LOS ANGELES— FuseFX today announces the appointments of visual effects industry veterans Randall Rosa and Wendy Lanning to head its production facility in Vancouver. Rosa will lead the creative team as Head of Production/Senior VFX Supervisor. He brings more than 20 years of experience in senior creative and management roles, including posts with Stan Winston Digital and Digital Domain. Lanning arrives as Executive Producer and will oversee client relations, business development and strategic planning.
FuseFX launched its Vancouver operation in 2014. In Vancouver, it produces visual effects for such series as The Magicians, Dark Matter, Zoo, Salem, Aftermath and Timeless. Upcoming projects include Prison Break and Mist.
In 2002, Rosa joined Stan Winston Studio, where he co-founded and served as Animation Director/Executive Producer of the studio’s digital production arm, Stan Winston Digital. His background also includes freelance and consulting work for studios in Los Angeles and Canada on film, television, commercial, gaming and music video projects.
Rosa called his role with FuseFX an opportunity to build on the strong creative team at FuseFX and work on the best shows in television. “This company has great talent and I want to foster an atmosphere where artists are continually challenged and clients’ creative goals are always exceeded,” he said. “It’s a wonderful time to be in Vancouver and to work in episodic storytelling.”
Lanning’s career in visual effects spans 20 years in Vancouver and Toronto. Most recently, she was Visual Effects Executive Producer at Psyop Film & Television, Vancouver. She held a similar post with Look Effects, Vancouver, where her credits included Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Noah. She also served in producer roles with Digital Domain and Prime Focus. She was a Co-Founder and Executive VFX Producer of Intelligent Creatures, a Toronto visual effects house. Highlights there included Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Fountain and Babel.
“I’ve been a big fan of FuseFX,” Lanning said. “The company has an excellent leadership team that is redefining episodic visual effects. The Vancouver office has been producing excellent work and I see great potential for its growth.”
FuseFX is a full-service visual effects studio serving the television, feature film and advertising industries from facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. Founded in 2006 by David Altenau, the company encompasses a staff of more than 100 highly talented and experienced artists, producers and support personnel. Using its refined, custom database and pipeline, the company can accommodate numerous, high shot-count productions while delivering high-quality, on-time results.
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