NAME: John Myers @jmyersrof
COMPANY: rof vfx (Ring of Fire)
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
We are a ninja chameleon that can bench press 5,000 pounds plus and run a sub :01 second 40, all day, every day! We are also an award-winning visual arts, effects and animation company (with offices in Santa Monica and New York) that works across all platforms, specializing in custom creative approaches. We specialize in high-end seamless effects, including animation, 2D & 3D compositing, motion graphics design and finishing for all formats and mediums.
WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Executive Producer/Visual Effects Supervisor
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
It’s lots of creative thinking and action to navigate the day, on set or in the studio. Helping to create energy and make things happen, keep it simple and focused.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
That my partner — and our creative director — Jerry Spivack and I are not brothers or the same person.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED OVER THE YEARS ABOUT RUNNING A BUSINESS?
You cannot wait for anything to happen, and expect and prepare not to be surprised by absolutely anything.
A LOT OF IT MUST BE ABOUT TRYING TO KEEP EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS HAPPY. HOW DO YOU BALANCE THAT?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Getting to work every day in the studio and on set with amazingly smart, talented and funny people. I am blown away everyday by something or someone.
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
5am call times… only to wait until 11pm to start the set-up for the “VFX” shot.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Driving combines in Nebraska or on a world tour as drum tech for Nicko McBrain.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT CLIENTS?
A Father John Misty music video for director Grant James, the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, an integrated content for Ad Agency High, Wide & Handsome, TV Series work for Instant Mom for Nickelodeon, TV Series work for Girl Meets World for Disney,and Heroes Reborn “Where Are The Heroes” for NBC and director Kendall Bowlin.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
iPhone, microwave oven and a giant HD monitor.