We’re thrilled to welcome Corey Turner, former SVP Post Production at Paramount Pictures, to the DNEG team as our Head of Production in Los Angeles.
With many years of hands-on experience in both VFX and stereo conversion, Corey will lead DNEG’s drive to establish its front-end creative services for film in LA and to set up a new base for our VFX supervisors in the city.
Working as a creative collaborator alongside directors such as Michael Bay, Christopher McQuarrie, JJ Abrams and Barry Sonnenfeld, Turner is known for his work as Executive Stereographer on all of Paramount’s 3D releases since 2011, including projects such as ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ (which was recently awarded ‘Best 3D Scene of the Year’ by the Advanced Imaging Society) and ‘Terminator: Genisys’, as well as the ‘Transformers’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ franchises in 3D. Turner has previously received award recognition from the Advanced Imaging Society for his work on projects such as ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Speaking about the appointment, DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said: “I’m delighted to welcome Corey to the DNEG team. His experience in VFX and stereo conversion, along with his creative approach to his work and his extensive relationships in the LA filmmaking community, make him the ideal person to lead the charge in building DNEG’s film presence in Hollywood. I’m thrilled to have him on-board, working alongside and complementing our highly-successful LA-based DNEG TV team.”
In his new role, Corey will help to establish our concept art and previsualisation services at DNEG’s LA facility.
“Joining DNEG is truly an honor! I’m looking forward to this opportunity and to working with this incredibly talented team!” said Corey Turner, Head of Production LA, DNEG. “DNEG has been humbly capturing Oscars for the past several years. With each accomplishment DNEG stays true to its ambition of being a creative haven for filmmakers to make their visions, their designs, and their dreams a reality for television and movie fans around the globe.
Joining DNEG is not just another job – it’s an opportunity to work with my friends and to join a family of like-minded creatives who are doing what we all love… creating amazing productions that provide joy and amazement to all who witness them.”
Award-winning stereo conversion
DNEG’s stereo work on Mission: Impossible – Fallout was recently singled out for an award; director Christopher McQuarrie ( pictured right, with Corey) picked up the Advanced Imaging Society’s ‘Best 3D Scene of the Year’ Award for the stereo work delivered by DNEG and supervised by Corey for the helicopter chase sequence.