Animation Reel
Cell: 818-359-7718
Email: tom.gurney14@gmail.com
Tom Gurney
Cell: (818)359-7718
Emails: tom.gurney14@gmail.com
tgurney@earthlink.net
I have a number of years working in animation with my primary focus being Character Animation.

I began work as a stop-motion animator in 1987 for Will Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon. My initial work
experience was working on television specials and commercials, animating, armature design and construction,
set and prop design along with character design and development.

While working freelance stop-motion in the San Francisco Bay area I heard of a potential opportunity to work
with Pixar Animation Studios and was given the opportunity to begin working in computer animation in 1994 on
Toy Story for Pixar in Richmond, California. In 1996 I came to Los Angeles to work for Disney Feature Animation
in Burbank, California.

I have had quite a variety of experiences working in the animation industry since coming to Los Angeles,
working for animation, VFX, commercial and television productions companies and studios animating on Feature
Animated films, Visual Effects films, commercials, video game cinematics and television programs.

I have worked with the animation and VFX packages Maya, XSI, 3D Studio Max, Motion Builder and have
animated bipedal and quadrupedal characters acting and physical animation, accompanied by lip sync and facial
animation.  

I would be happy to make myself available at your convenience in the event my animation work reflects what
you are looking for in the animator position you may be looking to fill currently or in the future.

Additionally you may view my LinkedIn profile under Tom Gurney.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1027687&trk=hp-identity-photo

Thank-you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,


-Tom Gurney
Email: tom.gurney14@gmail.com
Cell/Primary: 818-359-7718
Animation work website: tgurney.com
Animation Outline for animation chapter’s from website: tgurney.com
Animation can be viewed through website as well as VIMEO.

The work included in my website reflects examples of my animation work that I have produced over the years
solely, with the exception of work done on the film Dinosaur which has a few examples of shared scenes which
the work may be seen as part of the Feature Animation Reel chapter on my website and through
VIMEO.

Feature Animation Reel:

Real Steel                                    Character Animation utilizing Motion Builder data and key frame                       
Digital Domain                             Animation.   
Venice, CA

                                            
Transformers                               Character Animation utilizing Motion Builder data, key frame                      
Revenge of the Fallen                   animation and Nuke compositing software.
Digital Domain
Venice, CA



Animation Compilation:       Character Animation, key frame animation scenes listed below.

                                                        
Spiderman                                    Key frame animation utilizing Maya animation package.   
Sony Imageworks
Culver City, CA

Red Planet                                    Key frame animation utilizing Maya animation package.   
Cinesite
Hollywood, CA

Rat Race                                       Key frame animation utilizing Maya animation package.
Cinesite
Hollywood, CA

Hollowman                                    Key frame animation utilizing Maya animation package.
Sony Imageworks                          to match action of Kevin Bacon.
Culver City, CA

Dinosaur                                        Key frame animation of Lemur’s utilizing Maya for body animation
Disney Feature Animation             Softimage for facial animation.
Burbank, CA  

Toy Story                                       Key frame animation utilizing Menv animation program, proprietary
Pixar Animation Studios                 animation program.
Richmond, CA   

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Feature Film Effects          
And Animation:



Real Steel                                        Key frame animation and enhancement of Motion Builder
Digital Domain                                 data.
Venice, CA

Transformers                                   Key frame animation.
Revenge of the Fallen
Digital Domain
Venice, CA

The Mummy                                    Key frame animation and motion capture enhancement.
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Digital Domain
Venice, CA

Animation Compilation:           Key frame animation from various feature VFX and Animated feature
                                                  films.
                                                   
Spiderman                                       Key frame animation.
Sony Imageworks
Culver City, CA

Red Planet                                       Key frame animation.
Cinesite
Hollywood, CA

Rat Race (Truck)                              Key frame animation.
Cinesite
Hollywood, CA

Hollowman                                       Key frame animation muscle man kiss.
Sony Imageworks
Culver City, CA

Dinosaur                                          Key frame animation of Lemurs.
Walt Disney Feature
Animation
Burbank, CA

Toy Story                                         Key frame animation utilizing Menv, Pixar proprietary animation
Pixar Animation Studios                   program.
Richmond, CA

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Video Game Cinematics Reel:

Medal of Honor Warfighter             Key frame facial animation and body as well as clean-up of
Digital Domain                                 Motion Capture data.
Playa Vista, CA

Gears of War 2                                Key frame animation utilizing Maya animation program.
Digital Domain
Venice, CA

“Uncharted” Drake’s Fortune         Key frame facial and lip sync animation.
Technicolor Interactive
Burbank, CA

Silent Hill Origins                             Key frame preliminary cinematic work.
Climax Group Inc.
Santa Monica, CA

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Barnyard Movie Animation:    Rendered key frame animation scenes utilizing XSI animation
Omation Studios                              package. Examples of work completed for the film “The  
San Clemente, CA                            Barnyard.”

