FuseFX visual effects studio, specialising in services for television, film and commercials globally from eight studios has named Julian Sarmiento as its global director of virtual production and real-time. This appointment is part of FuseFX's move to integrate virtual production and real-time services into the company's portfolio.
Virtual production and real-time services will allow for aspects of post-production to be brought forward to early planning, pre-production and final shots.
Julian Sarmiento brings 20 years of combined experience in visual effects, location-based entertainment and virtual production to FuseFX. He has worked on pioneering techniques such as immersive/interactive media, virtual production, digital characters and live real-time performance. Before joining FuseFX, Julian held positions including VFX supervisor at Mirada Studios and executive creative director at Digital Domain.
"FuseFX is building an exciting, cutting-edge department to empower creative visions while being able to deliver at the speed the market is moving. The possibilities when creating post-production quality content in the planning or exploratory phase in real-time is a game changer. This will allow creators to elevate storytelling and creative development," he said.
Julian Sarmiento, global director of virtual production and real-time at FuseFX.
"Generating finished content on set is quite remarkable and very empowering. I am thrilled to share that our real-time division will deliver the next generation of pre-production with rapid visualisation, techviz and virtual art departments. We will also build the capacity to generate real time post-production, virtual cinematography and in-camera visual effects needed to produce final pixel shots on-set."
CEO David Altenau said, "I am very enthusiastic about Julian joining our team to lead our efforts and further develop our virtual production and real time capabilities across all our studios. Julian brings a wealth of experience and key leadership talent to take our virtual production offerings to the next level. We anticipate virtual production to continue to grow as a key component of what we offer to our clients."
By building this new department, FuseFX is positioning itself at the forefront of emerging technologies that will better serve its clients and empower creative storytelling. It will lead to the creation of content that is innovative, real-time and truly immersive. fusefx.com