Posted March 20, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
Digital Domain, a special effects company bought buy Micheal Bay. They make computer generated images (CGI) for commercials, movies & games. This is there offical show reel.
Digital Domain was started by ex-ILM General Manager Scott Ross after he left the Lucasfilm organization. Ross wrote the business plan, and was then contacted by director James Cameron (Terminator, Titanic) who had heard that Ross was starting a new visual effects company to directly compete with ILM. Cameron suggested that his long-time friend and associate Stan Winston join the company as its third founder. The company had IBM as its initial investor. Then, in 1996, Ross hired investment banker Lehman Brothers to bring in new capital partners. Cox Enterprises then acquired a 33% ownership in Digital Domain. In 1998, after the box office success of Titanic, James Cameron and Stan Winston severed their working relationship with Digital Domain, and resigned from its Board of Directors.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - George Lucas has Industrial Light & Magic, Peter Jackson has Weta, and now Michael Bay has Digital Domain.
The Transformers director and private investment firm Wyndcrest Holdings, in which Bay is a principal, have bought the then 13-year-old company, in 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Bay broke the news to Digital Domain's 475 artists during a staff meeting at the Venice, Calif.-based studio.
My simple goal is to make Digital Domain an effects powerhouse, Bay said in an interview after the meeting. I think we can utilize this platform here to expand on production in terms of feature films and animation.
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Einfrach nur Krass, wie echt alles wirkt und doch alles nur am Computer entstanden ist. Einfach unglaublich.