DNEG, the leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company, has hired acclaimed Senior VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett to join its team of world-renowned supervisory talent.
Chas’s most recent work was as Production VFX Supervisor on Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’, which involved every type of visual effects work – from character animation, performance capture, set extensions, digital environments and FX simulations to signature moments of Genie magic.
Prior to ‘Aladdin’, Chas was the Production VFX Supervisor on director James Mangold’s gritty final chapter of the Wolverine story, ‘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, Chas has received numerous accolades including 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).
Chas also enjoys a long-standing working relationship with director Tim Burton; following his work as VFX Supervisor on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, Chas 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 a slate of highly anticipated film projects, including ‘Dune’, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Fast & Furious 9’, ‘Chaos Walking’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ for director Edgar Wright. The company has previously won five Academy Awards and four BAFTAs for its film VFX work, and was awarded a BAFTA TV Craft Award for its work on Black Mirror for Netflix.