a few words about TOM...
Tom Bruno, Jr. is a freelance character animator living in Los Angeles.
He attributes his aptitude for character animation to his years acting in and directing theater (which incidentally do NOT include those first eighteen he spent exploiting his six other siblings in the sweatshop / theater most would recognize as his family's garage).
He's a ten year veteran of the visual-effects film industry and has worked client-side with top directors including Roland Emmerich, the Wachowskis, and Barry Sonnenfeld. His film credits include 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Monster House', 'I Am Legend', 'Speed Racer', and '2012'.
His award-winning work as an animator has been featured repeatedly as a Siggraph Animation Theater 'official selection' and has aired during four different Superbowls.
Most recently he made significant contributions during the previs process on 'Battle: Los Angeles' and 'Yogi Bear' and has recently completed character animation on 'Tron: Legacy', 'X-Men: First Class', and the forthcoming 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'.
Tom enjoys spending his spare time with his extended family in Chicago. They are oftentimes the fodder of his passion for photography/cinematography. Running, tennis, and discovering the 'mythic structure' within the composition of his favorite films are other hobbies that he enjoys. Tom has made his home on the west side of Los Angeles, and does his best to enjoy the 'now'.
- June 24, 2011
what people say about tom...
Rachelle Lewis, Recruiting Consultant,Sony Pictures Imageworks, January 30, 2008
“Tom is an excellent animator. He can cross the line from photo-real to squash and stretch...something not all animators can do with ease. Also, his personality is vivacious, fun, and he brings more than just his excellent skills to the table because of these traits. Any studio or production should consider themselves lucky to have Tom on board.”
Hilary Klarberg, Digital Coordinator , Digital Domain, December 3, 2008
“Tom is one of the fastest animators I have worked with, and it was always spot on. He was a pleasure to work with and even made time for some fun. I absolutely recommend him to any company, they would be lucky to have him.