Let’s face it. Many young people desire a career in show business. Many of their parents insist they have a backup plan. Usually in another profession.
Here’s the great news. Students don’t need to seek another profession. They should follow their passion because there are lots of jobs in the television, theater and film industries. Union jobs at that! In my special effects seminar, I will show students one of those jobs, with thirty minutes of video, and then tell them about many of the other positions.
My FX seminar is fun, eye-opening and informative. Please explore this entire site. See the pictures and watch the video.
I retired from the coolest job in New York on September 1, 2016. I am happy to return to what I love most, teaching, mentoring and speaking with students. I have vast experience to share. A real insider’s point of view.
"Glynn brings his decades of experience to an entertaining, informative and inspiring presentation suitable for technical and non-technical audiences alike."
John Huntington, Professor of Entertainment Technology, NYC College of Technology/CityTech
"Dave and the writers wanted Dave's desk to vibrate. Glynn made it wiggle and shake all over the pace. It really broke up the audience. Glynn's creation was a masterpiece of comedy special effects."
Gary Kiffel, Late Show Sound Effects Engineer
I first met Glynn Borders in the mid 1990s when I was starting as the FX Director for "The Late Show with David Letterman". He soon became my preferred assistant and sometime substitute on the show. When I left the show he took over the position. While he needed to and did indeed learn the technical aspects of special effects his background as a performer and director helped him with the hardest part, how to translate an idea into reality. You often have the job of translating what they say they want into what they really mean they want. Glynn's background made him a valuable addition when we worked together and enabled us and eventually him to work with the creative team on a collaborative basis.
Gene Gebhardt Former FX Director "The Late Show with David Letterman"