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Splice Adds Editor Matt Silver To Its Editorial Roster; Welcomes Producer Steve Fait

Splice Here® announced the addition of Editor Matt Silver to its editorial talent roster. Silver comes to Splice having had tenures at national edit houses Bug Edit/L.A. & NY and Go Robot! N.Y. He has edited high-profile national commercial campaigns for such clients as Dunkin Donuts, Snickers, Carl’s Jr., IBM, American Express, Chevy and Fidelity. Splice also welcomes Producer Steve Fait, who joins Splice from visual effects powerhouse ILM (Industrial, Light & Magic).

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The Splice editorial roster also includes: Joe Martin, Chadwick Nelson, Sam Heyn, Carl Jacobs, Ben Watne, Nick Gumm, and Owner/Editor Clayton Condit.

According to Kel Nelson, Executive Producer for Splice, the additions of Silver and Fait are an integral part of the plan for strategic diversification and expansion. “I compare this to adding a new pitcher to a ball club,� says Nelson. “Matt’s editorial talent and style only increases the depth of our lineup, especially in comedy. Steve, as a Producer with extensive experience in feature films and the gaming industry, brings with him incredible skills and contacts that we know will help Splice expand our visual effects division, headed by VFX Supervisor/Artist Mark Youngren, also from ILM. Matt and Steve are two incredible talents and we are happy to welcome them to Splice.�

For Silver, his recent move the Twin Cities to collaborate in-house on several Target projects gave him time to look for the right editorial home. “I was impressed with the quality and level of work that was coming from Splice,â€? explains Silver. “They have a great roster of talented artists and exceptional technology that makes it a really easy place to work. I believe there’s a naturally good fit between the direction that Splice is driving and the types of projects that I enjoy editing. I look forward to collaborating with the strong agencies and creative talent that are here, and to work on projects and stories that let me stretch editorially and creatively. I’m excited to bring my experience to my new home in the Twin Cities.â€?

Steve Fait joins Splice’s producer team at a pivotal time in the company’s growth. As Nelson and Fait both point out, that as film costs continue to increase movie studios look more to boutiques and other small visual effects studios, which can often run more efficiently and inexpensively. With the globalization of the industry and technology location is no longer an issue. “I see Splice doing great things for the film community itself, not merely contributing but leading the charge,� details Fait. “I join Mark Youngren in bringing the experience of world-class visual effects production and supervision to bear.

“Based on Splice’s ongoing success and growth, we’ll continue to attract the best talent,� concludes Fait. “I see my role as a Splice Producer to be driving our post services, so that Splice is recognized as an industry force in all facets of post. This is a very exciting time for Splice, and I’m thrilled to be here.�

About Editor Matt Silver:
Before his recent move to the Twin Cities, Matt has been busy cutting commercials, promos, television, and music videos in Los Angeles and New York. He has contributed his speedy skills at top editorial houses Bug Edit L.A./N.Y. as well as Go Robot! N.Y. and has been privileged to collaborate with several of the industry’s leading directors, creative talent, production companies, and agencies.

Matt’s studies in music and recording at Berklee College of Music, as well as an avid interest in photography drives the artistic style, timing, and feel of his work. A deep understanding of the interactions of light, movement, and visual composition enables Matt to help develop clients’ cuts to their fullest potential.

Comfortable with flashy editing, motion graphics and visual effects, Matt’s creative abilities truly shine with his storytelling and comedic timing. Some of his past editorial work includes national spots for Dunkin Donuts, FootJoy, Snickers, Carl’s Jr., IBM, American Express, Chevy and Fidelity.

About Producer Steve Fait:
Steve’s experience in film and effects extends back more than 15 years when he started working in special effects and miniatures in Minneapolis. Combining a unique balance of production management and artistic ability, Steve took his considerable talents out to the San Francisco Bay Area, expanding his production experience into the gaming and animation industries. While in games his clients included Sony Entertainment and Electronic Arts (EA). At Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers Digital, he lent his production skills to the CG movies “Beowulf� and “A Christmas Carol.� Steve returned to visual effects at Industrial Light & Magic, further honing his production chops on movies such as “Terminator Salvation,� “The Last Airbender� and “Star Tours II� for Walt Disney. Circling back to his hometown of Minneapolis, Steve brings years of experience in world class VFX and CG to Splice as a Producer.

About Splice Here®:
A creative post-production company, housed in a historic building in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Splice Here® has expanded its reach nationally, collaborating closely with clients in feature films, television, and advertising. Dedicated to comprehensive client service and high-quality production values, the prolific Splice team provides design, edit, color, sound, original music and visual effects for high-profile projects. Splice’s recent film projects include: “Ana’s Playground,â€? “Wedding Bros.,â€? “Au Pair, KS,â€? “Pride of Lions,â€? and “Stuck Between Stations.â€? Recent Splice clients include: Best Buy, Discovery Channel, The Food Network, Travel Channel, Target and Nickelodeon.