Thanks for stoping by and viewing my work. The last time I had done any kind of showreel like this was in 2011, so I was long overdue for showing some of this stuff. In this collection there is a lot of the work that I haven't shown before, so some pieces are old, and others new.

I've always been a very technically proficient person, and a lot of that shows in the type of work I do. Since January 2000 I have been doing Visual Effects work that involved compositing, 2D/3D motion tracking, rotoscoping, and rig removal. Along that way I also started started refining that scope down to skills I really enjoyed, and also began developing workflows, and automations to speed up doing VFX work in general.

Today I do a lot of After Effects scripting, expression based animation, template creation, SynthEyes 3D camera & object tracking, particle simulation, and smoke & fire simulation. This is the work that fits my organized and technical mind the best. I enjoy it very much.

For those of you who may not be familiar with me, I do enjoy teaching and sharing the skills I've learned over the years. Evidenced by the free video tutorials, and scripting collections I have created since 2008.

If you or someone you know has a need for someone with these skills, please let me know. Just email me at the address in the video, I respond to that faster. :)

You can find more of my work at these locations:
          

While I dabble in a lot of areas, and experiment with stuff like Photogrammetry, I would place the following as my strongest skill sets.

Adobe After Effects (16+ yrs)
Adobe After Effects Scripting (8+ yrs)
Adobe After Effects Expressions (8+ yrs)
Adobe Photoshop (18+ yrs)
Mocha Pro (8+ yrs)
SynthEyes (10+ yrs)
Turbulence FD (4+ yrs)
X-Particles (2+ yrs)
Cinema 4D (5+ yrs)


