About DJ

Favorite Tombstone pizza type: Brick-Oven Style Deluxe

Favorite project at camp (that you don’t necessarily instruct): Water-Games

Your three favorite movies of all time: The Dark Knight Rises, Into the Wild, and Electric Apricot

Preferred wanegan offering: Reese's (any kind)

Best evening program at camp: Friday Night Campfire

Favorite cartoon character: Zapp Brannigan

Favorite camp (card) game: Euchre

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?: Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour

What is your dream job: Special Effects Director at Dreamworks, Pixar, or Insomniac Games

A little known fact about yourself: I just recently got stitches for the first time, having fallen out of a tree onto a pole. I had to get 5 stitches on my butt.