BURBANK — FuseFX (http://fusefx.com), which provides visual effects services for television, features and commercials, has opened full-scale production facilities in New York and Vancouver. The studio is known for its work on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and FX’s popular
American Horror Story.
FuseFX, New York, is currently producing visual effects for the hit NBC series The Blacklist as well as for Powers, a drama set to debut in January on the new Sony PlayStation network. Located in Soho, the 3,300-square-foot production complex is designed to accommodate a staff of more than 30 artists.
FuseFX, British Columbia, located in Vancouver’s Yaletown section, is currently servicing Backstrom for Fox and The Returned for A&E. It can accommodate 20 or more artists. Capabilities at both facilities include 2D and 3D visual effects, 3D animation, compositing, finishing, matte painting, cosmetic enhancement and pre-visualization.
The Vancouver team
Founded in 2006 by VFX supervisor David Altenau, FuseFX has been growing steadily. Its headquarters facility, which occupies three buildings in Burbank, has a staff of nearly 100 artists, supervisors and producers, and is currently providing visual effects services for 26 television shows and several features.
“We’ve grown every year, but recently the curve has accelerated,” notes Altenau. “We’ve been considering expansion and were presented with unique opportunities to enter the New York and Vancouver markets with some really great shows.”
The company has hired Greg Anderson to lead its New York operations as senior VFX supervisor and head of production. Anderson’s background includes senior visual effects roles with 1stAveMachine, Ring of Fire and Sony Pictures Imageworks, and credits including Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Spider-Man 2 and The Day After Tomorrow. He is complemented by Ariel Altman and Dave Reynolds as composite supervisors, and Joe Gunn as CG Supervisor in the New York office.
FuseFX, British Columbia, is led by VFX supervisor and producer Mike Leeming. His previous postings include VFX houses Zoic Studios and Stargate Studios, and freelance roles on major studio shows. He most recently served as on-set VFX supervisor for the Fox Television series Witches of East End.