Burbank-based visual effects studio FuseFX has opened new production facilities in New York and Vancouver, which will provide visual effects services for television, features and commercials.
FuseFX, New York, is currently producing visual effects for the NBC series The Blacklist as well as Powers, a drama set to debut in January on the new Sony PlayStation network. Located in the city’s Soho district, 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 working on 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.
Founded in 2006 by visual effects supervisor David Altenau, FuseFX headquarters occupy three buildings in Burbank, with a staff of nearly 100 artists, supervisors and producers, and is currently providing visual effects services for 26 television shows and several features, including Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Horror Story and The Blacklist.
“We’ve grown every year, but recently the curve has accelerated,” Altenau said. “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 visual effects 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 will work with Ariel Altman and Dave Reynolds as composite supervisors, and Joe Gunn as CG supervisor in the New York office.
FuseFX, British Columbia will be led by visual effects 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 visual effects supervisor for the Fox Television series Witches of East End.