Visual Effects done differently.

Exceptional communication is the foundation of great VFX. And not just shot descriptions and perplexing words from a VFX lexicon, but deep communication founded by a mutual appreciation for creating great cinema. We strive to identify filmmakers who care about the emotional proceeds of VFX as much as we do. We cut costs from brick and mortar niceties, not artists. We put the savings into communication, and share in delight as our clients see images that come from a place where words have no meaning.

The bitterness of Poor Quality remains long after the sweetness of Low Price is forgotten.Benjamin Franklin

About Us

We believe that exceptional communication from the top to bottom, and back up again is essential. With even the best team of artists in the world, a lack of communication would surely bring about a disappointing end to a great opportunity. A caring filmmaker is disappointed when a dazzling shot somehow misses the mark. Artists are devastated to revisit, or worse, redo a shot they put their heart into only to receive endless notes rather than praise.

We believe every shot should have a well defined intent. Invisible, subtle or in your face VFX, there must be consideration for how the audience will feel. To uncover the intent and focus our resources in the right direction, we ask filmmakers all the right questions—questions they didn't even know they had answers for.


  • With AFX, it’s never a question of “how”… it is always a matter of “why”. When they worked on my film, Burning Daylight, they were under intense time constraints. Furthermore, they were faced with the challenge of working with a first time feature director. And despite these obstacles, they brainstormed and strategically put together a plan of action that ultimately delivered top results.
    Sanzhar Sultanov

    Director (Burning Daylight)

  • The pros at AFX are creative, professional, and courteous - even on a high-stress project. They make any venture a rewarding creative experience.
    Tony Randel

    Director (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Double Born)

  • I first worked with AFX on a SyFy Channel Premier film called "Fire From Below". The VFX element was a voracious, combustible, lithium fire-ball that sought out all liquids in its path, including humans. AFX delivered a tremendous variety of shots on time and for an indie-film budget. I have used AFX several times since then and I know that I can count on quality, as well as cost-effectiveness and timely delivery.
    Andrew Stevens

    Producer (The Boondock Saints, The Whole Nine Yards, 3000 Miles to Graceland)

  • What makes Ryan extraordinary in my opinion, was not just his skill as a VFX talent but even more importantly as a man of integrity, who reflects selfless hard work and a willingness to be a true team member in every sense. If you are looking for someone who is talented, reliable, and a team player.....look no further!
    Paul B. Payne

    Executive Producer (I Heart Shakey, The House That Jack Built)


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We're always looking for talented artists! Use the contact form to send us a link to your resume and demo reel.

Tracking and Layout Artist

We're looking for a tracking and layout artist who is critical thinker. Yes, it's best when we have lens grids and survey info, but sometimes, you just have to figure it out.

  • Accurately estimate lens distortion and focal length from a plate with minimal geometric features.

Prefer artists who use PFTrack.

Basic layout for all camera track means orienting the camera to the most important planar surface, and provided temp geo. Skilled modeler would be a bonus.

Layout / Modeler

We're looking for a skilled box modeler with a great command of topology.

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