In 1989, Tom Martinek moved to California and began working as a camera assistant and part-time model maker for Apogee Productions after working for several years as the head of the optical department for a film lab on the East Coast. Martinek then moved on to the Los Angeles office of Pacific Data Images where he became the head of the film scanning department. In 1995 he accepted a Technical Director position at Industrial Light & Magic on Congo.
Tom’s love of visual effects began at a young age. From early experiments with stop motion and various other film effects to teaching himself motion control photography and computer graphics, he has spent most of his lifetime working in this area if the film making process.
FILM CREDITS Feature Films 2004 xXx2 (Senior Technical Director 2004 MASK 2 (currently in production) – CG Supervisor 2003 MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD – Sequence Supervisor 2003 THE HULK – Sequence Supervisor 2002 MINORITY REPORT – Sequence Supervisor 2001 A.I. - Sequence Supervisor 2000 SPACE COWBOYS - Senior Technical Director 1998 DEEP IMPACT - Sequence Supervisor 1997 THE LOST WORLD: JURASIC PARK - Senior Technical Director Academy Award Nomination - Best Visual Effects 1997 RETURN OF THE JEDI SPECIAL EDITION - Senior Technical Director 1996 DAYLIGHT - Technical Director 1996 TWISTER - Technical Director Academy Award Nomination - Best Visual Effects British Academy Award - Best Visual Effects 1995 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - Technical Director 1995 CONGO - Technical Director