VFX supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region’s boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as on-set VFX supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX producer Graeme Marshall and CG supervisor Adam Marisett.
Launched in 2015, FuseFX’s Vancouver facility currently produces visual effects for such shows as The Magicians, Zoo, Dark Matter and Salem. “We are very excited about the growth of our Vancouver operation and its ability to attract top talent,” said FuseFX founder and president David Altenau. “We are working on some great shows produced in Canada and we are delivering effects that set the standard for quality and efficiency.”
Gambini began his career in France as a picture editor before immigrating to the United States in 1996 to join Digital Domain. As a camera department technician, he worked on several blockbuster titles including the original X-Men movie. He also spent six years at Weta Digital in New Zealand, serving as an on-set TD for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. Following that, he worked as VFX houses in Singapore, Australia and Canada.
“Eric brings an interesting and varied skill set to our team,” observed Jason Dowdeswell, who heads FuseFX, Vancouver, as senior VFX supervisor. “He is a well-rounded artist and a thoughtful leader who has the experience to tackle any creative challenge.”
At Fuse FX, Gambini will supervise artists working on a variety of television projects, providing artistic and technical direction. “I’m impressed with the quality of FuseFX’s work and the ambience of the studio,” he said. “There is a lot of interaction between artists. They work together organically. I like that.”
Marshall’s background includes three years at Zoic Studios, Vancouver, where he worked on such shows as Arrow for Warner/DC, Banshee for Cinemax and Hemlock Grove for Netflix. A native of New Zealand, he is a graduate of Auckland University of Technology and began his career with the commercial production company Flying Start. He garnered his first experience in visual effects through PRS Spartacus and also founded and ran the boutique production house Thrash.
Marisett brings more than ten years of experience as a visual effects artist, animator and CG supervisor. He arrives from Scanline VFX, Vancouver, and has also held staff posts with The Embassy, Digital Domain and Anthem Visual Effects. His credits include the series The Messenger, the mini-series Tut and Ascension, and the features Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Elysium.