- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
- LOS ANGELES
Visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company DNEG has hired Corey Turner, former SVP post production at Paramount Pictures, to head up the film team at its Los Angeles facility. Turner, who joins DNEG as head of production L.A., has years of hands-on experience in both VFX and stereo conversion. He will lead DNEG’s drive to establish its front-end creative services for film in Los Angeles and to set up a new base for the company’s L.A.-based VFX supervisors.
Working as a creative collaborator alongside directors such as Michael Bay, Christopher McQuarrie, JJ Abrams and Barry Sonnenfeld, Turner is known for his work as executive stereographer on all of Paramount’s 3D releases since 2011, including projects such as Bumblebee, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Terminator: Genisys, as well as the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises in 3D. Turner has previously received award recognition from the Advanced Imaging Society for his work on projects such as Katy Perry: Part of Me and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said of Turner,: “His experience in VFX and stereo conversion, along with his creative approach to his work and his extensive relationships in the LA filmmaking community, make him the ideal person to lead the charge in building DNEG’s film presence in Hollywood.”
In his new role Turner will help to build DNEG’s film VFX presence on the West Coast, including the establishment of concept art and previsualisation services at DNEG’s L.A. facility.
“I’m looking forward to this opportunity and to working with this incredibly talented team!” said Turner. “DNEG has been humbly capturing Oscars for the past several years. With each accomplishment DNEG stays true to its ambition of being a creative haven for filmmakers to make their visions, their designs, and their dreams a reality for television and movie fans around the globe. Joining DNEG is not just another job – it’s an opportunity to work with my friends and to join a family of like-minded creatives who are doing what we all love... creating amazing productions that provide joy and amazement to all who witness them.”
DNEG was recently honored with two Visual Effects Society Awards, for its work on space biopic First Man and Netflix cyberpunk sci-fi series Altered Carbon. First Man is also nominated for the Best VFX Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. DNEG’s stereo work on Mission: Impossible – Fallout was recently singled out for an award; director McQuarrie picked up the Advanced Imaging Society’s “Best 3D Scene of the Year” Award for the stereo work delivered by DNEG and supervised by Turner for the helicopter chase sequence.
The DNEG TV teams in L.A., Vancouver and Montréal are currently working on a number of high-profile TV shows such as Catch-22, The Boys and Star Trek: Discovery. DNEG is also in production on a slate of highly anticipated film projects, including Avengers: Endgame, Hobbs & Shaw and Wonder Woman 1984.