Tom Bertino

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Tom Bertino is a professional animator, formerly Animation Director and Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic.



He graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1981. Tom Bertino joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1986 as a Supervisor of the Rotoscope Department. Bertino later moved into the Animation Department. and contributed his talents to a number of feature films including: Star Wars , Terminator 2: Judgment Day , Death Becomes Her , The Abyss , The Mask , and Who Framed Roger Rabbit . [1] [2]

Beginning his professional animation career with Sally Cruikshank in 1978, Bertino has worked for Nepenthe, DiC, Hanna-Barbera and Colossal Pictures in a number of capacities including character design, storyboards, layouts, voices and sound effects.

In 1995, Bertino was nominated for an Academy Award for best achievement in visual effects and received a BAFTA nomination in the same category, for the groundbreaking computer graphics imagery he created in The Mask. [3]

In 2005, Bertino left ILM and became the Director of the Graduate Department of the School of Animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. [4]


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