Fernando has recently directed and produced a 3D video featuring the New York Dolls. He has also directed music videos for Chris Cornell, Unwritten Law, Mad Juana, Slightly Stoopid, and Mburu. Some of his recent clients include: Panasonic, Adobe, Intel, DTS, Tornado Alley/Stormchasers, Alioscopy, Altec Lansing and others.
In 2005, Fernando’s short film Majini won awards for “Best Experimental” at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. It was created while working as an artist in residence at photographer Peter Beard‘s hog ranch in Kenya. The film and related artworks, constructed from bronze, glass, leather and hair, were premiered in a solo exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York.
His music video Life Wasted for the American rock band Pearl Jam earned him a nomination for “Best Special Effects” at the MTV Video Music Awards 2006 and was awarded “Best Music Video Director” at the San Diego Film Festival 2006. Fernando created sculptures for the video while filming on location in Romania and Seattle, WA. They were included in the album’s packaging for Pearl Jam, along with still frames from the video.
Pearl Jam – Life Wasted
+ Nominated for “Best Special Effects” at the MTV Video Music Awards 2006 for Pearl Jam’s Life Wasted music video, New York, NY
+ Awarded “Best Music Video Director” for Pearl Jam’s Life Wasted music video at the San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, CA 2006
+ Awarded “Best Experimental” for Majini at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Las Vegas, NV 2005
+ Awarded “Best Experimental” for Majini at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Miami, FL 2005
+ Awarded “Best Short” for Majini at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA 2005
+ “Best Work of Art” Art Beast at The Blacklist Art and Film Festival, San Diego, CA 2010. Winning artworks were pieces featured in Majini.
+ Awarded “Best Sound Design” at The Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards 2011 for Director Sean Casey’s Tornado Alley (Graphic Films and Giant Screen Films) Sound Team: Mike McDonough, Sound Designer; Michael McDonough and Tamara Johnson, Re-Recording Mixers; Tim Archer and Fernando Apodaca, Location Sound Recordists; Blake Marymor, Recordist.