24 November 2016

Animation at Dneg Vancouver

The Animation Department is growing at Double Negative Vancouver with lots of exciting opportunities and projects ahead! From racing cars to Egyptian mummy and Canadian buffalos, the team’s having fun! 

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From left to right: Robyn Luckham, Makoto Koyama and Alex Melville

Lead by Robyn Luckham who moved last summer from London to Vancouver to take on the Head of Animation role, the team recently delivered the magical and highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. They are now busy working on Fast 8, Wonder Woman, The Mummy, The Solutrean, Blade Runner 2049, Annihilation, … Just to name a few 😉 Whether you like action-packed movie, science fiction, super hero story or historical drama we’ll have something for you!

If you are interested in being part of our talented team here in Vancouver keep an eye on our Jobs of the Week series or Jobs Portal as we are recruiting!
Speaking of joining Dneg Vancouver’s Animation Department we are delighted to announce that Makoto Koyama has recently started with us as Senior Animator after several years in Weta Digital and ILM. With no less than 13 years experience in Animation, he worked on Independence Day: Resurgence, The Jungle Book, The Hobbit, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hunger Games. And the list goes on!

Dneg was my first choice when I decided to move to Vancouver. I heard a lot of good things about the company from my friends!“, says Makoto, “So far what I like the most about Dneg is that I can sit closely to the other departments. It’s good for productivity, creativity and brainstorming!”.

 

We also would like to congratulate Alex Melville, long-time Dnegger who recently moved from Matchmove to Animation! Alex first moved from Dneg London to Vancouver as a Matchmove Artist and then decided to specialise in Animation. He recently passed all his Animation modules and received a very warm welcome from the team! Well done Alex!

 

“I am incredibly pleased to have Makoto and Alex add their exceptional skills to our already very strong animation team, and hope with them to produce more breath taking character and creature animation work in the years to come. Many welcomes Makoto and Alex!” – Robyn Luckham, Dneg Vancouver Head of Animation.

 

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