LOS ANGELES—Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn
Hillier has joined the creative team at the Vancouver office of FuseFX. Hillier
arrives following a 15-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, where he
contributed to such blockbusters as Jurassic
, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars:
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
and all three titles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In
his new role, he will supervise visual effects production for television
projects including the Syfy series The
and Dark Matter.
“Shawn brings illustrious credentials, proven leadership
skills and great respect throughout the visual effects community,” said FuseFX
Founder and President David Altenau. “We are extremely pleased to welcome an
artist of his caliber to our Vancouver crew.”
Shawn Hillier
Hillier joined ILM in San Francisco as a Sequence Supervisor
in 2001. Beginning in 2008, he spent part of his time each year training
artists at ILM’s Singapore. He joined that office on a fulltime basis in 2012 as
CG Supervisor, setting up the compositing pipeline for the Digital Feature
group, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore. A native of Quebec, Hillier began
his career with Dome Productions, Toronto. His background also includes posts
with Canadian VFX shops DKP Effects, Hybride and Meteor Studios.

While Hillier has experience in managing large teams of
artists, he remains a hands-on supervisor, maintaining an active role in
designing and executing complex visual effects. “I’m always on the box,” he
said. “I like to be on top of the latest technology so that I can give artists
good advice. I find that artists relate better with supervisors who understand
where they’re coming from and the challenges they face.”
In discussing his move to FuseFX, Hillier cited the
opportunity to work in his native Canada and the chance to join a visual
effects operation that is growing. “I’m excited by the challenge of tackling
bigger and more complex projects,” he said.
Also joining FuseFX,
Vancouver, is Compositing Supervisor Maya Roza. Arriving from a similar
position with Double Negative, Vancouver, Roza brings more than 10 years of
experience in visual effects, with credits including The Huntsman, The Fifth Wave,
Jurassic World, Chappie¸ Elysium¸ Fast & Furious 6 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.
A graduate of the Art Institute of
Vancouver, she has also held staff posts at Image Engine Design, Prime Focus
World and Atomic Cartoons.
are very pleased to welcome Shawn and Maya,” said FuseFX Senior VFX Supervisor
Jason Dowdeswell. “Both are dedicated artists whose enthusiasm and work ethic
are a perfect fit for the best VFX team in Vancouver.”
About FuseFX
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.
For more information, visit http://fusefx.com/
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