54 min

Fon Davis, VFX Artist, Model Maker and Filmmaker The Callsheet

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Episode 11 with Fon Davis
In his three decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 40 feature films, countless music videos, commercials, TV shows and other projects As an alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic's Model Shop, Fon has worked on Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, and Pearl Harbor feature films, as well as the Star Wars, Terminator, Mission Impossible, and Jurassic Park franchises. In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in several art departments on Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Christmas Carol, Mars Needs Moms, Laika Entertainment’s Coraline and Warner Brothers The Matrix series.
More recently, Fon worked on Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. Fon is currently a creative director at Fonco Studios, a celebrity judge on ABC's BattleBots, an instructor at the Stan Winston School, on shows including SuperFan Builds, Nerd Alert, Cake Masters, Starter Kit, Painter's Guild, and Adam Savage’s Tested. Fon is also a content creator and public speaker, frequently using his broad knowledge in entertainment and visual storytelling to share his experience and knowledge with the world.
Fon has actively participated and supported the education, VFX, SPFX, robotics, 3d printing, maker and geek culture communities through his work with disadvantaged youth programs, conventions around the world, the Visual Effects Society, Dwayne Johnson's Dwanta Claus organization, Glendale Unified School District, The Wounded Warrior Project, Expression College, Make: Magazine, The Make a Wish Foundation, Magic Wheelchair, and much more.
About The Callsheet:
After two decades working in and around Hollywood, I've met some incredible people with unique stories of how they made it. Listen in as I chat with Directors, Writers, Producers, DPs, Creators and Designers of all the films and tv that you know and love. For the latest updates on the podcast, follow me on instagram @thatdirectoraj or join our new facebook page under the same name
Callsheet theme by Evan Brau
About the Host:
Born in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade which helped push public opinion toward the first recycling program the city had ever seen. Realizing the power of filmmaking, he was hooked. After earning a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, A.J. began reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could, learning from the pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera. He spent a great deal of time editing, including trailers for blockbuster films and pro-bono work for charities such as A Leg to Stand On. Eventually he was able to direct, and sold the series Infamous which he co-wrote with Craig Bonacorsi. A.J. has just launched Orbital Studios, a virtual production studio in Los Angeles. @orbitalvirtualstudios
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Episode 11 with Fon Davis
In his three decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 40 feature films, countless music videos, commercials, TV shows and other projects As an alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic's Model Shop, Fon has worked on Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, and Pearl Harbor feature films, as well as the Star Wars, Terminator, Mission Impossible, and Jurassic Park franchises. In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in several art departments on Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Christmas Carol, Mars Needs Moms, Laika Entertainment’s Coraline and Warner Brothers The Matrix series.
More recently, Fon worked on Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. Fon is currently a creative director at Fonco Studios, a celebrity judge on ABC's BattleBots, an instructor at the Stan Winston School, on shows including SuperFan Builds, Nerd Alert, Cake Masters, Starter Kit, Painter's Guild, and Adam Savage’s Tested. Fon is also a content creator and public speaker, frequently using his broad knowledge in entertainment and visual storytelling to share his experience and knowledge with the world.
Fon has actively participated and supported the education, VFX, SPFX, robotics, 3d printing, maker and geek culture communities through his work with disadvantaged youth programs, conventions around the world, the Visual Effects Society, Dwayne Johnson's Dwanta Claus organization, Glendale Unified School District, The Wounded Warrior Project, Expression College, Make: Magazine, The Make a Wish Foundation, Magic Wheelchair, and much more.
About The Callsheet:
After two decades working in and around Hollywood, I've met some incredible people with unique stories of how they made it. Listen in as I chat with Directors, Writers, Producers, DPs, Creators and Designers of all the films and tv that you know and love. For the latest updates on the podcast, follow me on instagram @thatdirectoraj or join our new facebook page under the same name
Callsheet theme by Evan Brau
About the Host:
Born in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade which helped push public opinion toward the first recycling program the city had ever seen. Realizing the power of filmmaking, he was hooked. After earning a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, A.J. began reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could, learning from the pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera. He spent a great deal of time editing, including trailers for blockbuster films and pro-bono work for charities such as A Leg to Stand On. Eventually he was able to direct, and sold the series Infamous which he co-wrote with Craig Bonacorsi. A.J. has just launched Orbital Studios, a virtual production studio in Los Angeles. @orbitalvirtualstudios
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54 min

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