Eric Hayden is a Visual Effects Supervisor at FuseFX. A VES award and HPA award nominee, he has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, bringing to the FuseFX team a diverse skill set that encompasses television, features, and commercials. His recent and noteworthy projects include Empire, Designated Survivor, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Hell on Wheels, and American Horror Story.
Eric began his career as a model builder and puppeteer. Eric worked with Stan Winston and Steven Spielberg on A.I. Artificial Intelligence Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as with Sam Raimi as Puppet Master on Spider-Man 2 – bringing Doctor Octopus’ mechanical arms to life. He made the transition to the digital side in 2008 and found ready application for his artistic and problem-solving talents as a compositor. As a VFX Supervisor, Eric works both in the studio and on set, and enjoys collaborating with directors, cinematographers, editors and others in designing and planning complex visuals.
He also wrote and directed the 2013 sci-fi feature Astronaut: The Last Push.