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Mark Scott Spatny 

Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer

News articles, interviews, and behind the scenes videos featuring my work.

FX GUIDE:

'STATION 19 VFX'


FXGuide's Mike Seymour interviews Compositing Supervisor Mike Brumit, CG Supervisor Ron Herbst, and I about CoSA's work on on the STATION 19 episode 'Into the Wildfire', where we recreated the destruction of a Southern California suburb by a devastating brush fire.

VFX VOICE:

'Stunts, Special Effects, and VFX: Anatomy of a LETHAL WEAPON shot'


From April 2019, Ian Failes from the Visual Effects Society's VFX Voice interviews Stunt Coordinator Tim Trella, Special Effects Supervisor Brendon O'Dell, and I  about the huge stunt sequence for Lethal Weapon's series finale, where our stars jumped out a 34th floor window as the high-rise building blows up behind them.

POST MAGAZINE:

'VFX For TV: ABC's STATION 19'


From March 2019, Linda Romanello's interview with me in Post Magazine regarding CoSA's work adding the fire to ABC's firefighter show 'Station 19'.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

From August 2018, an article that quotes me regarding the Television Academy awarding the Governors Award to the STAR TREK franchise at the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony. I chaired the TV Academy committee that spearheaded this effort.
INVERSE.COM

From September 2016, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the seminal superhero series HEROES, an interview by Emily Gaudette looking back at that show, and discussing the boom of DC and Marvel superhero shows that came after.
FXGGUIDE Podcast #260: 

From August 2013, here is a 43 minute podcast interview I did with FXGuide's Mike Seymour in response to my blog post criticizing the way the entertainment media reports about television visual effects, and how they should be reporting on artistry, not technology.


YOUTUBE - BBC One

'Behind the Scenes of

Nightmare in Silver - DOCTOR WHO Series 7'


A behind the scenes look of how we created one of the signature effects of the Doctor Who episode 'Nightmare in Silver', that aired on May 11, 2013.

ICG MAGAZINE

From the March 2013 issue of  the International Cinematographers Guild monthly magazine featuring the cinematography and visual effects for the Soviet submarine drama PHANTOM.

YOUTUBE 

HEROES Season 3 DVD Extra:

'Completing the Scene'


From 2009, the HEROES Season 3 DVD set features a "behind the scenes" feature with the crew from Stargate Studios, detailing how we created the Emmy winning effects for the series, and the process we went through to push the envelope on television effects week after week.

ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK:

From September 2008, Animation World Network's Tara Bennett  interviewed me about the explosion of awesome work in the series' new season.
THE WASHINGTON POST

From November 2007,  The Washington Post's Amy Amatangelo details the evolving world of television effects, featuring interviews with me, as well as the creative teams behind Pushing Daisies, Supernatural, and Bones
FXGGUIDE Podcast 

From May 2007, Mike Seymour interviews VFX Supervisor Mark Kolpack and I about the challenges of creating the visual effects for HEROES season 1.
ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK

From August 2005, an article by Sarah Baisley announcing my appointment by Stargatge Studios as Supervising Producer, overseeing the producers and coordinators of the company's Los Angeles, Vancouver, and London offices.