At a recent sharing by world's leading award-winning visual effects (VFX) studio Double Negative (DNeg), Victoria Rodgers and Harriet Bates of DNeg senior recruitment team showed The One Academy digital animation graduating students just what it takes to become a part of the visual effects team for Hollywood movies as they arrived at campus to seek talents for Dneg's latest expansion facility in Singapore.
Rodgers and Bates were invited to The One Academy to share with the students some behind-the-scenes footage of DNeg impressive visual effects work on the USD160 million blockbuster Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan. As the sole VFX vendor for the film, DNeg provided all the visual effects on the film, including Limbo City, the Paris fold-over sequence in Folding City and the fortress explosion.
Some of DNeg's recent completed projects include Paul, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Iron Man 2, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and more in current production.
During the 2-hour sharing session, students were given a showcase on how to effectively 'transform' an imagined scene into a built-in reality, the difference between special effects and visual effects and how to best interpret a visual experience according to a film director's request; for example, the visual effect of an explosion to be created like a 'dance'.
According to Rodgers, there are many career opportunities to offer in the rising animation industry that include expertise in the areas of lighting, modelling, texturing, lighting, compositing and more. With DNeg's recent studio opening in Singapore, Rodgers encouraged local aspiring animators with an earnest passion for movies to explore and thrive on an international career opportunity in film visual effects.
DNeg's made its first visit to The One Academy, adding to the list of delegation visits by other industry leaders such as the world-famous video game publisher Ubisoft, Star Wars maker Lucasfilm and yet another award-winning visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues to talent hunt at one of Malaysia's leading college in art & design.
So, are you the next rising Hollywood animator in the line-up? Head on over to Digital Animation department to find out more on how you can be part of the Double Negative visual effects team. Good luck!