Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Digital effects in Wellywood

We just saw the movie Avatar last night, and now I know what all the talk is about. Some amazing special effects. I'm proud to know those effects were created just down the road from here, at Weta Digital in Miramar Wellington.

If you haven't seen the movie, at least check out the trailer and movie site so you get an idea of how impressive these effects are. The reference to Kansas did not go unnoticed.

Weta Digital is a big player. They've been involved in films such as Lord of the Rings and King Kong. Here's a quick read I enjoyed if you're interested in learning a bit more about how they make the live action filming and digital effects look to real and seamless. Because of our city's growing involvement in the film industry, some have referred to us as Wellywood.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I'm gonna check Avatar out Friday...just so I can contribute to the billion dollar beast. I'm going to inform whomever is sitting near me that Wellington, New Zealand played a large part in the production of the film...just to see what kind of crazy looks I can get.