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    Digital Domain

    Founded Year: 1993
    Digital Domain - Showreel 2009
    Founded in 1993 by film industry icons, Digital Domain is an Academy Award®-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising production. Among its 80 film credits are three features that were awarded the Oscar® for visual effects, including "Titanic," "What Dreams May Come" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has earned scores of Clio, AICP and Cannes Lion awards for some of the world?s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and has become renowned for its technical innovation, claiming four Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digital Domain is charging forward with its pioneering work in photo-real digital characters as well as projects that cross traditional media boundaries. The company is based in Venice, California and recently opened a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Specialties

    visual effects, animation, feature film, movies, commercials, advertising, production

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    Erik Nash (1997 - 2013)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Director Of Photography
    Kelly Port (1997 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Plate Supervisor Compositor Digital Effects Supervisor Digital Paraphernalia Supervisor
    Nikos Kalaitzidis (1997 - 2012)
    Cg Supervisor Digital Effects Supervisor Vfx Sequence Supervisor Effects Supervisor Digital Ocean Artist
    Darren Poe (1997 - 2011)
    Digital Effects Supervisor Digital Compositor Compositing Supervisor Digital Ocean Artist Digital Artist
    Eric Barba (1997 - 2011)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Digital Artist
    Bryan Grill (1997 - 2009)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Digital Effects Supervisor Lead Compositor Digital Compositing Supervisor
    Scott Edelstein (2004 - 2013)
    3d Environments Lead 3d Artist Digital Environment Lead Digital Artist 3d Environments Artist On-set Data Collection On-set Supervisor 3d Integration 3d Integration Lead 3d Integration Artist 3d Integration Supervisor On-set Data Integration
    Justin van der Lek (2008 - 2013)
    On-set Environments Artist 3d Environments Lead Digital Artist 3d Environments Digital Compositor 3d Integration
    Patrick Ferguson (2006 - 2010)
    Digital Compositor
    Blake Sweeney (2008 - 2011)
    Lead Lighting Artist Visual Effects Look Development Lead Technical Director
    Francisco Cortina (2005 - 2008)
    Modeling Supervisor Character Lead Cg Aeon Look Development Lead
    Wei Zheng (2007 - 2010)
    Digital Matte Painter Matte Painting Supervisor Matte Painting Lead Visual Effects
    Jay Barton (2010 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Vfx Sequence Supervisor
    Sean Faden (1997 - 1999)
    Digital Artist Data Integration Digital Artist
    Alessandro Nardini (2010)
    Visual Effects
    David Burton (2004)
    Cg Effects Animator
    Dennis Hoffman (2006)
    Visual Effects Production Supervisor
    Evan Jacobs (2004)
    Digital Department Manager
    Jan Stoltz (2004)
    Character Animator
    Jay Randall (1997)
    Character Animator Digital Artist
    Masa Narita (2013)
    Modeling Lead
    Pavel Pranevski (2004)
    Color And Lighting Digital Artist
    Robert Stromberg (2007)
    Visual Effects Conceptual Consultant
    Stephen Rosenbaum (2013)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Popular Software: nuke houdini v-ray zbrush maya Popular Tasks: set extension matte paintings crowd real time visualization cg robots cg creatures cg stadium cg dust digital snow hydraulic fluid simulations simulcam virtual environments

