Two-time Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor Pat McClung has joined Burbank-based FuseFX. McClung, whose career spans more than 30 years, will act as both an on-set and facility-based visual effects supervisor. His current projects include Scorpion and The Walking Dead.
“He has deep experience, a proven ability to lead teams of artists and a passion for doing great work,” said FuseFX CEO Dave Altenau. “We are very pleased to welcome him to FuseFX.”
McClung said that he decided to join FuseFX out of a desire to focus on television after a career devoted primarily to feature films. “There is a lot of great work being done in television today,” he said. “I like the quick turnaround and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with talented crews.”
McClung added that he was first introduced to FuseFX last year and was delighted when an opportunity arose to come on board. “I was very impressed with the company. There are a lot of good people here,” he observed. “The pipeline is amazing. They use their time and people very well. The whole company operates like a Swiss watch.”
McClung’s resume includes more than 30 feature film and television credits. Recent projects include McFarland, USA; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Live Free and Die Hard.
He began his career as a model and miniature artist with visual effects pioneer Boss Films. His early credits included Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back and Ghostbusters. He joined Digital Domain in 1993 and earned his first credit as visual effects supervisor on Apollo 13. He later led visual effects teams at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Fox. His Oscar nominations came in 1995 for True Lies and 1999 for Armageddon.