David Torno Work History

PROJECT YEAR CLIENT WORK DONE URL
Ford Fusion - Driver's Assist (web advert) 2016 Ghost Town Media Client provided AE project cleanup, Animation adjustments, composite
Ford Mustang - EcoBoost (web advert) 2016 Ghost Town Media Client provided AE project cleanup, Animation adjustments
Adventures of Old Man (short) 2016 Dennis Shin After Effects template for bench composite
Zoe Ever After 2016 Dennis Shin Rig removal, Composite
Prius 2016 Ghost Town Media Batch process footage with fx treatment preset for client preview. Animated biometric UI.
13 hours 2016 Ghost Town Media Batch process footage with color treatment preset
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MochaBlend - Cinema4D Plugin 2015 Good Spirit Graphics Beta tested plugin that converts Mocha splines into extruded C4D objects. It also converts 2D planar track data into 3D C4D camera solves. View here
Free Function Friday After Effects Tutorial Series 2015 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Teaching and explaining ExtendScript custom functions (30 episodes) View here
Mask Adjuster (Free After Effects Utility Script) 2015 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Developed and released a script that globally adjusts the position of layer masks. View here
Ford GT (web advert) 2015 Ghost Town Media Animation
Ford Focus (web advert) 2015 Ghost Town Media Animation, Particles
Toyota Tacoma (Web Advert) 2015 Ghost Town Media Particles, smoke/dust simulation
MFS - Active Power (commercial) 2015 Ghost Town Media Visual Effects Onset Supervisor, 2D/3D tracking
Sonos (commercial) 2015 Ghost Town Media Visual Effects Onset Supervisor, 2D tracking, Keying, Roto
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 4 (tv series) 2015 Dennis Shin 2D/3D tracking, roto, cleanup
CG Eyes 2015 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Developed an After Effects template solution for creating 3D eyes for humans and creatures. Custom pseudo plugin controls all the properties. View here
A Faster Horse (documentary) 2015 Ghost Town Media Setup organizational pipeline for receiving, and delivering shots.
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Human full body 3D scanning (photogrammetry) 2014 SELF Experimentation with high resolution DSLR based photogrammetry process and post pipeline for capturing human subjects digitally View here
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock (music video) 2014 Ghost Town Media Keying, Processing, Region versioning templates
Linkin Park: Until It's Gone (music video) 2014 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, Animation, Compositing View here
Crystal (commercial) 2014 Ghost Town Media Compositing
Incarnate (feature film) 2014 Ghost Town Media Fire and Smoke Sim, 2D/3D tracking, Compositing, Animation, Keying, CDL AE Script Automation, VFX Templates, Post TD
Linkin Park: A Light That Never Comes (music video) 2014 Ghost Town Media 3D Camera Animation, Particle Animation, Compositing View here
Haunted House 2 (feature film) 2014 Ghost Town Media 3D Smoke simulation
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The Lazarus Effect (feature film) 2013 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, 3D Smoke Sim, AE Expression, Shot Templates
Muse (music video) 2013 Ghost Town Media Python controller for 3D multi-line generations
That Power (music video) 2013 Ghost Town Media 3D and 2D tracking, Particle generation, Compositing
WhiteHorse (short film) 2013 Ghost Town Media 3D animation, 2D tracking, Compositing
After Effects ExtendScript Training Video Tutorial Series 2013 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Teaching and explaining the ExtendScript language for After Effects (19 episodes/over 14 hours) View here
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Conan Obrian Show 2012 Consultation Consulted Edit and VFX team on 3D motion tracking
Mall (feature film) 2012 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, 3D Fire Sim, Compositing
Unilever Clear - Roots (commercial) 2012 Ghost Town Media Master Project Templates and organization for delivery, Compositing, 2D stabilizing
Unilever Clear - Enough (commercial) 2012 Ghost Town Media Master Project Templates and organization for delivery, Compositing, 2D stabilizing
Linkin Park: Honda Civic Tour (commercial) 2012 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, Compositing
Linkin Park: Burn It Down (music video) 2012 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, 3D Fire Simulation(filler elements) View here
Linkin Park: In My Remains - Concert Graphics 2012 Ghost Town Media 3D Particle Sim, 3D animation
It's Not You, It's Me (short film) 2012 Ghost Town Media 3D Fire sim
Expression Shorts Video Tutorial Series 2012 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Teaching and explaining After Effects Expressions (15 episodes) View here
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Absolut - Greyhound (music video/short film) 2011 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
Cold & Ugly (short film) 2011 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, compositing
Skylar Grey - Invisible (music video) 2011 Ghost Town Media Onset VFX asistant supervision, 3D tracking, compositing
Unilever: Clear - "Fast & Furious" (commercial) 2011 Ghost Town Media Project templating, languange conversions, developed script for remote automation
Linkin Park - Burning in the Skies (music video) 2011 Ghost Town Media Keying, 2D tracking, cast member View here
Linkin Park - Irridescent (music video) 2011 Ghost Town Media 2D/3D tracking, animation, fractal element creation, environment builds, roto View here
Basic - Teaching (series) 2011 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, compsositing, element animation
Basic - Fellowship (series) 2011 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, compsositing, element animation
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Linkin Park - Waiting For The End (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media Onset assistant VFX Supervisor, 3D tracking, particles, compositing View here
Linkin Park - The Catalyst (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media Compositing, water sim, animation View here
Linkin Park - Thousand Suns Concert Tour 2010 Ghost Town Media Animation, Particles, templated work previewer
Linkin Park - New Divide (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media Particles, 2d animation, compositing View here
Basic - Holy Spirit (series) 2010 Ghost Town Media Onset VFX Supervisor, 3D/2D tracking, compositing, animation
Basic - Follow Jesus (series) 2010 Ghost Town Media Onset VFX Supervisor, 3D/2D tracking, compositing, animation
Basic - Earth and Life (series) 2010 Ghost Town Media 3D/2D tracking
Juanes - Yerbatero (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media 3D/2D tracking, keying
