Visual effects and immersive experiences shop Digital Domain has promoted Karey Maltzahn to Vice President of Feature and Episodic Production. Further, studio leads Nikos Kalaitzidis, Scott Meadows and Aladino Debert have expanded creative leadership positions, joining with established VFX creative leaders Matthew Butler, Kelly Port, Jay Barton, Dave Hodgins, Jan Philip Cramer and Steve Preeg — the team collectively boasts more than 175 film and episodic credits.
Digital Domain is adding a heightened focus on TV, cable and streaming services to its concentration on feature film VFX and visualization. The company is also looking to welcome a new Montreal studio to its flock of facilities, which includes locations in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Hyderabad.
“Digital Domain has consistently created the highest level of visual effects, and our group of executive leaders and creative minds is unparalleled,” said CEO Daniel Seah. “With a new era of visual effects-heavy television series, and the evolution of filmmaking technology, Digital Domain will seize all opportunities to continuously lead the quality of work.”
As VP of Feature and Episodic Production, Karey Maltzahn will run client services for productions among multiple studio locations for Digital Domain, including Los Angeles, Vancouver, India and soon-to-open Montreal. As a leader in post-production for 20 years, she has successfully guided teams in commercials and features.
Industry veteran Nikos Kalaitzidis was elevated to VFX Supervisor. Kalaitzidis brings 22 years’ experience in visual effects and has worked on more than 30 feature films, including Spiderman: Homecoming, The Fate of the Furious and Tron: Legacy. He recently led visual effects for Digital Domain on A Wrinkle in Time.
Head of Visualization Scott Meadows will lead motion capture, virtual production, pre and post visualization for Digital Domain. Meadows has led visualization projects for the last two decades, completing many blockbuster feature films, including Black Panther and Ready Player One. He aims to streamline all processes for visualization, motion capture and virtual production. Digital Domain is home to the largest volume motion capture stage in Los Angeles.
Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Aladino Debert will guide the creative and visual effects for episodic series work. With a strong background in the digital arts and visual effects, Debert is a creative force in the industry with more than 20 years of experience. He has been with Digital Domain since 2010 and has picked up numerous recognitions, including AICP, Clio and VES awards and an Emmy nomination. Recently, Debert was VFX Supervisor for multiple episodes of Black Sails and Outlander for STARZ, Spike TV’s The Mist, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix.
Learn more at www.digitaldomain.com.