DNEG at The VFX Festival 2023

Explore the latest in VFX, Animation, Games and more

We’re thrilled to be participating in this year’s The VFX Festival!

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival features insights into award-winning productions, inspiring presentations and a look at the latest trends, technology, and innovations! Bringing together the creative community, The VFX Festival is the place to be for emerging talent to explore the visual effects industry.

WHEN: February 21 – 23
WHERE: Escape Studios Central London Campus | 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

Learn more & register here!

We have an exciting line-up of panels & presentations planned for this year’s festival! Plus, our Talent Acquisition team will be on-site at the VFX Festival Emerging Talent’s Marketplace from Wednesday, February 22 to Thursday, February 23 to answer your questions about life at our studio, our upcoming projects and our open positions. Learn more below!


Uncovering the VFX Magic of The School for Good and Evil

Anelia Asparuhova (VFX Supervisor)
Wednesday, February 22 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM GMT

Join Anelia Asparuhova, VFX Supervisor at DNEG, as she takes you behind the scenes of Netflix’s fantasy film The School for Good and Evil. Anelia will share insights into how DNEG’s visual effects helped to transform the Theatre of Tales, showcase a range of Cyclops’ facial expressions, develop Sophie’s signature blood magic and, of course, create a chocolate fireball! Find how a magical mixture of FX simulations, compositing work, environment builds, and animation brought The School for Good and Evil to life on our screens.


Crafting Believable Character Performances for Feature Animation

Kat Seale (Lead Animator, DNEG Animation)
Wednesday, February 22 | 6:00 PM GMT

Join DNEG Animation’s Kat Seale (Lead Animator) for a masterclass aimed at providing animators with the tools to create performances that feel unique, believable and specific. They will discuss the various tools and considerations that help animators make good acting choices and review how to film and analyse your own reference. Live action film clips will be studied to show examples of superb, believable acting.


Virtually Unstoppable: The Continued Rise of Virtual Production

Julia Lou (Virtual Production Supervisor)
Thursday, February 23 | 5:15 – 6:15 PM GMT

Virtual Production is revolutionising the way film and episodic content are made. Things move fast in the VP world as the technology and craft are constantly evolving to support ambitious filmmakers and productions. DNEG’s Julia Lou (Virtual Production Supervisor) is joining other world pioneers to look at how Virtual Production is shaping the VFX industry, its future, and more!

We can’t wait to see you there! Learn more & register here.




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