The 27,000 square foot
state-of-the-art production space features a 4K pipeline and space for 250
artists.

LOS ANGELES—FuseFX, which has helped lead
the resurgence of visual effects production in Los Angeles, has moved its
headquarters to a 27,000 square foot facility on Califa Street in Sherman Oaks area
of Los Angeles. Comprising two contiguous free-standing structures, the new
site can accommodate the company’s current 150-person Southern California
staff, and features scores of state-of-the-art visual effects workstations,
four screening rooms, a 4K infrastructure, dedicated broadband connections to
operations in New York and Vancouver, and room for further growth.
Fuse FX CTO Jason Fotter, FuseFX President David Altenau, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and FuseFX Executive Producer Tim Jacobsen

FuseFX was founded in 2006 by Emmy Award-winning VFX
Supervisor David Altenau at a time when many visual effects companies were
curtailing operations in Los Angeles. Bucking the tide of runaway production,
it developed a proprietary workflow that enabled it to efficiently service
multiple television productions and drew on the area’s deep pool of visual
effects supervisors, producers and artists. Executive Producer Tim Jacobsen and
Chief Technical Officer Jason Fotter joined the company as partners in 2008 and
helped steer it on a path to steady growth.

“FuseFX remains committed to building on the
success of our Los Angeles office and growing our operation here,” says
Altenau. “Our new space will allow us to continue to tap into the
tremendous talent and resources in the L.A. area and provide
exceptional service to what remains the largest center for entertainment
production in the world.”
“No industry has been hit harder by runaway production
than visual and special effects,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at
a ceremony opening the new facility. “FuseFX has been rooted right here in
Los Angeles for the last decade, because the company understands what our city
has to offer: unmatched production resources, vast infrastructure, and, of
course, the best talent in the business. Fuse is creating opportunity and
raising the next generation of animators and designers in L.A., right where they
belong.”
FuseFX, Los Angeles, Staff
Currently, FuseFX produces visual effects for such shows as American Crime Story,
Scorpion, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Empire, Criminal Minds, Bones,
Turn, The Blacklist, The Magicians, Preacher
and Zoo. The company won
an Emmy Award in 2015 for its work on American Horror Story. It also
provides visual effects for a growing number of feature films and commercials.
The company recently formed a division focused on virtual reality under the
banner FuseVR.
FuseFX’s Southern California operations were
previously spread between several buildings in Burbank. Now, its entire
workforce will share a single, campus-like environment. “Having our full team
in close proximity will be good for collaboration,” observes Altenau. “Artists
will be able to communicate better with each other and clients, and focus on
the task at hand. It’s also a more comfortable collegial space. That’s good for
both our staff and our clients.” Altenau adds that the new location positions
the facility within easy reach of studios and independent production companies
in Burbank, Hollywood and the Westside.
The new facility features a 10-gigabit
infrastructure capable of managing 4K media and other large data files in
real-time. Its 15 rack server room is designed for the easy expansion of
storage and rendering resources as needs grow. Sohonet broadband connections
with FuseFX’s production facilities in New York and Vancouver will allow
artists at the three sites seamlessly share data and resources. The site’s four
screening rooms include a 20-seat theater equipped with 4K projection and
monitoring systems. Space is available for more technical resources including
the possible addition of 4K color grading and finishing.
FuseFX President David Altenau
Altenau expects the company’s Los Angeles staff to
eventually reach 250. “We have distinguished ourselves from other companies in
the business by developing a highly efficient pipeline that results in better
creative communication and quality control, and the faster turnaround of
shots,” he says. “Our artists are able to focus on the creativity in visual
effects rather than the technical aspects of the process.”
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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