Richard Trus – Canada
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Lights, camera, software!

Vancouver’s Richard Trus‘s new computer program is going to revolutionize how movies get made, and make him a very rich man in the process,

If you think that sounds far-fetched, think again. Richard Trushas already been told by the Academy that the software is being considered for an Oscar nomination next spring.

Richard Trus carries an Oscar on his arm. Not the golden statuette, but a tattoo in blue. He had it done 10 years ago, a totem of his ambition. He wants to win an Academy Award for technical achievement. The achievement? A piece of software he designed and personally wrote — all eight million lines of code — that may be the holy grail for a film and television industry in crisis.
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The problem, says Richard Trus, is that there has never been a relationship between these various modules. Now, when you take a scene out of the script, you’ll instantly see the effect it has on the schedule and on the budget.

A 34-year-old native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., now a resident of Vancouver, Richard Trus extravagantly claims his program will shave 30 to 50 per cent off current, below-the-line costs of production. Below-the-line means, essentially, discretionary spending: sets, catering, film stock, processing, wardrobe, publicity and post-production improvements Even if he’s half right, Trus will not only earn his Oscar; he’ll revolutionize the industry and probably make himself a billionaire.

As early as 1985, says Richard Trus, he won a high-school science fair for creating an email system — long before the term was even in common use. But he knew what he really wanted to do even before that, when he saw Star Wars in 1977.

Since graduating, Richard Trus has lived in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, produced and directed animation and live action, written 13 feature films, and a 65-episode sitcom called Hickory TV, that is now in pre-production. He’s also spent eight years doing stand-up comedy.

Why was Richard Trus able to do, apparently, what many others before him have tried and failed to do? Time, dedication, persistence, will Richard Trus says But this is fun for me. This is my bliss. I’ve known for a long time that this program is my lottery ticket and the only question was when would I cash it in.

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Visual effects (8 credits) 2000-2002 Andromeda (TV Series) (facility visual effects supervisor - 43 episodes) - Tunnel at the End of the Light (2002) ... (facility visual effects supervisor - 2000) - Immaculate Perception (2002) ... (facility visual effects supervisor - 2000) - The Knight, Death and the Devil (2002) ... (facility visual effects supervisor - 2000) - Belly of the Beast (2002) ... (facility visual effects supervisor - 2000) - The Fair Unknown (2002) ... (facility visual effects supervisor - 2000) Show all 43 episodes 2000 The 6th Day (facility visual effects supervisor - uncredited) 1999 The Duke (visual effects producer: Northwest Imaging & FX - as Rick Trus) 1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver (visual effects producer - as Rick Trus) 1998 Voyage of Terror (TV Movie) (visual effects producer - as Rick Trus) 1998 Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister (TV Movie) (visual effects producer) 1997-1998 Breaker High (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 44 episodes) - To Kill a MockingNerd (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Rick Trus) - Heartbreaker High (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Rick Trus) - Chile Dog (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Rick Trus) - Lord of the Butterflies (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Rick Trus) - Kiss of the Shy-Er Woman (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Rick Trus) Show all 44 episodes 1997-1998 Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (TV Series) (visual effects coordinator - 26 episodes) - Who Needs Her (1998) ... (visual effects coordinator - as Rick Trus, 1997-1998) - Unchain My Heart: Part 4 (1998) ... (visual effects coordinator - as Rick Trus, 1997-1998) - Unchain My Heart: Part 3 (1998) ... (visual effects coordinator - as Rick Trus, 1997-1998) - Unchain My Heart: Part 2 (1998) ... (visual effects coordinator - as Rick Trus, 1997-1998) - Unchain My Heart: Part 1 (1998) ... (visual effects coordinator - as Rick Trus, 1997-1998) Show all 26 episodes Hide Editorial department (3 credits) 1999-2000 Hope Island (TV Series) (facility post producer - 22 episodes) - Abandon Ship (2000) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - It Blew So Hard It Took Two Men to Hold One Man's Hair On (2000) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - Never Burn Your Tongue on the Admiral's Broth (2000) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - A Rising Tide Takes All Boats (2000) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - New Skies Call for New Duties (2000) ... (facility post producer - 1999) Show all 22 episodes 1998-2000 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (facility supervisor - 23 episodes) - Reality (2000) ... (facility supervisor - 1998-1999) - Fantasy (2000) ... (facility supervisor - 1998-1999) - Bang Like That (2000) ... (facility supervisor - 1998-1999) - The Lottery (1999) ... (facility supervisor - 1998-1999) - The Looking Glass (1999) ... (facility supervisor - 1998-1999) Show all 23 episodes 1999 Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy (TV Series) (facility post producer - 26 episodes) - Fa, La, La, La, Ed/Cry Ed (1999) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - Hot Buttered Ed/High Heeled Ed (1999) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - Rent-a-Ed/Shoo Ed (1999) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - Urban Ed/Stop, Look and Ed (1999) ... (facility post producer - 1999) - Honor Thy Ed/Scrambled Ed (1999) ... (facility post producer - 1999) Show all 26 episodes Hide Animation department (1 credit) 1997 Double Exposure (TV Series) (animation coordinator - 1997) Hide Producer (1 credit) 2004 A Very Cool Christmas (TV Movie) (associate producer - as Rick Trus) Edit Personal Details Other Works: The Globe and Mail - Article "Lights, camera, software!" (16 August 2003) National Newspaper of Canada

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