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2022 Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Honoree:
The Art Effect
Paul Thompson grew up in Beacon and attended Dutchess Community College and The College of Saint Rose. As the Associate Director of Media Workforce Programs at The Art Effect in Poughkeepsie, Paul serves as lead instructor for the organization’s Spark Studios filmmaking and media programs. Thanks to music and music videos, he’s been interested in media production since early childhood. After-school music production in high school led Paul to study communication in media at DCC, where he gravitated toward video production and photography. His career goal is to open a multimedia production studio for emerging content producers working in music and video production.