Stefen Fangmeier

As a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic for over 15 years, Stefen Fangmeier provided technical wizardry for some of the most spectacular films in the cinematic canon. His period of work in effects ... Read more »

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (18)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Earth to Echo 2014 (Movie)

VFX Supervisor(Additional Photography) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

(Industrial Light & Magic) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Dreamcatcher 2003 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

(Industrial Light & Magic) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Perfect Storm 2000 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

ILM visual effects supervisor (Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Trigger Effect 1996 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Casper 1995 (Movie)

digital character co-supervision (Visual Effects)
Executive (3)

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

lead computer graphics supervisor(ILM) (Supervisor)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

computer graphics supervisor(ILM) (Supervisor)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

computer graphics shot supervisor(ILM) (Supervisor)
Director (2)

Eragon 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

2nd unit director(blue screen unit) (Director)
Other (1)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

creative advisor(ILM/special visual effects) (Advisor)

Biography

As a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic for over 15 years, Stefen Fangmeier provided technical wizardry for some of the most spectacular films in the cinematic canon. His period of work in effects covers a time during which computer-generated imagery developed at dizzying speed, from the clunky and pixellated to the startlingly realistic. Worlds that Fangmeier has helped to bring to cinematic life include the bloody battlefields of "Saving Private Ryan," the dinosaur-stalked plains of "Jurassic Park" and the seascapes of "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." It was whilst working on the latter film that Fangmeier mentioned to 20th Century Fox that he was interested in directing his own film; after he'd worked for them again doing visuals for the Gothic children's fantasy "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," the studio granted his wish by giving him helming duties on their adventure epic "Eragon," in 2006. "Eragon" unfortunately failed to set off the sort of firestorm that its creator has effortlessly constructed onscreen, disappointing critics and fans of Christopher Paolini's source novel alike and drawing unfavorable comparisons to the "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" franchises. Fangmeier has since moved back into effects, working on Timor Bekmamabetov's hit "Wanted" and Chris Gorak's "The Darkest Hour."

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