Oscar 2022 (Oscar 2022) Science fiction film ‘Doon’ has received six awards. It also has a range of best visual effects. The VFX (visual effects) of ‘Doon’ has been prepared by DNEG, a visual effects and animation company based in London. In addition to Dune, DNEG was nominated for the Best Visual Effects category at the 94th Academy Awards for another film, the James Bond series No Time to Die. Indian-origin Namit Malhotra is the CEO of this DNEG company. Namit Malhotra is the son of Bollywood filmmaker Naresh Malhotra and grandson of cinematographer MN Malhotra.
According to media reports, Namit was born in Mumbai and studied here. He has graduated from ‘HR College of Commerce and Economics’, Mumbai. In 1995, when Namit enrolled in a computer graphics school, he realized that a large portion of the film could also be made on a computer. He later co-founded the editing studio ‘Video Workshop’ with 3 teachers from his institute and started in his father’s garage and started working in the field of special effects.
Establishment of ‘Prime Focus Limited’
‘Video Workshop’ has been doing special effects work for many popular shows of various Hindi entertainment channels over the years. In 1997, Namit merged ‘Video Workshop’ with his father’s company and founded ‘Prime Focus Limited’, the world’s largest independent and integrated media services company. Namit has spread the roots of this company to many cities of the world and has contributed significantly to many films around the world including India.
Merger of our company with DNEG
The company ‘Prime Focus Limited’ working in the field of special effects is also known for converting Hollywood film ‘Titanic’ into 3D and giving special effects in many big Hollywood films. In 2014, Namit Malhotra merged Prime Focus Limited with London-based Visual Effects Studios-Double Negative (DNEG).
Visual effects were also created for these films.
In addition to Dune, the DNEG Company produced films and TV shows such as ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Last Night in Soho’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Foundation’, ‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Chernobyl’ Is. Preparations have also been made for this. ‘Doon’ is a film based on Frank Herbert’s famous novel ‘Science Sci-Fi’. According to Namit, it was difficult to work on this project during the Corona epidemic, but his team did it.
Anurag Thakur congratulates Namita
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated Namit Malhotra by tweeting. He wrote, “Congratulations to Namit Malhotra, CEO, DNEG, VFX & Animation Studios, on winning the Oscar in the Best Visual Effects category. His team did a great job in ‘Doon’! India has excelled in the audio-visual and graphic sector. We are poised to meet the global demand through our innovation and talent.”
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First Published: March 29, 2022, 05:30 IST