Bridget Mendler - How to Believe (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media Particle animation
ZipFizz - Josie Bissett (commercial) 2010 Ghost Town Media Compositing
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media 3D/2D tracking
Bob - Airplanes (music video) 2010 Ghost Town Media Animation
Jonas LA (opening title) 2010 Ghost Town Media Onset VFX Supervisor, 3D/2D tracking, keying, compositing, animation
Disco Biscuits - Widgets (music video) 2010 Noah Rappaport Prepped and implemented C4D HDRI Lighting, compositing, 3D tracking View here
Disco Biscuits - On Time (music video) 2010 Noah Rappaport Prepped and implemented C4D HDRI Lighting, compositing, 3D tracking View here
Snoop Dog - Malice In Wonderland CH. 1&2 (music video/short film) 2010 Ghost Town Media Keying, compositing, animation
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Stand Up To Cancer 2009 Ghost Town Media Designed After Effects templates, scripting automation
BlackBerry - I Love What I Do (commercial) 2009 Ghost Town Media Particle animation, compositing
Being Erica (promotional piece) 2009 _______ 3D tracking
Warp 20 (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media Compositing, cleanup
The Void (short film) 2009 Noah Rappaport 3D tracking
Mary J. Blidge - The One (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media Animation, compositing
Rhapsody - Jay-Z (commercial) 2009 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, compositing, cleanup
Daniel Merriweather - Impossible (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, keying, compositing
Linkin Park - New Divide (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media Particle animation
Asher Roth - Be Myself (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media Keying, Roto
Alex Kogen - In My Head (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media 2D Character Rigging, 2.5/3D Animation, Compositing, 2D Tracking
Motorola Aura - Beckham (commercial) 2009 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
Fandango - Hot Man (commercial) 2009 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
The Fray - Never Say Never (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
Flo Rida - Right Round (music video) 2009 Ghost Town Media 3D/2D tracking
Disney XD (tv series) 2009 Plastic Cow Developed project templates, automated template through expressions, developed script for controlling build
Sonny with a Chance (opening title) 2009 Plastic Cow Compositing, animation, keying
Face Replacement Video Tutorial Series 2009 SELF (hosted at ProVideo Coalition) Showed techniques on how to do basic and advanced 2D face replacement via planar tracking, degrading footage, and compositing. Used actual music video for reference. View Basic here
View Advanced here
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Pistol Youth - In My Eyes (music video) 2008 More Media On set VFX Supervisor, 2D tracking, compositing, keying
Camp Rock - What's What Edition (special edition feature film) 2008 Plastic Cow Developed project templates, automated template through expressions, developed script for controlling build
Vision Of Blindness (documentary) 2008 David Gelb Roto, Cleanup
Pastry Kicks (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, Cleanup
Sony - Reader Digital Book (commercial) 2008 Ghost Town Media 3D camera and object tracking
Honda - Element (commercial) 2008 Ghost Town Media Animation
Kanye West - Champion (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, Compositing
Big Boi - Something's Gotta Give (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media Animation
Alkaline Trio - Help Me (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media Animation, Compositing
Bloc Party - Mercury (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media Animation
Watson Twins - How Am I To Be (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking, compositing, keying, roto
Angela Simmons - Center of Attention (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media Particle animation, cleanup
Laura Bryna - Life Is Good (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
MGMT - Electric Feel (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 3D tracking
Flight of the Conchords - Ladies of the World (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, face replacement, compositing, Onset assistant VFX supervisor, roto
Lyric's Born - I Like It, I Love It (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media Compositing, roto, 2D tracking
Sharam - The one (music video) 2008 Ghost Town Media 2.5D environment builds, keying, camera animation
The Other Side (short film) 2008 Artemis Entertainment LLC Directed, composited, fire simulation, particle animation
RayBan-Tongue Tricks (commercial) 2008 Ghost Town Media 2D tracking, compositing
The Lazarus Project (feature film) 2008 Visual Stimulus 2D tracking, composite, screen animations, roto
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High School Musical 3 2007 Startgate Studios Consulted VFX Supervisor on Syntheyes 3D motion tracking
Carmen Electra: Aerobic Striptease - In The Bedroom (special interest dvd) 2007 DNA Studio Rotoscoping, 3D tracking, composite
On The Doll (short film) 2007 Doom Inc. 3D tracking, compositing
Danni's Tales (children's special) 2007 Snowlion Entertainment Keying, motion stabilization
Dream Slashers (feature film) 2007 Cineville Roto, Compositing, 2D tracking
Hallettsville (feature film) 2007 Breakthrough Pictures Compositing, 2D tracking
Breakthrough Pictures (logo) 2007 Breakthrough Pictures Designed and animated logo
Real Social Dynamics-Transformations (dvd series) 2007 Nick Kho Composited text overlays
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G.I.Jesus (feature film) 2006 Cineville Compositing, 2D tracking
Pledge This! (feature film) 2006 TriCoast Studios Compositing, 2D tracking, roto
Light Years Away (feature film) 2006 Astrolite Entertainment Compositing, cleanup, 2D tracking
Justice Angel (promotional) 2006 Artemis Entertainment LLC 3D tracking, keying, compositing
10 Minute TV (bumper) 2006 TriCoast Studios Animation
Asylum (bumper) 2006 TriCoast Studios Animation
Night Skies (bumper) 2006 TriCoast Studios Animation
Premonition (bumper) 2006 TriCoast Studios Animation
Cult (bumper) 2006 TriCoast Studios Animation
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The Indie Pendant (feature film) 2005 Vision Dynamics Entertainment Camera operator, Compositing
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Straw - Fourty Eight (music video) 2004 AOI Records Camera operator
Dwelling (short film) 2004 True Caliber 2D tracking, blood fx, compositing
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The S.I.N. (feature film) 2001 Vision Dynamics Entertainment Camera operator, compositing
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