Splice in Minneapolis has expanded its visual effects department with the addition of VFX artist Patricio Fernandez, who has worked on such feature films as Wrath of the Titans, Terminator: Salvation, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
“Adding Patricio has immediately bolstered our visual effects department,” says Splice producer Drew Sondeland. “He has the know-how and experience to be plugged in early, providing our clients with valuable pre-pro insight. His vast capabilities have already opened up a lot of new and exciting opportunities for Splice.”
Fernandez broke into the broadcast industry as host and producer in the mid-1990s, incorporating computer animation and visual effects into his projects. After graduating film school, he served as a creative and producer for commercial campaigns, an assistant editor for a feature film and an editor for a prestigious post-production company, all in Argentina.
Fernandez moved to the US in late 2000 where he earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Animation at the Miami International University of Art and Design. He then founded Illusion Factory in Florida and has been an Instructor in animation, cinematography and VFX, as well as a program developer for EDMC Schools.
In addition to his film work, Fernandez has contributed to many spots, including Super Bowl ads for Kia, Microsoft, Direct TV and Canon.