We’re excited to announce that Academy Award and BAFTA-winning VFX Supervisor Janek Sirrs has joined DNEG in Los Angeles!
Bringing over three decades of industry experience to his new role at DNEG, Janek is a noted Production VFX Supervisor with credits on Marvel shows such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Avengers, as well as on shows with DNEG such as Terminator Genisys, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 2, Batman Begins and Mission: Impossible II.
In 2000, he received the Academy Award® and a BAFTA for Best Special Visual Effects for his work on The Matrix, and has been nominated for two further Academy Awards® for his work on The Avengers and Iron Man 2, as well as two further BAFTA nominations for his work on The Avengers and Batman Begins.
Talking about his new role, Janek said:
“As a client-side supervisor, I have worked with DNEG for more than twenty years, all the way back to Batman Begins and Mission: Impossible II, and I am a big fan of the company’s work and its ethos. This new extension of my relationship with DNEG is incredibly exciting for me, as it allows even closer collaboration with DNEG’s talented teams, and the opportunity to develop groundbreaking and unconventional ideas, concepts, and approaches.”
DNEG Chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra said:
“I have admired Janek’s work for many years and he is a truly outstanding creative leader who pushes the boundaries of what is possible on all of his projects. There are huge opportunities ahead for DNEG, as we drive our company forward in a world of technological advancement and new creative possibilities, and I am delighted that Janek is onboard as an important part of the DNEG creative team that is helping to lead that charge.”
Welcome to DNEG, Janek!