Tony Como

Tony Como

Supervisor Head of Digital Prep / 5 yrs

Montreal, QC

Head Of Digital Prep

Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The one and only Ivan (2020)

Head Of Digital Prep

The Witches (2020)

Head Of Digital Prep

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

Head Of Digital Prep

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Rim Of The World (2019)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor / Head Of Digital Prep

For All Mankind (2019)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Ad Astra (2019)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

The First (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Monster Hunt 2 (2018)

Head Of Digital Prep

Dhaka

Head of Digital Prep

Top Gun Mavericks

Head of Digital Prep

Bloodshot (2020)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

WONDER WOMAN 1984 (2020)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Men in Black: International (2019)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Into the Rainbow (2019)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Welcome to Marwen (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

The Predator (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

God Particle (2018)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Downsizing (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

All Eyez on Me (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

The Circle (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Silence (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

American Gods (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

The OA (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Stranger Things (2016)

Digital Compositor

Horns (2014)

Environment Artist

The Ball Unleashed (2012)

Environment Artist / Stereoscopic Compositor

Heads-Up Display (2012)

Stereoscopic Compositor

The Smurfs (2011)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

13 Hours

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Digital Effects

My First Time

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Doctor Strange (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

God Particle

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

Digital Paint & Roto Department Supervisor

The Great Wall (2017)

Senior Digital Paint Artist

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Digital Artist

Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

Paint and Rotoscope Artist

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Digital Artist

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Senior Paint Artist

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Compositor and Stereoscopic Compositing

Epic (2013)

Digital Artist

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

As the Head of Digital Prep at Method Studios Montreal, I manage all aspects of Digital Paint and Roto (DPR), and MM departments. When I first began my career with Method Montreal, I built the DPR team, developed a robust roto pipeline, and created the outsourcing aspect of the department and company. I am hands-on and knowledgeable in all areas of my departments. I oversee all scheduled work, support resource initiatives, and ensure we establish and maintain best practices and standards across all internal/external work. Responsible for implementing and executing continuous department improvements, I partner with artists, team leads, other departments, and show productions. Improvements include, but are not limited to addressing issues, create and present strategies, and negotiate and implement solutions.

While at BaseFX, I supervised and managed a team of over 80 artists across three studios in Mainland China. We worked on over 18 projects with ILM and on local film projects. During my time there I developed DPR’s internal pipeline, improved communication and standards across multiple areas within the company, and maintained a strong relationship with ILM’s Paint Department. Before BaseFX, I was with ILM and Weta as a senior digital paint artist where I worked on a variety of projects that helped define my love for Digital Roto and Paint, and build my understanding and knowledge of compositing.

Over my career, I have worked at a variety of companies, pipelines and worked on shots and projects. Most importantly I have supervised teams both locally and remotely. As a result, I have developed the expertise to supervise and lead large teams and direct and perform complex paint and roto tasks on a variety of types of projects. I developed my skill set while working at companies like BaseFX, ILM, Weta Digital, NewBreed, Blue Sky Studios, Framestore CFC, and Digital Domain.
Work History
  • Base FX

    ? - Present
  • Head of Digital Prep

    Method Studios

    February 2019 - Present
    Montréal, Canada
  • Head of Digital Paint and Roto

    Method Studios

    August 2018 - January 2019
    Montréal, Canada
  • Digital Paint and Roto Supervisor

    Atomic Fiction

    August 2018 - December 2018
    Montréal, Canada
  • Digital Paint and Roto Supervisor

    Base-FX

    October 2015 - September 2017
    Beijing, China
  • Senior Digital Paint Artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    May 2014 - October 2015
  • Digital Artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    April 2014 - June 2014

    Credits:
    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

  • Digital Paint Artist

    Weta Digital

    June 2013 - April 2014

    Credits:

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Dawn of Planet of the Apes

    Senior Paint Artist

  • Compositor

    Newbreed Visual Effects

    April 2013 - May 2013

    Credits:

    Horns
    Site 146

  • Compositor and Stereoscopic Compositing TD

    Blue Sky Studios

    November 2012 - April 2013

    Credits:

    Epic

  • Paint and Rotoscope Artist

    Framestore

    October 2012 - November 2012

    Credits:

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • Stereoscopic Compositor/Layout Artist

    Digital Domain

    January 2012 - September 2012

    Credits:

    Mets: Heads Up Display (2012)
    Layout Artist/Stereoscopic Compositor

    Mets:The Ball Unleashed (2012)
    Layout Artist

  • Digital Artist

    Digital Domain

    February 2011 - December 2011

    Credits:
    Smurfs (2011)
    Stereoscopic Compositor (uncredited)

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    Stereoscopic Compositor (uncredited)

  • Creative

    Apple Retail

    November 2010 - January 2011

    I was a trainer to our OnetoOne customers. Showing them everything from the basics to Final Cut Pro.

  • Motion Artist

    Capsule Media

    April 2010 - November 2010

    Created and completed motion graphics, compositing, editing, and final audio mixes for a variety of commercial clients.

    Credits:
    My First Time
    Digital Effects

    Discovery Saved My Life: Last Chance to Survive
    Compositor (uncredited)

  • Specialist

    Apple Retail

    2009 - May 2010

    I was a Specialist.

  • Motion Designer

    Spine3d

    May 2006 - February 2010

    I finalized editing, color correcting, motion graphics, compositing, matchmoving, and rotoscoping on a variety of high-end architectural animations.

  • Freelance Artist

    Zimmerman Advertising

    November 2009 - November 2009

    Created motion graphic spot and rotoscoped footage for car commercial.

  • Intern

    Studio of Digital Art

    January 2006 - May 2006

    As an intern, I completed video editing tasks as well as creating the company demo reel.

Education
  • Miami International University of Art and Design

    2004 - 2007