DNEG Wins its Fifth VFX Oscar - Second Consecutive Win

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 25-02-2019 16:40:00 IST

DNEG,  Prime Focus’ creative services arm, was recognized at the Oscar’s in Los Angeles for the work on First Man with a 5lh Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

This is DNEG‘s second consecutive VFX Oscar, with Paul Lambert winning the award last year as VFX Supervisor on director Dennis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049, and it means DNEG has now received the Best VFX OSCAR for four out of the last five years. DNEG‘s Academy Award- winning VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert and DNEG DFX Supervisor Tristan Myles accepted the award for ‘Best Visual Effects‘ for their outstanding in-camera FX work on First Man, alongside Miniature Effects Supervisor Ian Hunter, and Special Effects Supervisor J.D. Schwalm.

DNEG won its first VFX OSCAR in 2011 for work on director Christopher Nolan‘s mind-bending thriller Inception. This was followed by another collaboration with Nolan on the sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar, which won in 2015. In 2016, DNEG accepted the VFX OSCAR for work on Alex Garland‘s directorial debut EX Machina, followed by Blade Runner 2049 last year.

DNEG CEO, Namit Malhotra,
said: “It‘s a huge honor for the team‘s work on First Man to be recognised with an OSCAR. While our primary focus is always on supporting the amazing storytellers we work with through the creation of state-of—the-art effects, it‘s fantastic for our global teams to be recognised by the industry for their hard work and dedication. We are massively grateful to the director, Damien Chazelle, for having the confidence in our teams and technology to push the boundaries of visual effects.”

About Prime Focus Limited

Prime Focus Limited (PFL), the world‘s largest independent integrated media services powerhouse, employs over 9,000 professionals in 18 cities across 5 continents and 7-time zones. It provides end-to-end creative services (visual effects, stereo 3D conversion and animation), technology products & services (CLEARTM Media ERP Suite and Cloud-enabled media services), production services (equipment rental) and post-production services (Digital Intermediate and picture post) to the Media & Entertainment industry. Prime Focus has operations in Bangalore, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Montreal, Chennai, Sydney and Vancouver.

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