Tom Baurain is a young filmmaker from Kansas City whose path to success has been anything but a straight line. Freelancing and doing primarily corporate video work for 2 years before getting any formal education, he left Kansas City to attend Madison Media Institute in the spring of 2010. There he learned immensely from experienced and knowledgable teachers, and graduated with an associates degree in Video and Motion Graphics. Tom then returned to Kansas City and began freelancing once more. His work has been as varied as his clients, with a common theme of improving in the craft of storytelling and delivering cinematic images on a budget. One of his notable achievements since graduating would be contributing to Imogen Heap’s crowd-sourced nature film “Love The Earth.” He also participated in a 2012 SXSW panel sponsored by Dell & NVIDIA titled "Moving from Final Cut: Progress or Peril?"