Mr. Tom Cook
Degrees & Credentials: BA Film Criticism, Purdue University; BA English, Purdue University; MFA Film Production/Cinematography, University of Southern California
Professional Interests: Film and video production, 3D animation, scriptwriting
Professional Background: Teaching assistant and adjunct at USC; camera operator and behind-scenes videographer for CBS-TV, FOX-TV; certified Panavision® operator; certified Steadicam® operator
Key Professional Work: Former senior editor for DC Comics role-playing game DC Heroes; camera operator on national award-winning United Way program “Hearing the Call”; producer of American Red Cross Heroes’ Breakfasts honorary videos; cinematographer and camera operator on award-winning FBI training video series.
Personal: Die-hard Chicago Cubs fan; avid scuba diver; videogamer; Jolt and White Castle aficionado; cinematographer on graduate thesis film for Lee Unkrich – Oscar™-winning writer/director of Toy Story 3; beaten horribly in Laser Tag by Tom Cruise in 1982.