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Stefen Fangmeier is a Director and Visual Effects American born on 9 december 1960 at El Paso (USA)

Stefen Fangmeier

Stefen Fangmeier
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Birth name Stefen Markus Fangmeier
Nationality USA
Birth 9 december 1960 (58 years) at El Paso (USA)

Stefen Markus Fangmeier (born 9 December 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA) has been a visual effects supervisor of numerous major feature films, including Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Saving Private Ryan, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Twister, Perfect Storm and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. He also has been a second unit director for two films, Dreamcatcher (2003) and Galaxy Quest (1999). After more than 15 years of visual effects work, Fangmeier moved into feature film directing with his debut on Eragon, which was released in 2006 and was a critical disappointment, but a modest financial success.

Biography

De son vrai nom Stefen M. Fangmeier, Stefen commence une vie active en tant que programmateur, et analyste d'images. Sa première entreprise fut la Digital Productions. Il deviendra alors directeur de production dans une autre entreprise : Mental images et intègre. En 2006 il réalise son premier film, Eragon, qui rencontrera un succès relatif par rapport à son coût de production.

Best films

Twister (1996)
(Visual Effects Supervisor)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
(Visual Effects Supervisor)
Signs (2002)
(Visual Effects)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
(Visual Effects Supervisor)
Eragon (2006)
(Director)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
(Visual Effects Supervisor)

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Filmography of Stefen Fangmeier (13 films)

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Director

Eragon
Eragon (2006)
, 1h44
Directed by Stefen Fangmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund
Rating50% 2.5492352.5492352.5492352.5492352.549235
Arya, an elf and princess of Ellesméra, runs for her life with a "stone" stolen from the evil king, Galbatorix. She is surrounded by a ring of fire created by a Shade (dark sorcerer) called Durza, and to protect the stone from him she uses her magic to send it to a distant forest, where Eragon (Ed Speleers), a 15-year-old farm boy from the small village of Carvahall in the country of Alagaësia, is hunting for food. When the stone magically appears before him, he takes it to his hometown in hopes of trading it for food. After he brings it home, he realizes it is an egg, as a blue dragon hatches from it. As he reaches to touch the dragon, a magical mark is burned into his palm, magic that is felt all across the land by those who have a connection to legend of the dragon, mainly Arya, a former dragon rider named Brom, and Galbatorix himself. Eragon tries to keep the dragon and take care of it until Galbatorix sends his monstrous minions, the Ra'zac, to capture Eragon and the dragon. Eragon sends the dragon into the sky so she may learn to fly, which she succeeds before she returns to him fully grown due to her magic. She reveals herself to him that her name is Saphira, and that they are able to hear each other's thoughts. After seeing the Ra'zac in town, Eragon hurries home to protect his uncle, but Saphira picks him up and tells him that the Ra'zac are after him. When he gets home, Eragon finds his uncle dead and blaming Saphira, he sends her away. As he mourns over his uncle's body, Brom arrives, and asks Eragon to call his Saphira. After a brief scuffle, Brom implores Eragon to leave town, which they do after Brom sets fire to his uncle's barn, burning his remains.

