George Telonis started his film career in the engineering department of The Johns Hopkins University. After failing a number of classes he decided to reassess his collegiate academic pursuits and ended up in the film department. His first class was in Russian cinema and despite that fact he stuck around the department to learn more about movies where he graduated with a BFA in film in 2007. He is currently attending the Florida State University Film School where he is pursuing his MFA in Film Production. He is specializing in cinematography.