Hollywood visual effects shop Eden FX has appointed Jeff Ross to the newly created position of exec. VP. He has had a long-running working relationship with company founders John Gross and Mark Miller, and brings years of experience in guiding, managing, and overseeing the growth of numerous successful post-production companies.
For the past two years, Ross served as exec. VP and COO of Sunset Digital, a high-definition facility specializing in feature film mastering, digital restoration, linear and non-linear editing, and DVD compression and authoring.
Prior to joining Sunset, Ross spent 11 years with POP (Pacific Ocean Post) for 11 years, where he rose to the rank of exec. VP and COO, overseeing and managing the company as it grew from a single floor, 30-person operation to a multi-faceted, premiere post-production facility housed in four locations.
In latter years, Ross took on the role of Managing Director of POP Film and POP Animation, guiding the development of the company’s visual effects operation which worked on more than 50 feature films including Independence Day, Titanic, Star Trek: First Contact, Volcano, Devil’s Advocate, Dr. Doolittle and X-Men. The company’s credits also include the Academy Award winner for Visual Effects, What Dreams May Come.
Ross has also served in senior management positions at Los Angeles post-production houses Unitel Video and Trans American Video.
Formed in 2000 by visual effects and post-production notables, Eden FX continues its role as the primary provider of CG EFX for the syndicated Paramount Television series, Enterprise, which recently launched its third season on UPN. The studio is also completing 125 effects shots for the upcoming comic-to-film adaptation Hellboy.