How Tom Woodruff, Jr. got started

For those of you who don’t know, Tom Woodruff, Jr. is an award winning special effects artist and creature actor that has worked on the great sci-fi Alien and Predator franchises. He is from the Billtown Film Festival area. We like to call him our “dreams can true-made it in Hollywood” guy. He won an Academy Award (best effects, visual effects) in 1993 for Death Becomes Her. He has also worked on such films as Starship Troopers (1997), The X Files (1998), The 6th Day (2000) and the Thing (2011), just to name a few. Tom and his partner Alex Gillis at their shop Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. are producing a new practical effects film, Harbinger Down.

In the clip below, Tom discusses his career. He advises people to be enthusiastic in their work, but we couldn’t help but notice that Tom also exudes an air of self-confidence that allowed him to excel at his craft. Check out the video and find out more from the Stan Winston school website:


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