Michael Jackson is a VFX supervisor and senior Post Visualization Supervisor working in film, television, theme park entertainment and commercials. Getting his start in LA over 25 years ago at Dream Quest Images, he has worked with various studios, including Day for Nite, Unit 11, Industrial Light Magic, Sony Imageworks and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Michael has worked on several productions as in-house VFX supervisor. He has had the good fortune to work with several top directors including Michael Bay, John Favreau, JJ Abrams and Robert Zemeckis.
Credits include Songbird, Greyhound, Birds of Prey, Ghost in the Shell, Mulan, Aquaman, and a small independent movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Tefft Smith II, is a Visualization, VFX and Animation Supervisor working mostly in films, television, commercials and themed entertainment. His work experience has included working for various studios including Pixomondo, Halon Entertainment, A52, Look Effects Inc., Zoic Studios, and Gradient Effects LLC.
Tefft has many credits to his name, including: Mandalorian, Star Trek: Short Treks, Midway, Orville: Season 2, The OA, Goosebumps; Slappy's Halloween, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, A Dog's Way Home, KONG: Skull Island, and Tomorrowland . As a producer, he has released Carolina Parakeet and The Smiling Man both with Multiple Festival Awards, and as a director,
Tefft created several animated shorts, bumpers of the 50 greatest VFX Films and a Tribute to Steven Spielberg for the Visual Effects Society. Over the years he has taught at USC and at Gnomon, where he served as the Director of Education in 2008.
Dan is a Visual Effects Supervisor with over 85 Feature Films, 80 Episodics, National Commercial Spots and Special Venue Credits to his name. At OPSIS, Dan is responsible for covering On-Set Production as well as managing in-house talent to secure stellar final deliveries. Having been an “On-The-Box” Supervisor for decades, he serves as a creative partner to his clients, executing refined looks company-wide.
Some of Dan’s past projects include - Songbird, Hail Caesar!, The Hangover (Pt. 2 & 3), Station 19, Veronica Mars, Sneaky Pete, The Last Man on Earth, War Dogs, Gangster Squad, Heaven is For Real, Reign of Fire, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Previous Company homes include Disney, Hammerhead, Warner Bros, Cinesite, Dreamworks.
Lena Bahrs is an accomplished Producer with credits in Film and Television spanning from Europe to the US. After many years of honing her craft in Germany and Europe as a whole, Lena relocated to the US to dive into the world of visual effects to add this to her tool belt. Her hands-on experience on set and in the trenches of guiding physical production through budgetary landmines, while not loosing the creative integrity, makes her an integrate part of OPSIS’ operation and a great partner to our clients.
Lena’s credits include Berlin Station, The Orville, Perry Mason, Raised by Wolves as well as the Michael Bay produced Songbird amongst many others.
Henrik Fett’s career in the Entertainment industry spans over 25 years in numerous roles at some of the premier VFX and digital media production entities. Founding OPSIS with long time collaborator Tefft Smith and industry veteran Michael Jackson was a passion project for Henrik. His role as CEO and EP at OPSIS allows him to assemble the puzzle pieces collected along the way.
The lessons learned from the early days of studio ownership (LOOK Effects) to the executive roles at studios like PSYOP, Rhythm & Hues and PIXOMONDO laid the foundation for OPSIS . Henrik see’s his role as a facilitator – creating opportunities for top creatives, on the client side as well as on OPSIS side, to come together and push the envelop of visual storytelling.
“I have seen the amazing results possible, when the right teams come together – it’s exhilarating … reminds you why you got into this in the first place!”
When not helping OPSIS to become what Henrik, Tefft and Michael envision it to be, Henrik continues to collaborate with friends and colleagues on production projects through his production company.