shows including “CSI: Cyber” and “The Outsiders”.
accomplished visual effects supervisor whose credits include such films as Big Miracle, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and The Bourne Legacy, has joined the staff
of FuseFX. Heller, based at the company’s Los Angeles studio, has already
contributed to a number of television projects, including the series CSI: Cyber, The Outsiders and Rush Hour.
“John is a smart and savvy artist with a refined eye for aesthetics
and strong storytelling skills,” said FuseFX President David Altenau. “He is
also a great team leader who knows how to get the best from his people. We are very pleased to have
the benefits of his talent and experience.”
Heller was drawn to FuseFX by its reputation for excellence
and strong commitment to the Los Angeles production market. “FuseFX is a busy
studio that produces great work and has been growing when others are
struggling,” he said. “The company has a solid business model and has assembled
a fantastic group of people.”
artist. In 1996, his interest in film led him to the visual effects studio VIFX
where one of his first credits was as an Inferno artist on James Cameron’s Titanic. In 1999, he joined Rhythm &
Hues and spent 13 years with the company, rising to VFX Supervisor.
that he was excited to take on new challenges in television at FuseFX “This
company has a lot of faith in its people,” he observed. “They allow supervisors
a great deal of autonomy—within their production model—to run their shows and
make creative decisions. It’s a supportive environment where they provide you
with good people and trust you to do your job.”
on the set and in the studio. “I love collaborating with people in creating
imagery and storytelling, whether that happens on a set with a director or in a
studio with a team of CG artists,” he said.
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,