Creative studio Splice has hired VFX supervisor Andrew Sagar. Last month, Splice saw its VFX featured in the launch of the newest season of the original documentary series America Unearthed. Created and produced by Committee Films, America Unearthed is shown on the History Channel H2. Sagar is collaborating on the new series and other projects for Splice.
“Splice has always thrived on project diversity, so when we were looking to augment our visual effects team, we knew the ideal candidate needed to be versatile,” explained Splice partner Barb Condit. “We instantly saw that Andrew fit the bill. His wide scope of work in commercials, music videos and feature films gives him the kind of perspective that’s necessary in today’s multi-format environment.”
“Film and video production is tricky in that form and function need to integrate seamlessly,” Condit added. “It takes a unique personality to bridge the gap between the two, and Andrew excels at this. His extensive supervisory and production management experience ensures smooth project execution from start to finish.”
Sagar brings extensive experience at VFX studios across the U.S. and internationally. His most recent position was as senior compositor at Scoundrel VFX in New York. Prior to that, he was VFX supervisor at World Wide FX in Shreveport, La., where he managed a team of 40 artists and support staff, working on such feature films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, The Expendables, Home Front, Olympus Has Fallen and Conan The Barbarian. Prior to World Wide FX, Sagar served as senior editor/VFX artist at Precinct 13 Entertainment in Crestline, Ohio, where he collaborated on commercials, music videos and feature films. Sagar earned a degree in digital film at DHIMA Institute of Media Arts in Santa Monica, Calif.
“I am very excited to join the talented team here at Splice,” said Sagar. “The flexible pipeline, innovative custom in-house VFX tools and well-rounded team members are just a few things that made me eager to be part of the growing company. It will be fun to push the artistic and technical boundary of each and every project.”
“The great thing about Andrew is that he not only possesses the skill to create stunning work, but he also has an innate talent for managing large teams and mentoring less experienced artists,” said Splice VFX artist Ben Watne. “We look forward to the inspiration that he’s sure to bring to the team here.”
In addition to America Unearthed, Splice is collaborating with Committee Films on a show for Travel Channel called Top of the World, a new monsters and mythology series for H2 and an exciting new docudrama for ABC.