is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Digital Domain, Inc., one of the largest full-service digital production studios in the feature film and commercial advertising industries. Ross served in various positions at One Pass Film and Video, San Francisco's legendary post-production studio. When he left, he was the company's CEO. Recruited by Lucasfilm, Ross became Industrial Light and Magic's General Manager. And in the reorganization of 1991, Ross was named VP of the LucasArts Entertainment Group, which was comprised of Skywalker Sound, LucasArts Commercial Productions, LucasArts Attractions, Editdroid/Soundroid and ILM.
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain (Special Visual Effects and Digital Animation) has established a world-class reputation for innovation and artistry. Digital Domain's stunning work on James Cameron's Titanic received the 1997 Academy Award for best visual effects. In 1999, the company received its second Academy Award for best visual effects for What Dreams May Come. Digital Domain was also nominated for an Oscar for their work on Armageddon, True Lies and Apollo 13, which earned the company a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award. Their most recent feature involvement was with Rob Cohen's summer blockbuster XXX, starring Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson. Some of their other feature film VFX credits include Interview with the Vampire, Red Corner, Kundun, the BAFTA winner The Fifth Element, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, X-Men and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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