Accomplished VFX supervisor John Heller has joined the staff of FuseFX at its Los Angeles studio. His credits include feature films Big Miracle, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and The Bourne Legacy, and TV series CSI: Cyber, The Outsiders and Rush Hour.
Heller says he was drawn to FuseFX by its reputation and solid business model, as well as its pro-artist way of running projects.
“This company has a lot of faith in its people. 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.” Heller’s new role includes supervising VFX production on-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.”
Heller began his career as a photographer and digital artist in the mid-’90s, and was lead by his interest in film to visual effects studio VIFX where one of his first credits was as an Inferno artist on James Cameron’s Titanic. He joined Rhythm & Hues in 1999 and spent 13 years at the company, rising to VFX Supervisor. Over his career, Heller has worked on more than 50 feature films.