DNEG

DNEG (formerly known as Double Negative) is a British motion picture visual effects and computer animation and stereo conversion company that was founded in 1998 in London.[1]

The company has received five Academy Awards for its work on the films Inception, Interstellar, Ex Machina, Blade Runner 2049 and First Man.[2] In addition, DNEG has received BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 , Interstellar, Blade Runner 2049 and Black Mirror's "Metalhead",[3] and Visual Effects Society awards for its work on films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049.

DNEG is headquartered in Fitzrovia, London, with additional locations in Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Goa.[4]

DNEG
IndustryMotion picture, TV
Founded1998
Headquarters160 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 5QA, United Kingdom, ,
United Kingdom
Number of locations
9
Key people
  • Matthew Holben, Joint Managing Director
  • Alex Hope, Joint Managing Director
  • Marianne Speight, Global Head of Bidding and Development
Services
Divisions
  • Film VFX
  • TV VFX
  • Feature Animation
  • Stereo
Websitewww.dneg.com

History

Founding

Double Negative first opened its doors in 1998 in London. Founded by a small group of industry professionals, including Peter Chiang (Senior VFX Supervisor), Matt Holben (Joint MD), Alex Hope (Joint MD) and Paul Franklin (Senior VFX Supervisor), Double Negative has grown from a small team in London to almost 5,000 members of staff worldwide.

Over the years, Double Negative has worked on over 200 movies and developed working relationships with a number of leading directors. Its first project was Pitch Black, released in 2000. Since then, notable projects have included Enemy at the Gates, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , Children of Men, Inception, Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, John Carter, Green Zone, Interstellar, Ex Machina, Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, Avengers: Infinity War and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Double Negative's visual effects work has been honored with five Academy Awards, five BAFTAs and eight Visual Effects Society Awards.

International expansion

In 2009, Double Negative opened its Singapore office,[5][6] and closed it in March 2016.[7][8]

The following year, Double Negative set up its Feature Animation division to deliver animated feature films from its headquarters in London, working alongside IP creators and filmmakers.

Also in 2014, Double Negative merged with Prime Focus World;[9] the merged company was rebranded as DNEG.[10] The two companies announced the upcoming opening of a Mumbai branch following the merger.[11]

Since 2014 DNEG has opened new facilities in Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Goa.

TV VFX

In April 2013 the company launched DNEG TV, a new division dedicated to the creation of VFX for television, designed to allow television producers and networks access to Double Negative's team and infrastructure for non-theatrical projects.

Stereo conversion

DNEG's stereo team (previously Prime Focus World) was the first in the world to convert a full Hollywood film from 2D to 3D and has since become one of the largest stereo conversion companies in the motion picture industry.[12]

Awards

  • Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
    • Won: First Man (2018)
    • Won: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
    • Won: Ex Machina (2015)
    • Won: Interstellar (2014)
    • Won: Inception (2010)
    • Nominations: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Iron Man 2, The Dark Knight
  • BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
    • Won: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
    • Won: Interstellar (2014)
    • Won: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
    • Won: Inception (2010)
    • Nominations: Dunkirk, Ant-Man, Ex Machina, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, Batman Begins
  • BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Special, Visual and Graphic Effects
    • Won: Black Mirror – Metalhead (2018)
    • Nomination: Emerald City (2018)
  • Saturn Award for Best Special Effects
    • Won: Inception (2010)
    • Won: The Dark Knight (2008)
    • Nominations: The Chronicles of Riddick, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, John Carter, Ex Machina, Blade Runner 2049
  • Visual Effects Society
    • Won: Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project - Altered Carbon (2018)
    • Won: Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature - First Man (2018)
    • Won: Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature - Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
    • Won: Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature – Dunkirk (2017)
    • Won: Outstanding Created Environment – Interstellar (2014)
    • Won: Outstanding VFX in a VFX Driven Feature Motion Picture – Inception (2010)
    • Won: Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture – Inception (2010)
    • Won: Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture – Inception (2010)
    • Won: Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Feature Motion Picture - Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    • Won: Outstanding Created Environment - The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Advanced Imaging Society Awards
    • Won: Best 3D Scene of the Year - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
    • Won: Best 3D Scene of the Year - Beauty and the Beast 'Be Our Guest' (2017)
    • Won: Best Stereography: Live Action - Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2015)
    • Won: Technology Award - DeepGen: Stereo Deep Compositing (2015)
    • Won: Technology Award - Hybrid Stereo Pipeline (2014)
    • Won: Outstanding Use of 2D to 3D Conversion – Gravity (2013)

TV Shows

Completed projects

Filmography

In-production projects

Completed projects

See also

References

  1. ^ Cheshire, Tom (11 January 2013). "Action heroes: Soho's VFX teams illustrated by Soho's VFX teams". Wired. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Failes, Ian (3 April 2018). "Double Negative: Double Decades of Double Positives". VFX Voice. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "About us".
  4. ^ "Contact".
  5. ^ Shetty, Chaitra. "Double Negative opens in Singapore". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.axapac.com/news/axapac499.htm
  7. ^ "Singapore statement".
  8. ^ Frater, Patrick; Cohen, David (23 March 2016). "Double Negative to Close VFX Facility in Singapore (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ Cohen, David (25 June 2014). "Visual Effects Giants Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ Philips, Emma Latham (14 June 2018). "DixonBaxi's rebrand for Oscar-winning VFX company DNEG "suggests motion and constant transformation"". It's Nice That.
  11. ^ Frater, Patrick (11 June 2015). "India's Prime Focus and U.K.'s Double Negative to Open Mumbai VFX Plant". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  12. ^ em_pfguser (9 January 2015). "Creative Services". www.primefocus.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  13. ^ "New Doctor Who recruits Blade Runner 2049 SFX team". Digital Spy. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.

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Namit Malhotra (born 2 April 1976) is the chief executive officer of visual effects and animation company DNEG. He is also the Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Prime Focus Limited, world's largest independent integrated media services company.

Paul Lambert (special effects artist)

Paul Lambert is a visual effects supervisor at DNEG. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: one for the 2017 film Blade Runner 2049 at the 90th Academy Awards, and one for the 2018 film First Man at the 91st Academy Awards.

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