Fabio Zapata is a Visual Effects and 3D Animation specialist. Serving as Technical Director in Visual Effects for companies such as: Method Studios, ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Fabio initiated his studied several semesters in programming and computer science in Colombia. After moving to the US in 1995 from Pereira, he joined the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he graduated with a degree in computer animation then went on to do an specialization in Visual Effects and Animation, from which he graduated in 2003.
Formally began his career as part of NBC in Miramar, Florida, making his way into the competitive world of the entertainment industry. In 2003 Fabio moved from Florida to California, home to the world of great films. He began working in commercial production getting his name around and eventually began to be known among film and television producers. Then Hollywood came on board. His first experience in a blockbuster was “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. “ He was responsible for conducting the visual effects of the beavers and wolves, key figures in the world of fantasy where the plot unfolds.
Today Fabio has a desirable list of studios in his resume such as: Method Studios, ILM, Stargate Films, Asylum, Zoic, Sony Pictures Imageworks, EA. Recently he worked on the blockbuster production Transformers 3. His work can be seen in mega productions like, Spiderman 2and 3, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ghost Rider, The Return of Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, I Am Legend, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Alice in Wonderland.