VFX company FuseFX is laying bets that it will be in the two of the right places to be – namely New York and Vancouver – to take advantage of the constantly growing need for effects for today’s visually elaborate television shows and feature films.
Begun in Burbank in 2006 by Visual Effects Supervisor David Altenau, the company has been quickly building a reel boasting of some of the top features and shows around including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “American Horror Story” and “The Blacklist”.
FuseFX’s New York office throws its opening party this coming week. Setting up in a 3300 square foot full-service production complex on the outskirts of Soho, the company expects the shop to grow to more than 30 artists when fully staffed.
Both the New York and Vancouver facilities include the full set of expected offerings these days including 2D and 3D visual effects, 3D animation, compositing, finishing, matte painting, cosmetic enhancement and pre-viz.
FuseFX, New York, is currently producing visual effects for the hit NBC series The Blacklist as well as POWERS, a drama set to debut in January on the new Sony PlayStation network.
Altenau noted in comments that his company was “presented with unique opportunities” for setting up shop in New York and Vancouver. New York’s unique 30-percent postproduction tax credit probably figured in that thinking; groups including Post New York Alliance point to that advantage as one crucial part to the city’s continued growth in post offerings.
FuseFX, New York hired Greg Anderson to lead its local 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. Ariel Altman and Dave Reynolds join him as Composite Supervisors, while Joe Gunn is CG Supervisor in the New York office.