J. Andres Berkstein

J. Andres Berkstein

Senior Lead FX TD / 14 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Senior FX Td

Star Trek: Picard (2020)

Lead TD

Joker (2019)

Lead TD

Rim Of The World (2019)

Lead TD

Ad Astra (2019)

Lead TD

Lost in Space (2018)

Lead TD

The First (2018)

Lead TD

Justice League (2017)

Lead TD

Live by Night (2017)

Lead TD

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Lead TD

The Interview (2017)

Lead TD

Marvel's Inhumans (2017)

Lead TD

Max Steel (2016)

Lead Effects Technical Director

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

Lead TD

Westworld (2016)

Lead Technical Director

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Lead TD

The 5th Wave (2016)

Lead TD

Pixels (2015)

Lead TD

Sense8 (2015)

Lead Technical Director

Poltergeist (2015)

Lead FX Td

Daredevil (2015)

Lead TD

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Lead TD

Hercules (2014)


22 Jump Street (2014)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Lead TD

Noah (2014)

Lead FX Td

Black Sails (2014)

Olive Kitteridge (2014)

FX Animation Lead

Earth To Echo (2014)

FX Artist

Rapture-Palooza (2013)

Effects Artist

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Visual Effects

The Wolverine (2013)

CG Artist

The Dictator (2012)

CG Artist

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

FX Artist

The Muppets (2011)

FX Artist

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)


Fright Night (2011)

CGI Artist

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

FX Animation Lead

Chef (2010)

Work History
  • senior fx td


    March 2019 - Present
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Dynamics Instructor

    Gnomon School of Visual Effects

    October 2013 - Present

    Teaching Dynamics

    Level 3 Fluid systems

    Level 4 Destruction systems

  • Lead T.D.

    Shade VFX

    February 2014 - March 2019
  • Lead F/X TD

    Shade VFX

    July 2012 - February 2014
  • F/X TD

    Shade VFX

    April 2012 - August 2012
  • F/X Artist


    April 2012 - May 2012
  • F/X TD

    Shade VFX

    March 2012 - April 2012
  • F/X TD

    Prologue Films

    January 2012 - February 2012

    developed a series of stylized effects for the main on end of a major blockbuster for summer 2012

  • F/X TD

    Shade VFX

    February 2011 - December 2011

    Created a broad range of F/X for the movies Fright Night, Cowboys vs. Aliens, Rapturepalooza and Glee 3D

  • CG Artist


    December 2010 - January 2011

    I created a TV spot for a Pokemon Game. I was in charge of all aspects, from rigging and animation to dynamics and rendering. And I also did the comping.

  • F/X Artist


    October 2010 - December 2010

    Develop 5 shots for a music video for BRAVO TV Canada.

    Supervised the shoot and delivered all the effects work needed to be done on them, which included heavy fluid simulations to accomplish complex smoke shapes.

  • FX Artist

    Morningstar Entertainment

    September 2010 - October 2010

    Created a broad range of cool looking F/X for 2 episodes on the TV show Bad Universe.

  • Intern

    Zoic Studios

    January 2010 - April 2010

    I started doing daily production needs, but soon after I did some modeling and texture on the TV show "V"

  • Producer and Editor


    January 2008 - November 2008

    Produced and edited segments for the TV Shows "Sexo con Kristoff" and "Cuentamelove" which air in the famous Mexican Network Telehit.

  • Animator


    May 2007 - November 2008

    Developed, produced and executed different types of animations for the TV Show "El show del Polaco" which airs on the famous Mexican TV Network Telehit.

  • 2nd A.D.

    Tribu Films

    February 2006 - August 2006

    I was 2nd AD to director Salomon Sutton.
    Also worked as editor.

  • Assistant to Director


    May 2005 - September 2005

    I helped the production team by assisting directly to the director Daniel Gruener in all of the pre-production for his film "Never on a Sunday" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483741/)

  • Production Assistant

    Lemon Films

    2003 - 2004

    I worked as a P.A. in their first movie titled "Matando Cabos" (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1480660/)

  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects

    2009 - 2010
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México

    2001 - 2005
  • Instituto Arte

    ? - 2000
  • New York Film Academy at UCLA

    ? - 1999