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Fonco was founded in 1997 in San Francisco by Fon Davis as a design and fabrication studio specializing in miniatures and special effects. Over the two decades Fonco has been joined by an amazingly diverse, creative and driven group of artists, many of whom have worked for companies including Lucasfilm, ILM, Digital Domain and Disney. In addition to Fonco's incredible talent, Fonco has expanded into a 16,000 square foot facility that includes content creation, production, new media, live streaming, story development, art department, concept art, casting, product design, prop fabrication, model making, set construction, creature fabrication, special effects, pyro robotics, costumes, photography, cinematography, stop motion animation, stage rentals, standing sets, pop-up sets, beauty and special effects make up, fight choreography, fight training classes, post production services, editing, color grading, performance capture, VR development and virtual production always with a focus on visual story telling. The Fonco Studios family, in short, are creative world builders.
The friendly artists at Fonco are all known for wearing many hats, so you don't just get their experience and talent, and you're not just getting a team - what you're getting is a family that is capable of taking on the most creatively challenging projects.
We invite you to bring your project to Fonco Studios, where we believe creativity, attention to detail and hard work equal realizing your vision to its greatest potential.
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.
Fon has a reputation for being a kind-hearted team builder, hardworking planner and excellent troubleshooter who cares deeply about building and nurturing communities.
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