ESP Biography

DANIEL THOMLINSON, Stanford Masters student in Aerospace Engineering

Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:


I'm a Cali native who grew up in Irvine and has been moving northward ever since, going to UCLA as an undergrad and now Stanford as a Masters student. For most of my life, I've had a strong passion of music and the arts in general, but at 18 I decided to sell out to become an engineer. But hey, that stuff is cool too (even if that's the $$$ talking).

Hobbies include: cinema (!), cooking, writing, martial arts, watching UCLA lose at football, blundering in chess

Favorite films include:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Mulholland Dr.
- No Country for Old Men
- Ikiru
- Boyhood (fight me)

Past Classes

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A7371: An Exploration of Film Music in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
What makes the film scores of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings so great? How do they fit in the larger historical context of older Hollywood/international films, silent films, and even Wagner's operas? And what are some other insanely cool films and scores you should know about? If these questions sound interesting, then this is the perfect class for you! Join me, an avid film and music enthusiast, as we all kick back and watch a bunch of film clips across all genres to figure out what the larger picture is and why certain audiovisual experiences really resonate with us.