VFX/Animation Studio DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director | New


London-based visual effects and animation studio DNEG has promoted Chas Jarrett to creative director.

Chas Jarret

Jarrett joined DNEG as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor in 2019. As Creative Director, he will partner with directors and cinematographers to leverage the company’s creative capabilities and innovative technology to serve their projects, while helping to maintain and develop the company’s working relationship with its studio. clients.

Jarrett will also support the progression and development of DNEG’s artists and represent its creative teams at the executive level.

He will replace current creative director Paul Franklin, who will continue to provide guidance and direction to clients and DNEG teams as a visual effects consultant.

Franklin will also focus on developing new and original scripts and is attached as a director on a number of DNEG projects that are currently in development.

DNEG said Jarrett’s promotion has provided additional executive-level support for its strategic direction and global growth initiative as the company targets an expanded international benchmark workforce of 10,000 employees over the next 12 months.

The growth plan also explores other opportunities in content development and production, and in adjacent markets such as metaverse games and apps.

Jarrett has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including 13 years as a client-side VFX production supervisor, with credits including Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin, Logan, the movies Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie and Sweeney Todd by Tim Burton.

He is also an active software developer, currently working with an internal DNEG team on the development of xSTUDIO, a new playback and review tool that DNEG intends to release as an open source project later this year.

Most recently, Jarrett served as VFX production supervisor on the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game franchise for Sony Pictures.

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