SPLICE Adds Ryan Markley To VFX Team
June 23, 2015 by Screenmag
SPLICE has added VFX Artist Ryan Markley to its graphics team. He has film credits that include DELIVER US FROM EVIL, THE EXPENDABLES and THE MECHANIC.
“What's great about Ryan is that he can work quickly towards a photo-realistic result," explains Ben Watne, head of the Minneapolis-based shop's VFX Department. "And he's got incredible range. He can handle a wide variety of CGI tasks and do them all well -- and on a deadline. I know whatever he's assigned will be done right, and that's a great feeling to have when taking into account the complexity of the work we put forward to our clients.”
Known in the VFX community for having created the title character in TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D and blowing up MacLaren’s Pub in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Markley has worked in a variety of capacities throughout his career in film and television. During this time, he’s exhibited a knack for both leading a team and taking direction, and along the way, he’s offered this experience in the form of guidance to junior 3D artists. Markley has had tenures at Worldwide FX in Louisiana (working on all the Millennium Films), Scoundrel VFX, as well as working on theme park media and augmented reality at Falcon’s Digital.
“I joined SPLICE because I felt it was a very unique opportunity to be part of an insanely talented team of artists working in a creative, collaborative environment,” says Markley. “On top of that, Splice appeared to truly appreciate and respect each artist. My feelings were well founded, as my experience here has been nothing short of wonderful.”
“Ryan and I have worked on many projects over the past few years,” concludes SPLICE VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar. “So when we had to add to our VFX crew, Ryan was my first call. He has a great blend of artistic, technical and leadership abilities; which is very difficult to find in just one person. I am looking forward to collaborating with Ryan on the projects here at SPLICE.”