DNEG at HUB Montreal 2019

The creative digital event representing the Quebec VFX industry

We are thrilled to announce that we will be attending the international business event HUB Montreal from November 18 – 21. The four-day gathering will showcase Montreal’s creative potential and promote its international reputation with networking activities, talks and business cases in a diversified spectrum of digital creation.

Alongside two other local VFX studios, DNEG has been selected to represent the Quebec VFX industry to more than 40 international well-known companies and organizations such as Factory 42, InVR.Space, Bashiba, SXSW, Festival de Cannes and more.



Aaron Fickling, DNEG Montreal CG Supervisor, will present our CG creature work on one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time: MEN IN BLACK. Find out how the DNEG crews in Vancouver and Montreal brought to life Vungus the Ugly, the main alien character in the movie. Aaron will talk about the high end facial system developed for Vungus, the full body animation and simulation work, and will go through some of the challenges the team faced for this hero character, including extreme close-ups and lip syncing.

Montreal studio General Manager, Gavin Graham said, “As the capabilities of Montreal VFX studios continue to grow, HUB Montreal will be a great opportunity for us to share some of the more complex work that the studio has been doing lately. ‘Men In Black: International’ was a great project to have worked on, and Aaron will share a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the creature work in the film. The line-up for the festival is very exciting and forward looking. We’re excited to use HUB Montreal to continue to build relationships with other local studios and the wider creative and technical community.“

You can watch the HUB Montreal 2018 video recap here.

Hub Montreal will take place at 7 Fingers Studios, on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the heart of the city. If you are in Montreal at this time we’ll be happy to meet you there!





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