My newest interview subject, John Bruno, is an accomplished visual effects artist. He’s helped to create some of the most memorable images of the last few decades of blockbuster cinema in projects ranging from Ghostbusters and the first two Poltergeist films to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Batman Returns to Avatar and the Twilight films. He’s even won an Oscar, taking home the Best Visual Effects Oscar for The Abyss. I spoke to John Bruno recently about his long and diverse career, and we put this together over the course of two phone calls. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this amazing talent.
I was born in 1982. The rock sounds that I came of age with in the 90s were of the grunge and alternative persuasions, music that had a depressed and nihilstic sound to it. Considering how bad my life was in the 90s, I turned to the rock music of the 80s for an escape. In 2000, for the first time, I heard the song “Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford.