VFX Breakdown For ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set in a post apocalyptic future where a nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar are battling for dominance with a band of human survivors. Emotive themes of family, compassion and betrayal are carried by a cast of fully CG apes who deliver intelligent and emotional … Continue reading VFX Breakdown For ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – WETA’s VFX Featurette

WETA is amazing!  Go behind-the-scenes with Andy Serkis, Matt Reeves, and the crew as they discuss the performance capture and the visual effects used in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVTJT0T4RF4 Check out this awesome side-by-side comparison video between motion-capture and the finish product. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INi3cGOr7-4 Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led … Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – WETA’s VFX Featurette

Watch How Weta Digital Animated Bombur’s Bouncing Barrel Sequence From ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

Team Bombur! Weta Digital has released a new video showing the animation process for Bombur's awesome bouncing barrel sequence from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' Weta Digital presents a peek inside the world of the animation team as they work out how to solve one of the most complicated shots in Peter Jackson's film, The … Continue reading Watch How Weta Digital Animated Bombur’s Bouncing Barrel Sequence From ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Virtual Cinematography Featurette

Weta Digital released a new 'Virtual Cinematography' featurette for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' On their quest to reclaim the dwarvish kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug, Bilbo and the company of dwarves travel through the wilds of Middle-earth, from the cold and mysterious Lake-town to the wild rapids of the barrel escape … Continue reading ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Virtual Cinematography Featurette

Weta Digital VFX Breakdown On Creating Laketown and more

Weta Digital has released a new VFX breakdown video on creating Laketown from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' Laketown: The Devil is in the Details:  To create the city, our models department built 50 unique buildings, eight unique bridges and six towers, all of which were dressed and scaled differently in order to provide … Continue reading Weta Digital VFX Breakdown On Creating Laketown and more

Benedict Cumberbatch Motion Capture for Smaug [Featurette]

With Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' set to release on Blu-Ray on April 8th, Weta Digital released a behind-the-scenes featurette on creating Smaug. Check out Benedict Cumberbatch wearing a Mocap suit. "Using our motion-capture stage, we recorded his performances, which focused on the conversation with Bilbo sequence. Having Benedict in a mocap … Continue reading Benedict Cumberbatch Motion Capture for Smaug [Featurette]