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Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

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Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, is adding Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba to its Vancouver studio team as Creative Director. In addition to supervising effects work, Barba will provide creative oversight across all of the studio’s projects. He will work closely with ILM Vancouver’s Executive in Charge, Randal Shore, and collaborate with ILM talent worldwide.

Barba joins ILM Vancouver after serving as CCO of Digital Domain for the past two years, where he had been a VFX supervisor since 1999. He supervised the effects on David Fincher’s Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which he received Oscar and BAFTA awards for Outstanding Visual Effects, as well as two VES Awards. Barba also worked with Joseph Kosinski supervising work on TRON: Legacy and Oblivion. He has recently been consulting on a number of feature projects.

Besides feature films, Barba has supervised effects work on dozens of commercials for the likes of Nike, Heineken and Microsoft Xbox/Epic Games and has directed ad campaigns for American Express, Cingular, Honda, Jaguar and Nike. His commercial work has been honored with 8 AICP Awards and 3 gold and 2 bronze Clio Awards. He began his career as a digital artist on science fiction television programs at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Imaging and is a graduate of Art Center College of Design. Barba is also a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

ILM Vancouver is currently in production on Warcraft for Duncan Jones, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and David Green’s Teenage Mutant Turtles 2. Recently completed work includes Jurassic World for Colin Trevorrow, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens for J.J. Abrams which won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Special Visual Effects.

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