Former VP of
Production at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Vancouver, takes the helm of FuseFX’s
Vancouver operation, which is currently producing VFX for shows for Fox, A&E,
Syfy and CBS.

BURBANK— FuseFX has hired veteran visual
effects supervisor and executive Jason Dowdeswell to lead its facility in
Vancouver. Previously Vice President of Production Operations at Sony Pictures
Imageworks, Dowdeswell will supervise current production activities and oversee
a planned expansion of the FuseFX operation in Vancouver.  Dowdeswell’s background also includes senior
posts with Digital Domain, Image Engine and Rainmaker, and credits on such
films as Edge of Tomorrow, Immortals and Twilight.
FuseFX  is continuing
to focus on visual effects for episodic projects as its primary business and is
currently doing work on such shows as Salem
(Fox), Backstrom (Fox), The Returned
(A&E), The Magician (Syfy), Zoo (CBS) and X-Files (Fox) through its Vancouver facility.  The addition of Jason Dowdeswell adds senior
leadership to the company’s initial foothold in Vancouver and lays the
foundation for additional growth in both episodic work and potentially features. 
Jason Dowdeswell

David Altenau, the company’s president, says he expects operations
in Canada to experience steady expansion. “We are very happy with the reception
we’ve received in Vancouver and see great potential for that office,” he said.
“Jason brings the leadership skills and experience to accelerate our growth in
Vancouver without sacrificing quality or the individualized attention we
provide to our clients.  Having Jason at
the helm gives us great confidence moving forward.”
Dowdeswell led operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks in
Vancouver for the past two years and oversaw an expansion that saw its staff
grow from 300 to more than 1000. Prior to that, he was Head of Production at
Digital Domain, Vancouver. He served as Head of Studio at Image Engine Design
for two years and Head of Digital Studio at Rainmaker for four years.
A native of Vancouver, Dowdeswell began his career as a
digital artist at Boss Films in Los Angeles in 1993. He was also employed as an
artist as Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic. He
returned to Vancouver in 2002.
“FuseFX is a very focused company that knows what it wants
to do and does it very well,” said Dowdeswell. “They are intent on the quality
of the work, something that is also close to my heart.”
Dowdeswell added that his goal is to create a structure to
support growth while maintaining the company’s boutique culture. “We are
looking for experienced people who have the right skills and love what they
do,” he said. “We’re building a team of people who enjoy collaboration and are
driven to produce great work.”
About FuseFX
FuseFX is a full-service visual effects studio serving the
television, feature film and advertising industries from facilities in Burbank,
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.
For more information, visit http://fusefx.com/
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