files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from The Foundry
The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects software, is delighted to announce that Double Negative has purchased a site license of its compositor, NUKE.
Since opening its doors in 1998 with 30 staff, Double Negative has grown to 800 staff, making it Europe's largest provider of visual effects for Film.
Double Negative is held in high regard globally for its commitment to creative excellence and for its work on projects including Inception, Iron Man II, Quantum of Solace and Prince of Persia. They have also received two VES Awards for their work on The Dark Knight and Sherlock Holmes. Current projects include, John Carter of Mars, Paul, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Matt Holben, CEO at Double Negative, said: “NUKE has continued to consolidate its position as the dominant software on the market for high-end compositing. The freelance pool of artists with NUKE experience has grown significantly and The Foundry’s on-going commitment to invest in research and development is impressive. These factors have led us to commit to NUKE for the future.
Double Negative and The Foundry have worked together for a long time, and share a common ethos of close collaboration with customers. We look forward to progressing further with NUKE.”
Bill Collis, CEO at The Foundry, said, “We are delighted that Double Negative has embraced NUKE. When we’re out and about in the industry they are often held up as an example of a facility doing fantastic work and we are proud that NUKE is now contributing to that.”
Double Negative also recently invested in MARI, The Foundry’s brand new creative 3D texture painting application.
The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production.
The Foundry has a well-established client base that includes leading visual effects facilities worldwide, such as Warner Bros, The Moving Picture Company, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain. It is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing.
In June 2009 The Foundry announced a management buyout for an undisclosed sum led by Advent Venture Partners. Advent backed The Foundry’s management team, led by CEO Dr Bill Collis and the original founders.
The Foundry is highly profitable and has more than doubled in size in the past two years.
The Foundry’s products support a wide range of award-winning host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, , Nuke, Shake and Final Cut Pro. In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry’s development team for the Furnace image processing suite – and the company now holds two products with AMPAS Sci-Tech Award® winning technology including high-end compositing system Nuke.
The Foundry is headquartered in London, and has offices in Los Angeles. For more information please visit: www.thefoundry.co.uk
Double Negative, located in the heart of London’s Soho, was set up in 1998 with a team of just 30. Since then the company has grown to 750+ staff, making it Europe's largest provider of visual effects for Film.
In 2009, Double Negative opened the doors to its Singapore office, which works closely with the London office. Double Negative is a full-service VFX facility capable of handling projects from initial design through on-set supervision and production to post-production. Throughout its growth Dneg has always sought to retain the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects, ensuring that they have a close collaboration with clients. At the same time, Double Negative’s R & D Department is constantly developing groundbreaking software to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of global VFX.
This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service and makes for a winning combination that has resulted in Double Negative being nominated for both the BAFTA and Academy Awards for The Dark Knight in 2009.