Twisted Media creates computer graphics and visual effects for playback and post

Meet the team

Playback Graphics

Derek Frederickson 

President, CEO, Playback Graphic Supervisor

Derek started Twisted Media in 1998 with the goal of putting together a creative collective capable of working at the highest levels of production. Almost 20 years later, here we are! With top notch productions under our belt, we’re ready for any challenge.

Tom Slattery

Playback Graphic Designer

Tom started working with Derek as early as 1998…but back then it was guitars and synthesizers, not Photoshop and After Effects. After many years of making music, then moving on to corporate graphics, they landed their first show, Leverage (TNT; 77 episodes 2008-2012). This led to many other shows and opportunities, and finally to Tom joining the TM team full time in 2015. When he’s not pushing pixels, Tom enjoys photography and terrorizing his children by playing guitar loudly along to Tool songs.

Clark Stanton 

Playback Graphic Designer

Clark joined the TM team in 2014, and has worked on Chicago PD (NBC), Chicago Med (NBC), Chicago Justice (NBC), Empire (Fox), The Librarians (TNT), Angie Tribeca (TBS) and many others. His work has also contributed to features like Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Geostorm (2016), and The Tank (2015).

Andrew Jarvis 

Playback Graphic Designer

Andrew joined TM in 2015 and has worked on many shows including Independence Day:Resurgence (2016), The Space Between Us (2016), Geostorm (2017), APB (FOX) and many others.

Noah Schloss 

Playback Graphic Designer

Noah joined Twisted Media in 2016 after 5 years of art direction and motion design experience in advertising. In addition to his contributions to Twisted Media, he is also a collaborator with Chicago based artist collective Canvas Chicago. 


Jeff Evans

Playback Graphic Designer

Jeff joined Twisted Media in 2016 after 15 years of making digital and video content for a Chicago ad agency. His hobby is collecting hobbies, and his favorite time signature is 11/8. Don’t even get him started on modular synthesizers.

Sal Palacios 

Playback Graphic Designer

Sal is the newest member of the TM GFX team, but comes with years of experience in the field. he entered the playback graphics arena through Warner Bros. back in 2011, and has worked on a variety of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars, The Mentalist, and Major crimes. Recent Feature work includes Pacific Rim: Uprising, Rampage and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Charissa Armon

Playback Graphic Coordinator

Charissa comes to us bringing considerable experience from her theater and project management background. These two bodies of experience combine in her new role, keeping the team in line and performing!!!

Twisted VFX

Toby Newell 

Visual Effects Supervisor

A background in traditional art and illustration lead Toby to start a career in Visual FX. Starting out at Cafe FX as one of the early Computer Cafe staff members. He spent the next five years there, working on some of their biggest projects including Sin City, Hellboy, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sky Captain, Snakes on a Plane, King Kong and Pan’s Labyrinth.
     After leaving Cafe, he spent the next 10 years in Film and Television, working for a variety of companies as a freelancer. With compositing and matte painting work on Emmy award winning and nominated episodes. His work has been seen on such shows as Lost, Game of Thrones, Chuck, Community, The Mindy Project, Mockingbird Lane, Fringe, Teen Wolf, Castle, NCIS and Ghost Whisperer.
    His fine arts background has lent itself well to wherever he’s been. Whether through storyboarding a VFX sequence or providing a proof of concept piece, he’s helped to build client relations and trust. As an artist, lead, or supervisor, his past experience in Visual FX is here to serve your project.

Adrian Motley

Visual Effects Artist
Adrian joins the TM VFX team, bringing a fresh attitude & outlook to each project he works on.

Equipment Rental & Playback

Brady Flynn

Playback Engineer

Brady has been working in the film industry since 2011. After 4 years of on- and off- set locations experience and scouting, he took advantage of an opportunity to enter the playback world. Since 2014 he has been steadily busy doing playback in New Orleans, Miami, Chicago and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. Brady started working with Twisted Media in 2015, keying a variety of shows including APB and Zoo. He is a gifted gear nerd and problem solver and looks forward to helping his shows come to life through creative and reliable playback solutions.

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