Founder & CTO, VRM & The ARIA Network
An internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, digital imaging expert and visual effects (VFX) pioneer with over 33 patents and 30 years of feature film & TV accomplishments including productions for all the major Hollywood studios, TV networks and several cable networks. Dr. Sandrew is founder of 2 production studios that became the gold standard for color VFX. In 2000 he established the first and longest operating VFX studio in India.
In 1987 Sandrew invented digital colorization. Between 1987-1993, he colorized over 250 films, 180 TV episodes and 70 cartoons. He also produced all color, compositing and VFX for Spielberg’s first digital animated feature, We’re Back, A Dinosaur Story, Gahan Wilson’s animated classic, The Diner, the Fox TV series, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, as well as VFX for the ABC miniseries, War and Remembrance and the John Lennon documentary, Imagine.
In 2000 Sandrew re-invented colorization, founding Legend Films. There he produced 100 films for Legend Films’ library and colorized an equal number of films for Fox, Sony, Universal and Paramount, Barry also produced VFX for Scorsese’s The Aviator, HBO’s Entourage, the CBS Sports Special, Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta:The 1960 Masters, the CBS Specials, Lucy Goes To Scotland & The Italian Movie and the ESPN Sports Special, The Greatest Game Ever Played.
In 2007 Sandrew invented a process for converting 2D films to 3D. He subsequently changed the company name to Legend3D and beginning in 2010, Sandrew oversaw creative and technical teams in the 3D conversion of Alice In Wonderland, the Shrek Trilogy, Transformers and many other tent-pole films at the height of the 3D phenomenon. In subsequent years the teams Barry Sandrew led have worked on the 3D conversion and VFX of more than 50 of the highest grossing 3D feature films of the past 5 years.
Dr. Sandrew is currently focused on emerging new media opportunities including augmented reality and 3D sensor technology.