Fortunato brings over 2 decades of VFX production experience as an artist, supervisor and manager. He has over 100 feature film and television credits to his name on productions such as Mars Attacks (1996), Armageddon (1998), Spider-Man (2002), The Hunger Games (2012), Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013), and Goosebumps (2015). Fortunato has been using the industry’s leading compositing software such as Nuke, Flame and Inferno.
Fortunato has also worked as an instructor and manager where he has trained artists for this industry’s fast-moving production environment. He has mentored artists on both a technical and artistic level as well as creating course content for internal learning management systems for several industry leaders.
Fortunato continues to be involved with school outreach programs in Canada and the US where he conducts lectures in High Schools, Colleges and Universities.
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Creativity and problem-solving have always gone hand-in-hand for senior visual effects artist and Learning & Development manager Fortunato Frattasio. A native of Montreal, Fortunato’s passion for detail began during his education and early career in graphic arts. With the advent of advanced digital technology, Fortunato left design to pursue a career with high-end software developer Auto Desk. Quickly becoming one of the company’s in-house experts, he trained other artists and was soon offered a position with Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, California. There, Fortunato worked on such milestone projects as Mars Attacks, Contact and Batman & Robin. 20 years and over 100 film and television credits later, Fortunato returned to Montreal to join MPC, first as a Compositor and then Compositing Instructor for the MPC Academy later to become Technicolor Academy. This allowed him to combine his knowledge of feature film work with his passion for teaching.
As an instructor, Fortunato trained artists for the fast- moving production environment of MPC. With his extensive production experience, Fortunato mentored the artists on both a technical and artistic level as well as created course content for MPC’s internal learning management system.
As Head of Learning for Technicolor Academy Fortunato oversaw the learning and development for five different departments.
Fortunato now works as a Compositing Instructor | Industry Outreach | Operations Manager for Lost Boys Studios in Montreal. After 20+ years in the industry, the choice to dedicate himself to up and coming artists is a logical and rewarding choice.
Fortunato continues to conduct lectures in High Schools, Colleges and Universities where he is involved in mentoring students and helping faculty with curriculum. He plays a key role in allowing the schools to better align themselves with the industry’s needs.