The Da Vinci Code

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years

Credits

Director

Ron Howard

Based on

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Producers

John Calley, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Skylark Productions

Studio

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Columbia Pictures

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Paul Riddle

Dneg VFX Producer

Steve Garrad

Dneg CG Supervisor

Jesper Kjolsrud

Release Date

19th May 2006

Film Background

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Ron Howard’s long awaited movie of The Da Vinci Code made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17th 2006, and Double Negative were thrilled to be selected to create a number of sequences to enhance the transition from page to screen.

Ron Howard's splendid The Da Vinci Code is the Holy Grail of summer blockbusters: a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's controversial bestseller.NEW YORK POST

DNEG’s Work

Double Negative’s VFX Supervisor on the project, Paul Riddle, explains: “Our brief was to create stylised sequences that enhance the drama and mystery of the film without straying into the realms of fantasy. We wanted to take our shots just to the edge of impossibility, but without crossing the line and being too showy. With this subtle approach, the audience can enjoy the narrative without being jolted out of the experience by an obvious VFX shot.”

In order to facilitate director Ron Howard’s vision for the visual effects sequences in the film, Double Negative’s VFX Supervisor, Paul Riddle and CG Supervisor, Jesper Kjolsrud were on set during shooting at Shepperton studios, as well as in Scotland and Paris, while VFX Producer, Steve Garrad managed the project from Double Negative’s London office.

“Double Negative are filmmakers. They understand how things change and evolve during the life of a film… the team accommodated those changes with grace, were great to work with and delivered in excess of my expectations.” Angus Bickerton, VFX Supervisor, The Da Vinci Code

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