Digital Domain Recruits ILM Trio
At ILM, Millers credits include overseeing the vfx on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MANS CHEST, THE HULK and two installments of JURASSIC PARK. He began his career at Lucasfilm in 1984 as a production assistant on INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM. In 1991, he started his visual effects producing career on Oliver Stone's THE DOORS. Other credits at ILM include SLEEPY HOLLOW, three HARRY POTTER films, PLANET OF THE APES and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best visual effects.
Plumer enjoyed a 10-year stint with ILM and parent company Lucasfilm Ltd. He provided the strategic technical vision and executed the technology planning and updates for the companies, including in connection with the recent move to new office space in San Francisco from George Lucas' previous headquarters in Marin County. A graduate of Ithaca College, Plumer began his career in 1984 as a computer graphics artist, camera operator editor and technician.
Libreri's credits include WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and two MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE installments. He also was an architect of ESC Entertainment. Libreri graduated from the University of Manchester (England) with a bachelor of science degree (with honors) in computer science. He began his visual effects career as a senior software engineer at the Computer Film Co. in London.
Digital Domain (www.digitaldomain.com) was acquired in May 2006 by an affiliate of Wyndcrest Holdings Llc., an investment group whose principals in addition to Stork and Textor are director Michael Bay, NFL football great Dan Marino and Jonathan Teaford. Wyndcrest Holdings is a Florida-based private investment and acquisition firm focused on technology-related opportunities in entertainment, telecommunications and the Internet.
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain is an award-winning full-service digital studio and production company that creates special visual effects and other visual imagery for feature films, commercials and music videos. Pioneers in digital effects, Digital Domain's business units have been recognized with awards from the top industry organizations. In its 13-year history, Digital Domain has won five Academy Awards: two for Best Visual Effects (TITANIC, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME); and three for Scientific and Technical Achievement for its proprietary imaging software. The company has also been nominated for three other Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects (APOLLO 13, TRUE LIES, I, ROBOT). In addition, its excellence in digital imagery and animation has earned Digital Domain multiple British Academy (BAFTA) Awards, and Prix Arts Electronica and Prix Pixel INA awards.
Digital Domain's Commercials division provides digital imagery and animation for television commercials, working with the top commercial directors. Serving Fortune 100 companies, the division has built a reputation as an innovator and industry leader in television commercial production and is the largest and most-awarded creator of digital imagery in its field. To date, it has been awarded 34 Clio Awards, 22 AICP awards, 8 Cannes Lion Awards and numerous other advertising honors. The Commercials division has also produced multiple music videos working with artists that include The Rolling Stones, Faith Hill, Creed, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Bjork, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Nine Inch Nails, and has earned Grammy and MTV "Music Video of the Year" Awards.
Digital Domain's D2 Software subsidiary was established to productize the software tools developed by Digital Domain, such as the company's Academy Award-winning Nuke compositing package.
Wyndcrest Holdings Llc. (www.wyndcrest.com) is a Florida-based private investment and acquisition firm focused on technology-related opportunities in entertainment, telecommunications and the Internet. Wyndcrest actively supports its portfolio companies to assure the optimal positioning and deployment of associated technologies as well as the efficient execution of related business plans.