The University is an acknowledged world leader in research into the Games VFX, Visualisation and Film industries. The G+VERL staff team headed by Professor Peter Richardson have an acknowledged reputation for delivering high quality work with meaningful and measurable public impact.


Peter and David

UH is in close proximity to the UK’s leading film studios and has strong research and practice links with Warner Brothers Leavesden Studios (Harry Potter), Elstree Studios (Star Wars), BBC, ITV and Sky. Our proximity to London has allowed us to build up a portfolio of research partners in some of the world’s leading visual effects production facilities such as Double Negative (Interstellar), Frame Store (Gravity), ILM London (Star Wars), The Mill (Dr Who) and the Moving Picture Company (Harry Potter). The Universities Games and Visual Effects Research Lab (G+VERL) set up in early 2015 is a direct legacy of Peter Richardson’s involvement in the NSSP and was set up to continue the work of VERL in Scotland.

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector, with a flourishing student community of over 25,100, including more than 2,900 international students from 120 different countries.

UH was named Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2010 and one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old by the UK Times Higher Education Supplement.

We always love a chat about new ideas and collaboration. Please email me, David, on d.tree@herts.ac.uk.

You can also connect by calling Julie (at TayScreen) on +44 (0)1382 432483 or +44 (0)7951 380403.

There’s more about G+Verl at Project Focus: Collaborate.

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