Vfx house DNEG has hired Senior VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett to join its team.
Jarrett’s most recent work was as Production VFX Supervisor on Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin.
Prior to Aladdin, he was the Production VFX Supervisor on director James Mangold’s Logan; on director Joe Wright’s reimagining of the fairy-tale world of Pan; and for both of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
Over the course of his 20-year career in visual effects, he has picked up an Oscar nomination for Poseidon (2006), a BAFTA nomination for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and a Visual Effects Society Award win for his work on Sherlock Holmes (2009).
Jarrett has a long-standing working relationship with director Tim Burton; following his work as VFX Supervisor on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he reunited with the director as Production VFX Supervisor on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and again on the Burton-directed music video for Bones by The Killers, which earned a VES Award nomination for its visual effects.
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Chas to DNEG. He is an outstanding creative leader with a passion for storytelling, a talent for developing long-term collaborative relationships with directors, and a wealth of creative and technical experience in supervising and guiding teams through the process of creating complicated, high-end visual effects for major motion pictures. He is an invaluable addition to our talented global team of supervisors and I’m excited to have him onboard.’
Senior VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett said: ‘I’ve admired DNEG’s work for many years and their run of Academy Awards successes is incredible – four Oscar wins in five years is a testament to the strength of their creative and technical abilities. DNEG is a force to be reckoned with and I’m excited to be a part of the vision that Namit and the leadership team are laying out for the future of the VFX industry.’
DNEG is currently in production on film projects including Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, Fast & Furious 9, Chaos Walking and Last Night in Soho for director Edgar Wright.
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