Biography

Manchester-born film-maker and photographer, John Eyre has a passion for film. Having received (as a gift) a VHS tape on the making of special effects, John became fascinated with film and never looked back. John enrolled at Salford University, to study for a BA (Hons) in Television and Radio, where he gained a wealth of knowledge in the film process and pursued his passion for film editing and narrative script writing. After graduating, John moved to the capital to study for a BSc (Hons) in Special Effects Design at London South Bank University. During his four years at South Bank, John discovered his passion for music production and taught himself audio engineering.

Upon his return to Manchester, and having gained an NVQ in photography, John began work as a production designer and visual effects artist. After working on various films including the 'The Rochdale Pioneers' (Film4), John co-directed and co-wrote the feature film 'Faust's Growth' and the short 'CACH€'.


curriculum vitae

Production & Visual Designer “The Flower and the Girl” (Breakneck Studios) - April 2014 –  June 2014

  • Fully visualised and construction of all characters and sets
  • Involvement of re-drafting the original treatment and synopses

Co-Director/Co-Writer “CACHE” (Bradford College) - Feb 2013 –  Nov 2013

  • Creation of original screenplay and production design
  • Co-production and management of pre-production, production and post-production

Co-Director, Co-Writer & Co-Production Design “Faust's Growth” (Co-oP) - April 2012 –  Nov 2012

  • Full adaptation of “Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe”
  • Full Direction and production design

Co-Production Design & Visual Effects Artist “The Rochdale Pioneers” (Film4) - Nov 2011 - Jan 2012

  • Design and creation of props and sets
  • Construction and implementation of Visual F/X

Co-Writer, Co-Director & Co-Animator “The Palace - A Stop Motion Animation” - Nov 2010 – July 2011

‘The Palace’ is a short film about a small boys struggle to survive the day to day dangers of an apocalyptic world.

  • Conceptual design of characters, props and set
  • Creation and implementation of props and set

Visual Effects Artist & Assistant Art Director “Julius Caesar” (BYFA) - Aug 2010 – Nov 2010

  • Design and creation of props and sets
  • Creation and implementation of visual effects

Special F/X Prosthetics “The Perfect Burger” (BYFA) - Aug 2009 –2010

'The Perfect Burger' directed by Todd Carty and starring Pauline Quirke.

  • Creation of an impression of an actor's head and shoulders using life casting and silicone moulding techniques
  • Recreation of facial features and hair using make-up and hair flocking techniques

Motion Graphics – "G.P.S.J. News" - Dec 2009 – March 2010

  • Creation of the original concept from draft to completion
  • Construction of a four piece series of motion graphics

Digital Assistant – "Fat Northerner Records" -  Oct 2007 – Oct 2008

  • Publishing of press releases detailing news of gigs and events
  • Research of venues and the organisation of monthly live events

Foley Artist on set “The School that Roared” (BYFA ) - Aug 2007 – Sep 2008

  • Recording of foley (sound effects) using Steinberg Nuendo (SX3) & mixing of foley
  • Mentoring of students in the foley process

Education

NVQ 2 & 3 Imaging and Photography - Abraham Moss College - July 2008 – July 2009

Areas studied include 35mm still camera, 35mm digital camera, medium format and large format. All cameras were covered with great depth.

Specific Skills Acquired:

  • Studio and portrait photography
  • landscape and product photography
  • All aspects of the darkroom were covered, from the negative to development

Software Packages Used: Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Dreamweaver

B.Sc. (Hons) Special Effects and Design 2.1 - London South Bank University - Sep 2002 - July 2006

Course Content: Drawing and creative knowledge of 2D and 3D computer programs, sound, animatronics and animation, the design and construction of physical effects and use of video and models for theatre, advertising and museum exhibitions.

Specific Skills Acquired:

  • Silicone work, moulding, sculpting
  • C.G.I.
  • Practical engineering
  • Sound recording, video editing, and chrome keying

Software Packages Used: Nuendo SX4, Reason, 3D Studio Max, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, InDesign, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

B.A. (Hons) Television and Radio 2.2 – The University of Salford - Sep 1998 - July 2002

Course Content: Advertising, creative narrative, popular culture and society, popular music, action movies, Silver Scream, sound engineering, VT editing and camera.

Specific Skills Acquired:

  • Sound recording and production
  • video editing
  • concept development
  • creative and narrative writing
  • recording and shooting

Software Packages Used: Pro Tools, Waves, Avid Media Composer, and Final Cut Pro

BTEC National Diploma Media Studies – Overall Distinction - The Oldham College - Sep 1996 - July 1998

Course Content: Media production, presentation and print journalism, which primarily covers aspects of television and film (with some radio and photography)

Specific Skills Acquired:

  • Sound Recording and Production
  • Film Editing
  • Recording and Shooting

Software Packages Used: Pinnacle System, Avid Media Composer

IT Skills:

  • Highly computer literate including installing and resolving hardware and software issues, troubleshooting and building computers.
  • An excellent working knowledge of Adobe CS Master Suite along with other specialist 3D packages
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems
  • An ability to learn new computer programs quickly on own initiative.

Interests:

  • Writing and performing with electronica band Audio Supply
  • A passion for studio and landscape photography, www.johneyre.co.uk
  • Keen interest in origami, world cinema and music

References on Request