Double Negative Merger Opens Up Careers in VFX
Double Negative and Prime Focus World have merged under the name of the Double Negative brand.
Prime Focus founder and current CEO of Prime Focus World, Namit Malhotra says, “Prime Focus has proven over the last five years the undeniable benefits of global collaboration: the flexibility of working in different time zones; the coming together of creative talent from across the globe; and the ability to leverage tax incentives. We can now bring this together with Double Negative’s unquestionable creative excellence to build a truly formidable offering.”
Double Negative’s current crop of movies include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Terminator: Genesis, Insurgent, Grimsby and Ant-Man.
For more on this story go here: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/motion-graphics/double-negative-prime-focus-world-merge/.
To get the news direct from Double Negative go to their website here: http://www.dneg.com/.
The ‘real’ news
Or should I write the ‘reel’ news? For me the real news is all the opportunities offered for learning and career development offered on the Double Negative website for various ages and interests. For example, there are links to information on Careers for Pupils over 15 years and for those aged 10 to 14.
Explore careers in VFX
Double Negative encourages people to explore the possibility of a career in VFX and advises that the field requires, “Maths, science, engineering and computer technologies, alongside artistic, creative and problem-solving skills, as well as a lot of teamwork”. For more info go here: http://www.dneg.com/career_info/#sthash.FDZrNE16.dpuf.
Transfer from games to VFX
For those wishing to transfer from games to VFX there is a page just for you here: http://www.dneg.com/career_info/career_moves_transferring_from_games_to_vfx_490.html.
Careers in 3D
There is also a link for those wishing to learn more about CG. You can check it out here: http://www.dneg.com/career_info/learning_resources_for_cg_408.html.
Finally, for those interested in pursuing a career in 3D advice is provided directly by Dara McGarry, who is a 3D Artist Manager at Double Negative. She suggests a good understanding of Maya is required and says that a good place to start out is in the, “ matchmove department”.
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