London - Double Negative's work on Inception has received a nomination for Special Visual Effects in this year's BAFTA awards.
DNeg has had a long relationship with Inception's director, Christopher Nolan, having worked on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (for which DNeg’s VFX supervisor, Paul Franklin, was nominated for an Academy Award). This relationship led to the company creating a majority of the VFX, with New Deal Studios supplying the miniatures.
Inception presented a creative and technical challenge to Double Negative, calling for mind-bending visual effects, such as the city of Paris folding in on itself and the creation and destruction of the modernistic Limbo city.
Inception leads with the most nominations for film in this year's VES awards with 4 nominations, 3 of which are for DNeg work, including: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture, and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture.
DNeg has also received a VES nomination for the Paul Greengrass film, Green Zone, in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture category.
The London- and Singapore-based company is also proud to have worked on four of the seven films presented at the Academy Awards bake-off in Los Angeles: Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Iron Man 2, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The final Academy Award nominations are due to be announced on January 25th, 2011.
"We’re incredibly proud and excited to see so much of our work over the last year represented in the awards. It’s a great honor to be included at this level and we’re in awe of both the exemplary work we are in competition with, and the amazing VFX that our own teams have created," says DNeg’s CEO, Matt Holben.