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Ernest Farino

Two-time Emmy Award-winning Ernest Farino's professional motion picture career has spanned over 25 years, first as a Designer and Animator of visual effects (ranging from the Pillsbury Doughboy to The Terminator (1984) to Children of Dune (2003)), then as a director for feature films, television and the stage (Steel and Lace (1991), Land of the ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Abyss Visual Effects
(1989)
The Terminator Visual Effects
(1984)
Cyborg Visual Effects
(1989)
The Thing Visual Effects
(1982)

Filmography

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 2017-2018 Superstition (TV Series) (visual effects consultant - 10 episodes)
- Resurrection (2018) ... (visual effects consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
- Back to One (2018) ... (visual effects consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
- Green-on-Blue (2018) ... (visual effects consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
- Uncle Bubba (2017) ... (visual effects consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
- You're Not My Momma (2017) ... (visual effects consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
 2007 Balls of Fury (on-set visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.)
 2003 Children of Dune (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Ernest D. Farino)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Ernest D. Farino)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor - as Ernest D. Farino)
 2000 Dune (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... (visual effects supervisor)
  From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 12 episodes, 1998) (visual effects director - 2 episodes, 1998) (second unit director - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror (visual effects supervisor: Prague, Fantasy II Film Effects)
 1995 Screamers (visual effects supervisor - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (visual effects supervisor - segment "Lover's Vow")
 1989 The Abyss (optical consultant - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1989 Cyborg (visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc. - as Ernie Farino)
 1988 Dead Heat (visual effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1988 Lady in White (visual effects supervisor - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1988 Slaughterhouse Rock (visual effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (Documentary) (titles and opticals: Fantasy II - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1984 The Terminator (graphic animation effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1984 The Dungeonmaster (additional optical effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1984 Dreamscape (stop-motion crew - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1984 The Lost Empire (special animation effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1983 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (special visual effects animator - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1982 Slapstick of Another Kind (stop motion animation: Private Stock Effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1982 Nightbeast (graphic animation effects: Kinetic Image Productions - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1982 The Thing (crew: animation effects sequence - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1981 Galaxy of Terror (graphic animation designer - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1981 Saturday the 14th (graphic animation - as Ernest D. Farino) / (stop motion animation - as Ernest D. Farino)
 1978 The Alien Factor (additional photographic effects - as Ernest D. Farino)
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Alternate Names:

Ernest D. Farino | Ernie Farino
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Ernest D. Farino was the editor and publisher of "FXRH," a magazine devoted to special effects creator Ray Harryhausen. See more »

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