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Claymation Comedy of Horrors
And Michael Jackson Speed Demon:

This chapter represents stop-motion animation work completed on the television special “Claymation Comedy of
Horrors” and an excerpt entitled “Speed Demon” from Michael Jackson’s film “Moonwalker.”

Claymation Comedy of Horrors                  Stop-motion animation.
Will Vinton Studios                                     CBS Television Special
Portland, Oregon

Speed Demon                                              Stop-motion animation segment for Michael Jackson’s
Will Vinton Studios                                      feature film “Moonwalker.”
Portland, Oregon

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Barnyard (Work scenes)                             Key framed animated scenes utilizing XSI prior to final
Omation Studios                                         render and comp.
San Clemente, CA               

Stop-Motion Animation                       Examples of my Stop-motion animation, compilation.
Compilation

Claritin “Tree”                                          Stop-motion commercial for “Claritin.”
Production Pascal Blais                               Worked with two other animators for 30 second spot.
Montreal, Canada                                        Received the Mobius Award for AnimationNon-Computer.

Claritin “Ragweed”                                     Stop-motion commercial for “Claritin.”
Production Pascal Blais                               Worked with one other animator for 30 second spot.
Montreal, Canada                                        Received the Mobius Award for Animation Non-Computer

                                                                              
Johann’s Gift to Christmas                         Stop-motion 30 minute television program for
O B & D Productions                                   the Canadian Broadcast Commission.
Toronto, Canada

Zun                                                              Stop-motion Japanese produced commercial
Will Vinton Productions                               featuring the California Raisins.
Portland, Oregon

Speed Demon                                              Stop-motion scenes from Speed Demon a segment
Will Vinton Productions                               from Michael Jackson’s feature film Moonwalker.
Portland, Oregon  

Meet the Raisins                                           Stop-motion scenes from the 30 minute CBS Television
Will Vinton Productions                                program.
Portland, Oregon                                          


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Claymation Comedy of Horrors          Stop-motion scenes from the CBS Television special
and Speed Demon                                   and scenes from Michael Jackson’s segment from his
Will Vinton Productions                                Feature film Moonwalker.
Portland, Oregon                                            Note: The Claymation Comedy of Horrors segment
                                                                 awarded an Emmy statue for the animation work.

                                                                Note: I was assigned to design and build all of the
                                                                Motorcycles Animated for the production of Speed  
                                                                Demon as well as Animate for this project.



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Illustration and Character Design           Compilation of Character design, Facial expression
                                                                  Studies, Sculpture, and Illustration related to both work
                                                                  and personal projects.

Billy the Kid                                                     Personal clay sculpture project WIP.

Crazy Horse                                                     Personal clay sculpture project WIP.

Female                                                             Personal work, pencil.

Female                                                             Personal work, pencil.

Little Girl                                                         Personal work, etching.

Wind Mill and Barn                                           Personal work, pen and ink.

Lemurs                                                             Personal work, pencil.

Skeleton-Bare Bones                                        Personal work, ink.

Will Vinton and Characters                               Personal work, pencil.

Dominos Noid in Slippers                                  Concept design, Clay
Will Vinton Studios
Portland, OR

Dominos Noids                                                  Character studies                                                                             
Will Vinton Studios
Portland, OR

Moby Mobile                                                      Character design and sculpture, Clay.
                                                                    Audition piece for Will Vinton Productions

“Bif”Twin                                                          Character sculpture and Boat design for Speed
Will Vinton Studios                                            Demon, sequence from Michael Jackson’s feature
Portland, OR                                                      Moonwalker.

Frankenstein                                                     Frankenstein and Pigs on rocket from scene
Will Vinton Studios                                            CBS television special “Comedy of Horrors”
Portland, OR                                                       stop-motion, clay.

Pigs on Rocket                                                   CBS television special “Comedy of Horrors”
Will Vinton Studios                                             Stop-motion, clay.
Portland, OR                                                                  

Sheldon Snail                                                      Concept character design, clay.
Will Vinton Studios  
Portland, OR

Sheldon Snail                                                        Concept character and facial design, clay.
Will Vinton Studios                                               CBS television special “Comedy of Horrors”
Portland, OR

Wilshire Pig                                                          Character design concept, clay.
Will Vinton Studios                                               CBS television special “Comedy of Horrors”
Portland, OR

Thank-you for your time and consideration, I am hopeful that the work I am presenting to you reflects the
caliber of animation that you would be looking for in any animation positions you may be looking to fill currently
or in the future.

Sincerely,

-Tom Gurney
818-359-7718
Animation website: tgurney.com