Visual effects

Allegiant
Allegiant (2016)
, 2h1
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Dystopian films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating57% 2.856442.856442.856442.856442.85644
Choqués par le message des fondateurs leur dévoilant le véritable objectif du système des factions, Tris, « Quatre » et leurs compagnons décident de franchir le Mur encerclant Chicago pour découvrir le monde qui les entoure et ses survivants. Mais au-delà de la Clôture, ils découvrent un univers hostile avant d'être accueillis par un nouveau peuple complaisant et protecteur. À peine ont-ils compris avoir fait partie d'une expérience qui visait à restructurer la société qu'ils sont à nouveau confrontés à un défi de plus grande envergure. Alors que les dirigeants de ce nouveau monde ont en effet décidé de sélectionner les individus selon la pureté de leur code génétique, une terrible bataille se prépare à Chicago entre les anciens résistants.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 1h42
Directed by Robert Rodríguez, Frank Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about suicide, Films about domestic violence, Superhero films, Gangster films
Actors Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating64% 3.2483753.2483753.2483753.2483753.248375
Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by several dead young men and a crashed police car, and with no memory of how he got there. He retraces his steps, recalling that since it's Saturday, he watched Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) dance at Kadie's Saloon. Stepping outside, he encounters four rich frat boys burning a homeless man alive. When Marv intervenes, the leader of the frat boys shoots him in the arm, calling him "Bernini Boy," which Marv mishears as "Bernie." They flee; Marv follows, stealing a Police car on the way, which he crashes into their car, leading to his blackout and memory loss. He follows the two surviving frat boys into The Projects, the neighborhood where he grew up. With the assistance of the deadly residents lurking in the shadows, he dispatches the frat boys. He questions the leader about being called "Bernini Boy" and learns that it is the brand of coat he is wearing. After slitting the boy's throat, he considers his coat and realizes he can't remember how he acquired it.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 1h47
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, L'usurpation d'identité, Musical films, Children's films, Escroquerie
Actors Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Jude Law
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating67% 3.399973.399973.399973.399973.39997
Violet Baudelaire (Emily Browning), her intelligent brother Klaus (Liam Aiken), and their baby sister Sunny (Kara and Shelby Hoffman) are orphaned when a mysterious fire destroys their house. Mr. Poe (Timothy Spall), in charge of the Baudelaire fortune, entrusts them to their closest relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who only wants their money and makes them do harsh chores.
Dreamcatcher, 2h16
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about viral outbreaks, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating54% 2.7495352.7495352.7495352.7495352.749535
Jonesy, Beaver, Pete, and Henry are four friends on an annual hunting trip in Maine. As children, they all acquired telepathy which they call "the line". A flashback shows them as they save a mentally handicapped boy named Douglas "Duddits" Cavell from bullies and befriend him.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 2h18
Directed by Peter Weir
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about anarchism, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Max Pirkis
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating73% 3.698293.698293.698293.698293.69829
The film takes place in May of 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars. Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey of HMS Surprise is ordered to pursue the French privateer Acheron, and "Sink, Burn, or take her as a Prize." As the film opens, the British warship is ambushed by Acheron; Surprise is heavily damaged, while its own cannon fire does not penetrate the enemy ship's hull. Using smaller boats, the crew of Surprise tow the ship into a fog bank and evade pursuit. Aubrey learns from a crewman who saw Acheron being built that it is heavier and faster than Surprise, and the senior officers consider the ship out of their class. Aubrey notes that such a ship could tip the balance of power in Napoleon's favour if allowed to plunder the British whaling fleet at will. He orders pursuit of Acheron, rather than returning to port for repairs. Acheron again ambushes Surprise, but Aubrey slips away in the night by using a clever decoy buoy and ships lamps.
The Bourne Identity, 1h59
Directed by Doug Liman, Frank Marshall, Richard N. Gladstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, La provence, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Clive Owen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating78% 3.947033.947033.947033.947033.94703
In the Mediterranean Sea, Italian fishermen rescue an unconscious American man (Matt Damon) floating adrift with two gunshot wounds in his back. The boat's skipper finds a tiny laser projector surgically implanted under the man's skin at the hip. When activated, it displays the number of a safe deposit box in Zürich. When he regains consciousness, the man discovers he has dissociative (or psychogenic) amnesia. It is soon revealed the amnesia is selective, as the man realizes he knows several languages and advanced combat skills. Much later he remembers fragments of the C.I.A. trauma-based programming which erased and replaced his identity. When the ship docks, he sets off to investigate the deposit box.
Signs
Signs (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan
Roles Visual Effects
Rating66% 3.349033.349033.349033.349033.34903
The Hess family lives on an isolated farm in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) is a former priest whose wife, Colleen, died in a horrific traffic accident caused by a town local, Ray Reddy (Shyamalan). No longer practicing religiously, Graham lives with his asthmatic son, Morgan (Rory Culkin), daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin), who leaves water glasses all over the house because of various reasons, and Graham's younger brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), a former minor league baseball star who never made it to the major leagues because he swung too hard and struck out too often. Graham discovers a huge crop circle in his field, reports of violent animal behavior have spread across town, and one of the Hess' dogs tries to attack Bo and Morgan, forcing them to kill it.
The Perfect Storm, 2h10
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, William Fichtner
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating63% 3.1996053.1996053.1996053.1996053.199605
In October 1991, the commercial fishing boat Andrea Gail returns to port in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with a poor catch. Desperate for money, Captain Billy Tyne (Clooney), convinces the Andrea Gail crew to join him for one more late season fishing expedition. The crew heads out past their usual fishing grounds in the Grand Banks, leaving a developing thunderstorm behind them. Initially unsuccessful, they head to the Flemish Cap, where their luck improves. At the height of their fishing the ice machine breaks; the only way to sell their catch before it spoils is to hurry back to shore. After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decides to risk the storm. However, between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester is a confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane, which the Andrea Gail crew underestimates.
Saving Private Ryan, 2h43
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating81% 4.0758454.0758454.0758454.0758454.075845
On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy Invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They suffer heavily from their struggle against German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire. Captain John H. Miller, a company commander of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of his Rangers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach. In Washington, D.C, at the U.S. War Department, General George Marshall is informed that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that their mother is to receive all three telegrams in the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan, is a paratrooper and is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. Marshall, after reading Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter, orders that Ryan must be found and sent home immediately.
Small Soldiers, 1h48
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, David Cross
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
The film begins with GloboTech Industries acquiring the Heartland Toy Company. CEO Gil Mars tells remaining toy designers Larry Benson and Irwin Wayfair to develop actual live-action toys capable of "playing back". Mars selects Larry's action figures, the Commando Elite, for the project and Irwin's educational toys, the Gorgonites, for their enemies. After Mars sees a commercial showing the toys doing activities they are incapable of doing, he accuses them of false advertising, saying Globotech delivers on what it promises. Mars then orders Benson to have the toys on the shelves in three months acting just as they do in the commercial or get fired. Faced with such a tight deadline, Benson forgoes safety testing, then uses Irwin's password and chooses GloboTech's overly powerful, X1000 intelligent AI munitions microprocessor integrated circuit to control the toys.
Speed 2: Cruise Control, 2h1
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Disaster films, American disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer, Brian McCardie
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating39% 1.952681.952681.952681.952681.95268
Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chase after a vehicle with stolen goods. He eventually catches the driver of the vehicle, but his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach cop. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend.
Twister
Twister (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating63% 3.199483.199483.199483.199483.19948
In June 1969, 5-year-old Jo Thornton (Alexa Vega), her parents, and the family dog Toby seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado. This tornado is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off, and Jo's father (Richard Lineback) is pulled into the storm to his death. Jo, her mother (Rusty Schwimmer), and Toby survive.