Who we are

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Andrew Merlino

smoke & flame vfx artist | director | owner-operator


From idea to final delivery, Andrew enjoys every process.  From script writing, storyboarding, conceptual work & pre-vis, through to directing, editing and final compositing, he combines creative flair with technical ability. This enables him to deliver a high end product for film and television.

Emmy nominated for vfx good communication skills and a passion for his work in the industry for almost 30 years have been his strengths in understanding clients’ needs and requirements on award-winning projects.

Fluent in French and conversational in Italian and Spanish, he has been able to bring his London skill-set to both Paris and Barcelona.

From small to large budgets, all commercials, music videos, tv idents, film and design projects are treated with the same level of dedication and enthusiasm in order to deliver a highly finished product.

Remote and onsite work also available.



director & vfx artist


post production




music videos


broadcast finishing


branding & design




online content

on site & remote

smoke & flame artist

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freelance smoke & flame artist


Emmy nominated with extensive experience in most high end facilities in London (and some in Paris), Andrew has worked on film & tv in all capacities.

editing | offline | online | audio | conform (d.i. | stereoscopic)

compositing | tracking | keying | rotoscoping | cleanups

previsualisation | technique development

look development | grading | beauty work

branding | design | web & online content creation

versioning | reformatting | delivery & publishing

consultancy | vfx supervision | pipeline & workflows | training



final comp

live action & green screen

3d bg & gfx

3d depth pass


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Big & small budgets always get the most from careful planning and vision. From music videos to high performance cars on the track, helicopters or drones, anything is possible with knowledge in post production. Never say “it can’t be done with this budget”!

There’s always a way round it.

creative | pitching | storyboarding | mood boards | styling

planning | previs | animatics | edit | recce

technique | vfx planning , supervision & execution

emotion | passion & energy




original footage

moodboard edit


we are remote

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We are remote


We can work remotely for you.

Just send the project or shots, and when they are done,

we will send them back to you.


In recent years, the need for work to be done remotely has increased massively.

It may be that you need something for your bespoke project, or have some overspill work needed due to a looming deadline, or simply, someone to “help out” on a few shots here and there. Any type of work is undertaken from full projects to cleanups.

With our fast internet connection, files can be exchanged with ease. Sometimes for larger jobs, it is recommended to use a transport drive to keep everything in one place, be it for security or confidentiality purposes.

Some companies specialise in remote work as their selling point, enabling them to match the artist / operator suitable for the job at a fraction of the cost.

The other option of course would be to set up in your office, study or client area with our on site servicePlease get in touch with us should you require this facility.

That way the creative juices are flowing in the comfort of your work space, where bouncing of ideas and working along side others is needed.



we are remote

We are on site

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We are on site


We are able to provide our facilities at any location of your choice.

This cost effective option avoids the need to go “out of house”. We deliver and set up our workstation ready to start your job until final completion. Whether part of a team, or working with a director or creative, this can be most beneficial in practical terms as well as being in the creative environment of your choice.

Short or long form, we are flexible with all your needs and time scale.

The other option would be to working remotelySend us what you need and we can send it back when we are finished. Please get in touch with us should you require this facility.


original greenscreen

on site & remote