Industry Vet Joins the Award-Winning VFX Studio to Help Oversee Everything from Local Live-Action Spots to International Campaigns
Adding to a historic year that saw Emmy wins, groundbreaking advancements to digital humans and a slate of blockbuster film and episodic projects, today, legendary visual effects studio Digital Domain announces the addition of Darren Jaffe as executive producer for advertising and games. Jaffe brings more than two decades of experience working with both creatives and clients, and is poised to help bridge the gap between agencies looking to launch new campaigns, and the artists that can bring those visions to life.
“There’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ in advertising, so our ads/games group has expanded to do it all, from great onset production and all-CG cars and products to motion capture and award-winning game cinematics to flame and finishing. Bringing on Darren is the next logical step in that growth,” said John Fragomeni, global VFX president at Digital Domain. “Darren’s history of working on both the client side and the post side make him the perfect person to help our agency partners realize their vision, and help complete their projects on time and on budget, no matter the size.”
For 17 years, Jaffee has overseen the creation of award-winning ads (Ford, Riot Games) and short-form content (Association of Independent Commercial Producers). After earning a master’s degree at Pepperdine University, he began his professional life as a teacher, but soon brought those skills to the world of commercial broadcast design and production, acting as a mentor and communicator to artists. Prior to joining Digital Domain, Jaffe spent time as the head of production at Brand New School, acted as director of motion graphics for Trailer Park, then held the role of executive producer for MPC, Superfad and finally Flavor Design. During his career, he oversaw campaigns for several Fortune 500 companies, including Adidas, Apple, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Ford, Honda, Microsoft, Nike Samsung, Target and more.