(written from a Production point of view)
Bruce Jones is a visual effects producer who worked for Santa Barbara Studios (SBS) on episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, and on the Star Trek films Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: Insurrection.
A graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a formal training in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting, writing, music, and animation, Jones started his Hollywood career in the employment of SBS. His contributions to The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine were his first recorded credits.
Among his work at SBS are also included the critically acclaimed television mini series 500 Nations (1995), the comic adaptation Spawn (1997), the horror film An American Werewolf in Paris (1997), the comedy Paulie (1998), the science fiction thriller Supernova (2000), the comedy Road Trip (2000), the fantasy comedy Bedazzled (2000), and the science fiction thriller Red Planet (2000).
Upon closure of SBS, Jones then worked as visual effects supervisor, manager and producer for studios like Toy Box and Tippett Studios on projects such as the thriller K-19: The Widowmaker (2002, along with his former boss John Grower), the musical Chicago (2002), the crime thriller The Italian Job (2003), the fantasy sequel Son of the Mask (2005), the comedy sequel Daddy Day Camp (2007), the fantasy film Enchanted (2007), the comic adaptation The Spirit (2008), the horror thriller Drag Me To Hell (2009), and the music documentary This Is It (2009). More recently, he worked as visual effects supervisor on the crime comedy The Green Hornet (2011), the action film The Mark (2012), and the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013).
As a trained director, Jones worked as second unit director on the horror thriller The Messengers (2007), the crime thriller Bangkok Dangerous (2008), and the above mentioned horror thriller Drag Me To Hell (2009) and the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013). He was the director for "Earth Song", "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller" for Michael Jackson's planned 2009/2010 concert tour.