Production VFX Supervisor for ‘Nope’ and ‘1917’ brings more than two decades of industry experience

DNEG, a leading visual effects (VFX) and  animation studio for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content,  announced today the appointment of Guillaume Rocheron as Visual Effects Supervisor.  The multiple Oscar and BAFTA-winning supervisor joins DNEG with more than two  decades of industry experience and is based at the company’s Los Angeles studio. 

Rocheron’s list of Production VFX Supervisor credits includes Jordan Peele’s otherworldly sci-fi thriller Nope, Sam Mendes’ groundbreaking war film 1917, Michael  Dougherty’s big budget monster movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Rupert Sanders’ sci-fi techno-thriller Ghost in the Shell. He has most recently overseen the visual  effects work for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,  which will release on Netflix on December 16, 2022. 

In 2020, Rocheron was honored with an Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award for his  work on 1917, for which Rocheron and his teams created long, seamless shots that  maintained the illusion of the whole two hour movie being filmed in one continuous take. He had previously taken home an Academy Award®, a BAFTA and a Visual Effects  Society (VES) Award for his work on Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed Life of Pi

“I’ve known and admired Guillaume for many years and he is a unique talent in our  business,” said Namit Malhotra, DNEG Chairman and CEO. “As a widely respected and  highly admired supervisor, Guillaume has produced some extraordinary work over the  course of his career – from the technical achievements of 1917, to the futuristic world 

building of Ghost in the Shell, to the sheer range of techniques and disciplines on display  in Nope, he is a supervisor who always pushes the envelope and knows how to get the  very best from his teams. 2023 will be a thrilling year for DNEG, with some big  opportunities on the horizon, and I am excited to have Guillaume onboard as part of our  senior creative team, to help chart the course for DNEG through next year and beyond.” 

On joining DNEG, Guillaume Rocheron said: “It’s been incredible to see how DNEG has  evolved over the last few years, and to see how Namit and his team have been  transforming the company into a home for filmmakers to create amazing visual effects. I am excited to embark on this collaboration with DNEG’s outstanding artists, engineers,  and technicians, and to join a global team that includes so many outstanding supervisors.  DNEG’s filmmaker-oriented mentality, focus on innovation, and commitment to its people  are all very appealing to me, and I am looking forward to exploring further opportunities  for close collaboration with some of the world’s most visionary filmmakers.” 

Tanya Combrinck
Author: Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.