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The Milo Chao Show is a biography podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. In so doing, we hope to better understand the roots of creativity and how we all might nurture more in ourselves and those in our care.

Aug 10, 2019


Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here.

Today, I am in Santa Barbara with Scott Ross, best known as the founder of Digital Domain, the company that created the visual effects for such Oscar winning movies as Titanic, What Dreams May Come, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – amongst many others. Did I mention Lord of the Rings, iRobot, and Fight Club? His partner in crime, at the time, was none other than director James Cameron.

Before starting Digital Domain, he was the CEO of George Lucas’ Industrial, Light and Magic which was responsible for the effects of Academy Award winning films Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Terminator 2 and the Abyss.

The question is how does a poor white boy from the South Bronx end up at the center of a digital revolution when all he really wanted was to play the sax?

Please join me as we retrace Scott’s incredible journey from the South Bronx to Santa Barbara to learn the answer to this question and more.