PowerHouse VFX has quickly become one of the most sought after VFX teams in the industry. Formed in the fall of 2017, PowerHouse is an amalgamation of some of the most acclaimed talent throughout the VFX industry who joined forces to build a better, smarter, state of the art visual effects company. With decades of combined experience servicing the most challenging productions, our VFX Supervisors, CG Supervisors, Producers and talented team of VFX artists will provide your next production with an unrivaled experience.

Our strategic partnership and co-location with Sixteen19 benefits content creators by our access to their state of the art 40,000 sq ft facility, infrastructure and two DI theaters. Founded in 2010, Sixteen19 specializes in production and post services for feature film, episodic television and commercials. The company also maintains offices in Los Angeles, London and Atlanta. Recent projects include, Mary Poppins Returns, Glass, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2.

Ed Mendez - Senior VFX Supervisor/Chief Creative Officer
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Ed has been in the Visual Effects industry for more than 15 years. Ed began his career as a Compositor at Kleiser-Walczak after earning his MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. Ed’s career quickly took off working at ESC and Café FX while taking part in such high profile projects as X-Men, Spider-Man 3, The Martrix Revolutions, Sin City and winning an Emmy Award for his work on the mini-series John Adams for HBO. Ed then became Sr. VFX Supervisor at DIVE  where he Supervised such projects as Silver Linings Playbook, The Leftovers for HBO, Power for STARZ, Public Morals for TNT and Outcast for Cinemax. Ed is the creative lead at PowerHouse.

Ruben Rodas - VFX Supervisor/Compositing Supervisor  
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Ruben and Ed have worked effectively together for many years and continue their relationship at PowerHouse. Ruben (affectionately known as Biggie) got his start at Café FX where he worked under Ed to hone his VFX chops. He is known as much for his amicable nature as he is for his abilities in complex and intricate paint reconstruction of VFX shots in films such as Seven Pounds, Alice in Wonderland, I Am Number Four, Spider-Man 3 and Pan’s Labyrinth. Some of his more recent credits include The Leftovers, Power and Split. A member of the VES, Ruben is a passionate supervisor and artist committed to his team and our client’s vision.

Bob Lowery - Executive Producer/Managing Partner
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Bob has been part of the Visual Effects and Post Production industry for over 15 years working with clients from many disciplines including Feature Film, Episodic Television, Advertising and Network Promotion. His close relationships with Studios and Content Creators backed by the quality work of the PowerHouse VFX team are what allow him to help his clients be successful. Prior to launching PowerHouse, Bob co-founded BigSmack TV and was the VP of business development at DIVE. 

Dan Bornstein - CG Supervisor 
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Before becoming CG Supervisor for PowerHouse, Dan spent 10 years at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco working as a sequence FX supervisor on such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rango, and, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Dan specializes in photo-real simulations of water and destruction, as well as look development, working with content creators to turn 2D concept art into fully-realized effects with motion and character. Dan created Kylo Ren's three-bladed lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the massive cannon beam in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He received his B.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Since 2015, Dan has partnered with the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art’s high school media program, Fast Forward, teaching workshops in color theory and title design, and serving as a mentor to aspiring VFX artists. 

Calling all VFX Crew, come join our rapidly expanding team at PowerHouse VFX! We are looking to fill multiple positions starting IMMEDIATELY for feature/episodic work! 

Compositors (All Levels)
Matte Painters 
System Engineer
Pipeline TD
Assistant VFX Editor
3D Animator
2D Animator 
UI/Motion Graphics
CG Generalists
Houdini FX

Please send reel and resume to Jobs@phvfx.com

Thank you! 

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Ed Mendez's Reel
Visual Effects Supervisor

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CG Supervisor