DNEG at FMX Stuttgart 2019


VFX experts from across DNEG will be on hand to share insight and inspiration at this year’s FMX conference, which takes place in Stuttgart from next week (April 30 to May 3).

The annual event brings together creators from the worlds of animation, effects, games and immersive media.

This year we’re thrilled to be hosting a Company Suite on Wednesday 1st May, which will feature a programme of exclusive talks, including presentations by DFX Supervisor, Aharon Bourland and DNEG TV’s distinguished VFX Producer, Michelle Eisenreich.

Michelle was the VFX Producer on Damian Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man, which won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards. She was also DNEG’s VFX Producer on the 2018 Oscar-winning sci-fi Blade Runner 2049.  Today, Michelle leads our fast growing DNEG TV team in Vancouver.

Moreover, delegates will also have opportunities to discover more about DNEG’s work on last year’s blockbuster Venom, for which Aharon was the DFX Supervisor.

Opportunities with DNEG

Plus, our Talent Acquisition team will be on hand to talk more about careers opportunities with DNEG.

If you are specialised in Creature, Production or Animation and you are attending FMX this year the team would love to meet you!

Sign up for a 1:1 chat at FMX on May 1st or 2nd using the links below:




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Wednesday 1st May

DNEG Company Suite – Raum Ulm

10.30am – Bringing The Symbiote to Life: The Visual Effects of ‘Venom

DFX Supervisor Aharon Bourland talks about the story of bringing ‘Venom’ to life in last year’s blockbuster film. 

11.30am – The 8th Principle: Concept Art and The Element of Time

Concept Artist Paolo Giandoso will focus on bridging VFX and storytelling through Concept Art, and how to deal with concepts that evolve through time in the most effective way.

12.30pm – Meet the DNEG team!

The team will be on hand to talk about careers opportunities with DNEG and give you an insight into our studio and shows.

2pm – Make Your Story Spectacular: Careers at DNEG

Join Jim Brown, Talent Acquisition Partner and Kyle Wood, CG Creature Supervisor, for insider tips and showreel advice to help you land your dream job at DNEG.

3pm – A Career in Creature

Join Kyle Wood, Creature Supervisor, as he provides an overview of the work, culture, technology and future goals of DNEG’s global Creature team. See how you might fit into our Creature department globally and take the opportunity to interact with Kyle during a Q&A after his talk.

4pm – Greenlight your VFX Career at DNEG

Harriet Edge-Partington, Talent Acquisition Partner shares details of our careers programmes. Discover a world of opportunities for emerging talent and find out more about apprentice, internship and graduate opportunities.

4.45pm – DNEG TV: From London to North America

Join Michelle Eisenreich, Executive Producer DNEG TV Vancouver, as she shares insight on DNEG’s heritage in TV VFX and how our expansion in North America brings more diverse opportunities.

Recruitment Forum – Raum Reutlingen

10am – Be part of the future of storytelling – Careers at DNEG

Join Harriet Edge-Partington, Talent Acquisition Partner at DNEG London for a unique insight into our studios, shows and career opportunities.


Thursday 2 May

Houdini Company Suite – Raum Mannheim

5pm – Evolving Destruction Workflows

Keith Kamholz, Lead FX Technical Director, teams up with VFX software partner SideFX to discuss how his preferred destruction workflow has evolved as a result of new updates and additions to the Houdini workflow. He’ll also compare bespoke techniques to built-in solutions and use the example scene from his recently revamped CGMA ‘Mastering Destruction in Houdini’ class to demonstrate some of these techniques.

Friday 3 May

Main Conference – König-Karl-Halle

9.30am – First Man: Redefining In-Camera FX

DNEG’s work on First Man was centred around trying to achieve some of the most realistic and immersive in-camera VFX shots ever seen. Join us as VFX Producer Michelle Eisenreich (DNEG) and Miniature Effects Supervisor Ian Hunter (New Deal Studios) show how the First Man team achieved 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.

Discover job opportunities at DNEG

If you’re not attending this year’s FMX, but you would like to find out more about opportunities with DNEG, then check out our Careers page, where you can sign up to receive job alerts.

More information

Check out the full programme of speakers below and book tickets by visiting the  FMX 2019 website.




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