Meliza Fermin is an Emmy-award winning visual effects professional, with a career spanning over two decades in the television and film industries..

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University, her professional career began at New Dominion Pictures in Suffolk, VA, where she worked on visual effects and title design for various documentary series, such as "The New Detectives," "FBI Files," and "A Haunting" for The History Channel and Discovery Channel.

Fermin's pursuit of excellence led her to Los Angeles, CA, where she joined Nerve Films.  Here, she lent her talents to a multitude of commercial projects for prestigious brands such as Buick, Dell, and Autotrader.

Transitioning to episodic television and feature films, Fermin made significant contributions as a compositor and digital matte painter at Stargate Studios. Her impressive roster of projects includes hit shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "The Walking Dead," "Revenge," and "House of Lies," among others.

Fermin's breakthrough moment came with her work on the television series "Heroes," earning her nominations for Outstanding Created Environment at the Visual Effects Society Awards and Outstanding Visual Effects at the Emmy Awards, ultimately securing an Emmy win. Subsequent nomination for her contributions to "Touch", further solidified her reputation as a visionary in her field.

Throughout her illustrious career, Fermin has held pivotal roles as both a lead digital matte painter and senior compositor at companies including Fuse FX, Encore VFX, Method Studios,  Powerhouse VFX, and Mavericks VFX.  Her expertise extends beyond artistic prowess, as she has played a key role in developing pipeline tools that streamline workflow processes, ensuring seamless transitions from digital matte painting to projected setups for compositors.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Fermin remains deeply rooted in her artistic passion. She values the fundamental principles of art, from design and composition to perspective and color theory. In her downtime, she finds solace in returning to her roots, immersing herself in fine arts, studying nature, and creating oil paintings. For Fermin, the essence of her work lies in getting lost in the artistry of the task, regardless of project scope or complexity.

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