‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG, Dimension Team on DNEG 360

By Chanak Maduranga

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‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG, Dimension Team on DNEG 360

DNEG, the London-headquartered visual effects and animation house that has won Oscars for the likes of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and has also worked on The Last of Us and season 4 of Stranger Things, among others – unveiled the launch of a new unit dubbed DNEG 360, which is operated by real-time production firm Dimension Studio.

The partners also unveiled what they described as “two of the world’s largest LED volume stages” in London and Rome.

DNEG and Dimension initially struck a joint venture deal in 2021 to partner on virtual production services. DNEG 360 expands on the partnership to also include visualization, content creation, and development services. 

“This expanded offering provides clients with an end-to-end production partnership and a seamless transition through development, pre-production and virtual production into visual effects and post for feature film and episodic projects, advertising, music videos and more,” DNEG said. 

The London LED volume space offers two stages, one featuring an LED volume with “1,600 panels making up a 20 meters by 8 meters curved LED wall, with four wild walls, and a retractable LED ceiling,” while the other is “set up for performance, vehicle, and volumetric capture,” the companies said. The Rome LED site is located at Cinecittà Studios, “featuring a 24 meters by 8 meters LED volume with an LED ceiling and a 25 meters rotating platform deck to allow for quick repositioning of sets.”

Said DNEG Global CEO Namit Malhotra: “The launch of DNEG 360 is another example of DNEG’s strategy of investing in areas of technological advancement to reinforce our leadership position.”

Added Steve Griffith, managing director of DNEG 360 and Dimension Studio: “DNEG 360 is the only end-to-end, real-time powered service provider operating at this kind of scale anywhere in the world. Our experienced and talented team has delivered thousands of shots and over 800 virtual production shoot days, which has allowed us to refine our approach through hands-on experience. We have taken the promise of the technology and made it work at scale, mapping out and defining the creative journey through the digital production process, from development through to delivery. This allows us to provide guidance, experience, and continuity for our clients as they navigate the filmmaking process, reducing risk and finding cost efficiencies.”

Since 2021, DNEG and Dimension have delivered virtual production work on such shows as Masters of the Air (Apple TV+), Those About to Die (Peacock), Here (Sony Pictures), Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), No Way Up (Altitude Film Entertainment), Devotion (Sony Pictures), The Muppets Mayhem (Disney+).

The companies also released the behind-the-scenes video below.

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