Double Negative (DNEG) is one of the world’s leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.
Since DNEG’s first studio opened in London in 1998, they have always thrived on collaboration and the creative energy this provides, dedicated to delivering excellence on every project. DNEG brought home the Oscar for “Best VFX” for three out of the last four years. In total, DNEG has been honoured with 4 Academy Award wins, 4 BAFTA Awards and 8 Visual Effects Society Awards for their visual effects work on “Blade Runner 2049”,”Dunkirk”, “Ex Machina”, ”Interstellar”, ”Inception” and “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2”.
DNEG craft spectacular visuals for some of the world’s biggest films. Recent work includes Pacific Rim Uprising, Annihilation, Black Panther, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Baby Driver and Wonder Woman. Their Feature Animation division collaborates with filmmakers and IP owners to create high-end animated feature films.
DNEG’s TV VFX division tailors our experience, skills and pipeline for the specific needs of high-end television programming. Recent TV projects include Altered Carbon, Black Mirror Season 4, Marvel ‘s Inhumans, Krypton, Strike – The Silkworm and BrainDead.
DNEG’s industry-leading stereo conversion team has delivered some of Hollywood ‘s biggest theatrical 3D experiences, including Pacific Rim Uprising, Beauty and the Beast, Transformers: The Last Knight, Kong: Skull Island and Gravity.
Primary Activity: VFX
Other Activities: VFX
NextGen Skills AcademyEducation and Training
Founded in 2015 by government and employers following the Next Gen Report by Ian Livingston and Alex Hope, NextGen Skills Academy (NextGen) is an industry-led education initiative to develop the next generation of talent for the Games, Animation and VFX industries.
NextGen brings industry and education together to develop a networked pipeline with aim of training, upskilling, and supporting people into employment or on to the next stage of their career journey. They do this via the development of formal qualifications, Apprenticeship Standards, short courses, bootcamps, and other training opportunities that are designed to meet the skills needs of employers.
NextGen’s flagship qualification, the NextGen AIM Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills, was developed and is updated in collaboration with industry for students 16+. It is currently delivered by 14 Further Education Centres in England. These centres are approved by employers and, along with the industry written curriculum, students receive professional masterclasses, live streams, project feedback, work experience, and more quality industry engagement opportunities.
NextGen is led by an Employer Steering Group of studios from across Games, Animation and VFX, including Framestore, Creative Assembly, Blue Zoo, Media Molecule, Sumo Digital, Flipbook, ILM, Playground Games, Centroid, Payload, Sony Interactive Entertainment, DNEG, Ubisoft, and Game Dev Bootcamps.
Primary Activity: Education and Training