Tom Botchii Skowronski developed a love of major motion pictures during his early teens, after scoring a job on a local video production crew. At the age of 15, he began shooting concerts, editing Sprint Car events and working in the Master Control room for Butte County's local public access station. As his love for all things video grew, so did his passion for live music and sports entertainment. He quickly brought together a crew of students and friends and began working on a documentary series entitled Conformation Bias. Which would focus his attention on unconventional touring acts. Namely, this meant traveling long distances to acquire footage of punk bands, violent live performances and uninviting stories of life on the road. His passion for sports entertainment collided with the MTV style of Conformation Bias, when he began production on The Territory. A new take on the world of professional wrestling, The Territory examined life on the indy circuit and showcased some of sports entertainments most exceptional performers. Skowronski, was given the nickname Botchii (based on years of being in a band of the same name) and took over the microphone as one of the show's on-air personalities and commentators. He credits his days as part of The Territory, as his first step into the world of acting and theatrical performance. Before joining the team at Frame 24 Films and beginning work with Director Nick Leisure, Tom Botchii worked for the national publication Videomaker Magazine as an Associate Editor and Video Editor. This saw his continued expansion into the world of production, as this allowed him to teach his craft to students and readers as a Conference Instructor at live hands-on workshops during Videomaker events. He continued to develop his gab in front of the camera as a host to many of the over 70 segments he produced, edited and directed for Videomaker over his two years as part of the staff. While learning all types of filmmaking and editing techniques, Skowronski has since spent many hours in front of the camera as an actor, host and commentator for many companies to help push there products and services, tell narrative stories and raise production values. With over 10 years of various aspects of production under his belt, including but not limited to working on commercials, music videos, short films and various production internet sites, Skowronski has Frame 24 Films, Tru TV, Build.com, Videomaker Magazine and multiple commercial clients including Best Buy among his credits and resume.
Post-Apocalypse realistic Zombie film, which I worked on as Director, Actor and Editor. It was shot on Canon 1D Mark IV HD-DSLR and Canon 5D Mark II HD-DSLR and it was edited in Adobe CS4.
Equipment / Gear / Software
I own a Canon 7D with multiple lenses as well as a jib, Tommy TRACK dolly system and multiple editing bays, including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and CS5.
Clients / Credits
- Videomaker Magazine - Director
- Script Supervisor
- Frame 24 Films - In-House Video Editor
- The Lot - Editor
- The Territory - Director
- Conformation Bias - DP
- Build.com - Senior Editor
- Sierra Log Homes - DP
- BCTV - Editor
- Technical Director
- First AD
- PCW - Director
- Tom's Life Sucks - Editor
Awards / Honors
- Tom's Life Sucks (documentary) - Best Editing - Paradise Film Festival
- Tom's Life Sucks - Viewer's Choice - Paradise Film Festival
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