Endorsements

"I had the pleasure of working with Ty at Disney. He is focused, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about his craft. His use of the camera for visual and emotional storytelling was exactly what I wanted. Ty brought a collaborative, enthusiastic, and positive energy to the production and I look forward to working with him again. “

Mark Dindall - Director - The Emperor’s New Groove

 

"Tyler Thomson is quite simply the best pre-viz artist that I have ever worked with. His strengths in dynamic shot design, composition, animation, and overall cinematography have been indispensable to me as a director. He has single-handedly led some of the most challenging sequences that we have put on screen. His exemplary work and enthusiastic, hard-working attitude is nothing short of inspiring to everyone around him. Tyler is a consummate filmmaker, through and through, and I wouldn't want to make another film without him."

Dean DeBlois  - Director - How to Train YourDragon 2

 

"I hired Ty Thomson with three prerequisites:  Vision, Partnership, and Leadership.  Ty delivered across the board.  He first brought a clear, unique, and well planned Vision for the shooting philosophy for the film.  He outlined stylistic choices inspired from live-action shooting and visual storytelling, thus rooting our 3D cameras within a meaningful and realistic approach that would touch our audience in a deeper way.  His Partnership with the other department leads, the production management team, and directors was unparalleled, making the planning and scheduling vs. the realities of scope and production timelines manageable.  And lastly Ty’s Leadership was a beacon of light.  He came into a partial pre-existing team, then filled it out with additional new hires.  He worked hard in bringing balance, enthusiasm, and ownership amongst the team.  The creative results were record breaking.  Ty is a calm, resourceful, fair, motivational, strategic, and responsible artist and Leader."

Ferrell Barron - Producer - Disneytoons

 

"Tyler Thomson is more than an artist - he's a filmmaker and a visionary.  He not only makes the films he is on better, he makes the process better.  Wish every movie I worked on had Tyler on board as part of the creative team."

Grant Curtis - Producer - Spider-Man 3

 

"Tyler is easy to integrate into any team, he is production tested, battle scared with creativity and in my experience strives to make every element of every frame count!"

Richie Baneham - Animation Supervisor - AVATAR

Film Credits

IMDB link

LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT film - Previs Supervisor

UNRELEASED DISNEY FILM - Head of Layout

BOSS BABY - Previz 

STAR TREK 3 - Previz 

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: Roadchip - Storyboards

HOME — Previz

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 — Previz Lead 

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS — Previz 

PUSS IN BOOTS — Previz Lead 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON — Previz 

AVATAR — Previz 

SPIDER-MAN 3 — Previz

Studios

Disneytoon Studios

Dreamworks Animation

Paramount Pictures

Lightstorm Entertainment 

Columbia Pictures 

20th Century Fox

Software:

Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Motionbuilder

Education:

Brigham Young University

Utah Valley State University