Born and raised in
Maryland, Quinn had an early fascination with the technical aspects of
film production. His love of reading started him collecting any
publication he could find about film instruction. Cinemagic, published
by Don Dohler, was one of the magazines that had first introduced Quinn
to low-budget movies and to the filmmaking of Dohler.
In the mid 1980s,
Quinn focused what he had learned
from reading and film classes to write, produce, and direct local cable
commercials. The 30-second spots included many visual effects and were
all shot on film. Low-budget filmmaking techniques were used to create
the spots for very little money.
When Quinn is not
listening to DVD commentaries, he
works at his “real job” as a computer graphic artist. Over the last 17
years he has created artwork for the offset, silk-screen, and
flexographic printing industry.
In 2000, Quinn joined
up with Timewarp to handle
practical and computer effects for Harvesters.
“I really enjoy low-budget films more than the big blockbusters. I love
to see someone create something entertaining without any money. Using
your creativity is what is important, not how much money can be spent.”
favorite directors are: John Carpenter, Sam Raimi and
the Cohen brothers.
genre movies are: The Fog, Evil Dead, and Blood
movie era is the first half of the 1980s, when
Dohler’s early films were on the video shelves. The Mom and Pop video
stores were open and were stocked with a lot more low-budget
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