    News

    Oblivion - Trailer
    December 11th, 2012
    A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
    Rock of Ages - Digital Domain Breakdown Video
    September 20th, 2012
    Take a look at the work Digital Domain did on Rock of Ages, lots of Mattepainting.
    Digital Domain goes bankrupt
    September 11th, 2012
    Searchlight Capital acquires Digital Domain.
    The Watch - CGS Production Focus
    August 16th, 2012
    Digital Domain helps The Watch defend Earth against alien invasion.
    How to destroy aliens, a cow and a Costco: The Watch
    August 6th, 2012
    VFX supervisor Kelly Port talks about the visual effects Digital Domain did on The Watch.
    Rock of Ages and Digital Domain
    July 12th, 2012
    Visual Effects Supervisor Jay Barton talks about the VFX Digital Domain did for Rock of Ages.
    Cinefex #130 is out!
    July 11th, 2012
    This issue covers The Avengers, Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Virtual 2Pac - Digital Domain Case Study
    June 28th, 2012
    In this video you can see the work Digital Domain did to bring to life to Virtual 2Pac for the Coachella festival.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2012
    May 9th, 2012
    A must see!
    V-Ray on Real Steel
    April 26th, 2012
    Lead Lighting Artist Blake Sweeney tells us all about how Digital Domain used V-Ray to light and render all the action on Real Steel.
    The Foundry Commercial Showreel 2011/12
    January 17th, 2012
    The Foundry has put together an impressive reel with footage from different tv spots.
    Digital storytelling: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    January 17th, 2012
    An article about the work done by Blur Studio, Digital Domain and Method Studios on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
    2011's Best VFX TV Spots
    January 8th, 2012
    A great selection of tv spots by fxguide.
    Cinefex #128 is out!
    December 20th, 2011
    it covers Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Hugo and The Tree of Life.
    Art of Destruction (or Art of Blowing Crap Up)
    December 18th, 2011
    A very in-depth article about the art of destruction in visual effects by Mike Seymour.
    Jack the Giant Killer - Teaser Trailer
    December 16th, 2011
    Live-action modern retelling of the classic fairy tale in which a young farmer leads leads an expedition into a realm inhabited by giants in a quest to rescue a kidnapped princess.
    G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Trailer
    December 12th, 2011
    The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
    Digital Domain and Real Steel
    December 9th, 2011
    Erick Nash talks about the Visual Effects on Real Steel.
    Justin van der Lek - VFX Showreel 2011
    November 28th, 2011
    Justin is celebrating his 4 years at Digital Domain as an Environments and Composting artist.
    Real Steel - Production Focus
    November 21st, 2011
    Digital Domain talks about their VFXs on Real Steel.
    Nuke - Mari Workflow - A Production Example
    October 19th, 2011
    The NUKE MARI Bridge using footage from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
    Real Steel - Hard-hitting effects
    October 18th, 2011
    A nice article by The Daily about how Digital Domain borrowed technology from Avatar.
    Real Steel: A New Virtual Production Paradigm
    October 17th, 2011
    An Animation World Network article about the visual effects by Digital Domain and Giant Studios.
    Real Steel: case study in CGI / live action integration
    October 14th, 2011
    Very in depth article about the movie Real Steel by fxguide.
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Trailer
    September 22nd, 2011
    Take a look at the first Trailer of the new David Fincher movie.
    Digital Domain - New 2011 Web Page
    September 1st, 2011
    Digital Domain web site had a nice makeup with more info from their new movies.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2011
    August 22nd, 2011
    The clips are amazing!
    Taking a Bigger Vampire Bite in New Fright Night
    August 22nd, 2011
    An AWN article about the visual effects in Fright Night.
    Digital Domain and how they used MARI on Thor
    July 20th, 2011
    Digital Domain's Miguel Ortega and Minoru Sasaki turn to MARI when creating the visual effects for blockbuster Thor...
    Digital Domain shapes Dark of the Moon
    July 14th, 2011
    Ian Failes, from fxguide, bring us this interesting article about the vfx done by Digital Domain.
    Eric Fernandes, from Digital Domain, talks about his work in Thor
    June 23rd, 2011
    Part of his job involves the sequence of the Frost Giants.
    Digital Domain and Thor
    June 22nd, 2011
    Kelly Port, VFX Supervisor of Digital Domain, talks with Vincent Frei about his work in Thor.
    Making mutants for X-Men: First Class
    June 16th, 2011
    In this amazing article fxguide covers the work made by all major vendors.
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Trailer 2
    April 29th, 2011
    The work done by Digital Domain and ILM looks amazing!
    X-Men: First Class - Theatrical Trailer
    April 28th, 2011
    More of the plot is reveal in this trailer.
    KATANA White Paper
    February 21st, 2011
    Learn all you need to know about KATANA inside these documents.
    Thor - Trailer 2
    February 18th, 2011
    A disabled medical student discovers that his alter ego is the Norse warrior god of thunder, Thor.
    a short history of CG characters in movies
    February 15th, 2011
    Take a look at this interesting documentary about the story of CG characters.
    X-Men: First Class
    February 10th, 2011
    Sequel to the popular franchise traces the early years of archenemies Professor X and Magneto as they discover their powers for the first time
    Real Steel - Trailer
    February 7th, 2011
    A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle.
    VFX Oscar Bakeoff 2011: Staying Alive
    January 23rd, 2011
    AWN take a look at this year's VFX Oscar contenders.
    The Making of Tron Legacy
    January 20th, 2011
    Take a look at the amazing work made by Digital Domain.
    Digital Domain - Showreel 2009
    January 1st, 2010
    The extraordinary work of Digital Domain.
    D2 Software's Nuke
    March 12th, 2007
    D2 Software's Nuke
    Stealth - Houdini
    August 14th, 2005
    Houdini helps Digital Domain manage more than 650 shots such as heat signatures, lightning storms and engine thruster effects for the highly anticipated summer blockbuster.
    Digital Domain relaunches website
    May 23rd, 2005
    Digital Domain relaunches website