Jeff Barnes Joins Digital Domain as VP/General Manager of Stereo Visual Effects Production

Jeff Barnes Headshot 2011

Jeff Barnes Headshot 2011

He will lead the company's In-Three stereo conversion business.

Jeff Barnes, co-founder and former CEO of the The Computer Café Group, has joined Digital Domain as vp/general manager of stereo visual effects production.

In his new role, Barnes will lead the In-Three stereo conversion business. Digital Domain's parent company, Digital Domain Media Group, acquired In-Three with its “Dimensionalization” 2D-to-3D conversion technology in 2010.

“Stereo is a powerful medium for storytelling,” Barnes said. “Digital Domain understands that 3D conversion is not an afterthought or a standalone process. It's most effective when it's part of the initial shot design, as it's essentially a visual effect.”

Barnes co-founded The Computer Café Group in 1993 and oversaw operations of its feature VFX division, Café FX. He also served as production executive on Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, which was produced in association with Sententia Entertainment, Computer Café Group's feature film production division. The Computer Café Group shut it doors in December, 2010.

Barnes is a past chairman of the Visual Effects Society and currently serves on its board of directors.

Digital Domain's VFX credits include Tron: Legacy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.