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.
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.
“Vancouver is one of the most dynamic markets for television
production in the world and we have built a team there that is acutely attuned
to television production and knows how to deliver superb visual effects,” said
FuseFX President David Altenau. “Randall and Wendy bring the experience and the
drive to continue that success and help us reach the next level. We’re very
excited about our future in Vancouver.”
Rosa previously served as Animation Director and oversaw the
3D Department for Air Bud Entertainment for a number of family features for
Disney and Netflix. While studying
computer science and art & design at California Polytechnic University, he
was encouraged to attend California Institute of the Arts and study animation
by John Lasseter. After graduating from Cal Arts in 1993, he joined the newly
forming Digital Domain, eventually rising to Animation Supervisor while
contributing to such blockbusters as True
Lies, Apollo 13 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well
as award-winning television commercials for GM, Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Budweiser
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.
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
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.
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.”
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,