David Ebner and Jeffrey Barnes, special F/X masters
In 1993 the partners launched ComputerCafe, a video graphics
boutique. During the last decade the company has evolved in step
with the technology that fuels its creative work. Now it’s one of the
most sought-after visual effects shops in Hollywood. The dynamic
duo is photographed in their Santa Maria neighborhood, where they
live just doors apart.
Their ideas, captured.
David Ebner and Jeffrey Barnes are Hollywood’s go-to guys. Their job is to convince
an audience of the impossible, to visually create the incredible, and to never, ever let
their technological hems show. Like any good trick, a special effect only induces
wonder if it looks like it actually happened – and these two computer wizards
work real movie magic.
The Tablet PC works magic, too. The partners can sketch their ideas for a dramatic
opening sequence – right on the screen of the laptop – and their storyboards
are instantly digitalized. They can write notes about a fiery explosion, and before they
can say, “abracadabra,” their handwritten words transform into type.
And that’s no illusion.
The Tablet PC. It’s the PC, evolved.
In the hands of David Ebner and Jeffrey Barnes.
It’s a laptop. It’s a simple pad and pen.
It’s the Tablet PC running
Microsoft Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition.
Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
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