Bruce Bertrand

Bruce Bertrand

Early Films
Animator, Editor, Music Composer and Visual Effects Artist

Randolph, New Jersey

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May 2013
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About Bruce

Take a kid who wants to be everything, an extremely active imagination, a family big on home movies and what do you get? My career path became clear when I was nine years old and allowed to use the movie camera for the first time. That all happened on Early Street in Morristown, NJ - hence Early Films.

A visual storyteller is not merely what I do, it is who I am!

I hold a Degree in Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
My chosen Major of Film with a Minor in Computer Science has given me a unique edge and high aptitude for today's quickly evolving media technology.

As someone on a constant quest for knowledge (that kid who wants to be everything), I made it a point to round out my university education with diverse subjects spanning the sciences, aviation (including a pilot's license), mathematics, philosophy, psychology and literature. Having at least an intuitive if not detailed understanding of the subject becomes extremely valuable when seeking the most interesting and creative approach to a project.

Along the road however I found myself working for short-sighted production companies (no longer in existence), and being labeled a "button-pusher" merely for being a video editor in TV news. You'd think a job like that in the New York market would be a huge plus - right? The people in the news department appreciated creative editors and videographers and would definitely vouch for my abilities beyond merely knowing how to operate the equipment.

But alas the ignorance and prejudices of those who hire for more esteemed production companies and agencies has left me spending 40 hours a week NOT utilizing my best skills for a paycheck.

As a result, I have poured most of my money into today's production tools enabling me to take my skills direct to end-users. At the same time, the relative affordability of these tools is allowing me to finally begin realizing my enormous mental inventory of original film, television, and music.

Unique traits: I can totally visualize a film concept in my head, complete with music, sound effects, and complex visuals.

Credits

  • Cousins

    Cousins (2013)
    Film (Biography, Comedy and Family) Editor After suffering a stroke, Danny Gordon is invited by his cousin Charlie to move into his home. The two have had very little contact over the years. As an author seeking a subject for his next book, Charlie finds it in the fascinating life recollections of his cousin Danny. Written by Anonymous

  • Bastard of Orleans, or Looking for Joan

    Bastard of Orleans, or Looking for Joan (2008)
    Film (Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family and 2 More) Editor Hoboken pizza-maker Federico Fellini, cousin to the famous director, attempts to fulfill his namesake's dying wish that a Fellini direct a film about Joan of Arc. This offbeat farcical comedy follows Fellini's attempts to find the perfect 'Joan' while keeping the film and his retirement years from falling apart. Written by Anonymous

  • Johnny Montana

    Johnny Montana (2006)
    Film (Drama) Editorial department Johnny in his mid-20's, from Brooklyn tries to grow beyond his provincial background in his quest for self-discovery but falls into a dark underworld that brings him everything he thinks he wants

  • Games People Play: New York

    Games People Play: New York (2004)
    Film (Comedy) Animation department In the style of many reality shows, six people (three men and three women) vie for a cash prize of $10,000 by performing risqué stunts and offering up scintillating confessionals on camera.

  • All Night Bodega

    All Night Bodega (2002)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew 15 year old girl leaves foster care and embraces life on New York's mean streets.

  • A 747 Pilots-Eye-View

    A 747 Pilots-Eye-View (1988)
    Video (Documentary) Editor Add a Plot »

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