Fancy House of Visual Effects in New York has appointed two highly accomplished visual effects veterans to its senior team. Janine Conway joins the studio as senior producer, helping to oversee production and business development. Chris Green becomes compositing supervisor, focusing on visual effects for features and television.
Conway brings 10 years of experience as a producer at visual effects and design houses including Buck and Method Studios. She previously collaborated with Fancy VFX on ad campaigns for FedEx and Service Now. Her other recent credits as VFX producer include Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, Comcast and Budweiser.
Green arrives from a post as senior Nuke compositor at Crafty Apes VFX. His recent credits include Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood, Apple TV+’s Severance and the CBS series Star Trek: Discovery. His background also includes work with New York studios MPC, Phosphene and The Molecule.
“As a young company, we have an amazing opportunity for growth. Janine and Chris will help us accomplish that by filling two critical roles,” says Randie Swanberg, the studio’s founder, executive creative director and visual effects supervisor. “I’ve worked with Janine in the past and she is super buttoned up and fun to work with. She relates well to artists and clients, delivers A-level work and is in tune with our philosophy. We are thrilled to have her join our team.”
“Chris brings deep experience in episodics and features, and will help manage our growth in that arena,” Swanberg adds. “We look to him to lead the charge as we grow our staff and resources and take on larger and more challenging long-form projects.”
Green’s first assignments will be the Starz series Power Book IV: Force the independent feature The Shade.
Conway is hoping to use her experience and contacts to grow the studio’s relationships among agencies and brands. “My goal is to help Fancy VFX reach the next level by selling a team I have worked with before and whom I have great confidence in,” she says. “I see it as an opportunity to build a great team from the ground up.”
Green, similarly, sees his new role as a chance to develop a superlative team. “It’s a step forward for me and an opportunity to work on a broader range of projects,” he says. “I love the vibe of the studio. We mesh well and share a commitment to quality work. It feels like a family.”
Launched earlier this year by Swanberg and executive vice president/VFX supervisor Mario Caserta, Fancy VFX has gotten off to a fast start with work for Microsoft, Samsung, FedEx, Nike, Service Now, Optimum Business and other brands. It was also the sole visual effects provider for the immersive experience O’Keefe: One Hundred Flowers.
Swanberg expects the studio’s momentum to continue to build. “We feel fortunate to have Janine and Chris on board,” he says. “We are depending on them to help service our clients, develop new talent and provide leadership that will carry us into the future.”
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