|Birth Name||Johnny Tomasello|
Mini Bio (1)
Johnny Tomasello is a freelance artist living in NYC. He has been working as an Autodesk Flame artist since 2003, and as a music composer & producer since 1997. Recently, he has completed work on Robert De Niro's film "The Comedian" as a VFX artist. Previously, he has worked as a graphic designer, animator, video editor, web designer and audio recording engineer.
He studied drawing and piano from the age of 7, and began composing original music at 12. He started his academic career as a painter, attending the fine arts school Maryland Institute, College of Art. Interested in the connections between science and art, he moved his education to Rutgers. While completing a BS in Psychophysics, he was the first and only undergraduate to be awarded a research grant at UMDNJ Medical School. His thesis was "Musical Stimuli and it's Effects on Human Physiology". In a broad sense, that research was the beginning of a lexicon for sound and color, defining auditory and visual stimuli through it's quantitative effects on human physiology.
He has worked on many national ad campaigns as a VFX artist for clients such as Ikea, McDonalds, Nike, Visa, Chase, Nissan, Rocca Wear, Budweiser, MTV and more. He has shown his visual work in galleries and film festivals, winning numerous awards and distinctions. His music has been licensed by MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Showtime, among others, and has appeared on many of those network's original series. He also continuously work on new material for independent release.
Throughout his career, he has looked to the shared characteristics between art and science for inspiration. His personal work is decidedly post modern, and often ironic - balancing social/historical reference with allegorical storytelling, designed to provoke awareness and critical thinking. His experience, skill set and sense of humor support an individual ideology that makes everything he creates unique.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Johnny Tomasello