Conference & Talks, Career Fair, D&I Summit

It’s that time of year again!

We’re excited to announce our talks and involvement at SPARK FX 2019, which takes place on February 9th and 10th 2019, in Vancouver.

Career Fair

Learn about new job opportunities at our global studios!

Come and meet us at the SPARK FX Career Fair on Saturday, February 9th. Our Talent Acquisition Partners, Amy Moorcroft and Zach Peterson, along with Artist Manager Sophie Robinson, will be at the DNEG booth from 9:30am to 5pm. Drop by to hear more about our many career opportunities worldwide.

To learn more about our Vancouver Lighting team, come by our booth between 2pm and 4pm, when Our Head of Lighting, Bernhard Kerschbaumer, will be on hand to answer your questions! Make sure to also say ‘hi’ to our VFX Supervisor, Chris McLaughlin, who will also be at our booth from 9:30am to 2pm.

Check out our careers page for more details about all of our open positions.


Saturday, February 9th, 9:30AM to 5PM


The Hanger
Centre for Digital Media
577 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC


During the two-day Spark FX Conference we will have two talks that spotlight the intricate work that went towards two of 2018’s  biggest blockbusters: First Man and Venom.

We were the lead VFX partner for First Man and we’re very proud that our work has been nominated for ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, and has received BAFTA and VES nominations.

Our work on  Venom, meanwhile, gave us the opportunity to bring the bad-ass creature to life and create all his different forms. If you’re interested in joining our amazing Creature team check out our careers page.


First Man: Redefining In-Camera FX

Michelle Eisenreich & Frederik Lillelund
Presented by DNEG
with Michelle Eisenreich & Frederik Lillelund
Saturday, Feb 9th, 2:15pm

DNEG’s work on First Man was centered around trying to achieve some of the most realistic and immersive in-camera VFX shots ever seen.

Join us as VFX Producer Michelle Eisenreich and CG Supervisor Frederik Lillelund show how the First Man team were able to achieve this by using one of the biggest LED screens ever built on a movie set, while also taking advantage of the latest in miniature work, footage restoration and digital effects.


Transforming Venom.

Daniel Paulsson
Presented by DNEG
with Daniel Paulsson & Sheena Duggal
Sunday, Feb 10th, 10:45am

Creating any kind of digital character is difficult, but bringing the shapeshifting alien symbiote to life, and transforming Tom Hardy into Venom presented some unusual creative and technical challenges.

Join us to hear how Sony VFX Supervisor Sheena Duggal and DNEG VFX Supervisor Daniel Paulsson took on these challenges to successfully bring the iconic Marvel anti-hero to life on the big screen.

Alita: Battle Angel

Fred Chapman, our Head of Creature, will moderate the 12:30PM talk on Robert Rodriguez’s latest movie Alita: Battle Angel. This was one of the films DNEG artists in Vancouver helped bring to life.


Emily Carr University
Reliance Theatre
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) SUMMIT

The goal of this year’s summit is to educate, inspire and encourage! For more info about our involvement and D&I panel discussion click here.

Visit the Spark FX website for tickets and to learn more about the conference and career fair.




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