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Dawn Dininger is an alumna of the University of West Georgia! After graduating from UWG, she moved to Mountain View, California, where she was mentored by special creature effects legend Devon Ryan. A year later she moved to Hollywood where she worked at many shops and studios-The Character Shop, Edge/XFX, Amalgamated Dynamics, KNB, Quantum FX, Stan Winston Studio, and Legacy Effects. Her most proud contributions to iconic character fabrication in recent films include the Pteranodon in Jurassic Park III, the Minoboar in Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the Blob from Wolverine, and the Sam Flynn suit from Tron:Legacy.