Visual Effects Supervision
ILM: San Francisco
Eric Barba joined ILM in 2015 as a Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of the Vancouver studio. Currently, Barba is a Visual Effects Supervisor for ILM in the Los Angeles area.
Having served 2 years as Chief Creative Officer of Digital Domain, Barba had been a visual effects supervisor there since 1999. He supervised the visual effects on David Fincher’s Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for which he was honored with an Oscar® and aBAFTA Film Award for Outstanding Visual Effects as well as two Visual Effects Society Awards and has also worked closely with Joseph Kosinski supervising work on his films TRON: Legacy and Oblivion.
Outside of his feature work, 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.