VENICE, CA — Jeff Barnes, co-founder and former CEO of The Computer Café Group, has joined Digital Domain (www.digitaldomain.com), here, to lead its In-Three stereo conversion business. Digital Domain’s parent company, Digital Domain Media Group, acquired In-Three in 2010 to integrate Dimensionalization technology into the studio’s visual effects and digital production services and to offer new 2D-to-3D conversion services.
In his new role as vice president and general manager of stereo visual effects production, Barnes will work with filmmakers to optimize stereo 3D digital production from start to finish.
Barnes co-founded The Computer Café Group in 1993 and oversaw the operations of its feature film visual effects division, Café FX, and commercial studio The Syndicate. He also provided management support and development input for Sententia Entertainment, the company’s feature film production division.
As a visual effects producer and production executive, Barnes’ credits span more than 85 films, including Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Evan Almighty, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider and
The Departed. He was also executive producer on Sententia Entertainment’s feature film
Danika, and served as a production executive on Guillermo del Toro’s feature
Pan’s Labyrinth, which received three Academy Awards and was produced in association with Sententia. He is a member of the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society.