Welcoming Joel Hynek to DNEG

Academy-Award winning VFX Supervisor joining on To-Be-Announced Title

We’re delighted to welcome Joel Hynek to our DNEG Los Angeles studio!

Bringing over four decades of industry experience, Joel has worked as VFX Supervisor on the likes of Jumper, xXx, Stealth, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, as well as Dhoom 3, one of Bollywood’s highest-grossing films and the first Indian film to be released in IMAX; the popular Warner Bros./CBS vampire series The Originals; and big budget Chinese productions Crazy Alien and The Yin Yang Master.

Alongside his impressive filmography, Joel has won two Academy Awards®: the Scientific and Engineering Design Award for the design of the camera that made the effects for the original Predator possible, and Best Visual Effects for his contribution to What Dreams May Come, most notably the memorable ‘Painted World’ sequence.

On joining DNEG, Joel said:
“I am proud to be working with DNEG at such a thrilling and pivotal time in the world of visual effects. Technological advancement in our industry is opening previously unattainable creative possibilities, and DNEG is at the forefront of harnessing these technologies in pursuit of storytelling goals. Throughout my career I have endeavoured to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. Having recently supervised a short film that made full use of real-time technology in LED volume, as well as testing the full use of Virtual Production on a major Chinese production, I’m looking forward to more opportunities to bring these new technologies and workflows to some truly exciting upcoming projects.”
DNEG Chairman and CEO Namit Malhotra said:
“DNEG is a destination of choice for filmmakers and studios around the world looking to turn their imagined worlds into reality, and we are assembling some of the top creative minds in the business to meet this challenge. Joel’s work over the last four decades and his long-standing contributions to the art and science of storytelling continue to receive critical acclaim, and I am delighted that he is bringing this deep knowledge and experience to our creative leadership team at DNEG.”

Welcome to DNEG, Joel!

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