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Oscar countdown: Weta Digital's artistry on video display

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Feb 19 2013, 3:10am


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Weta Digital is nominated for Visual Effects for its work on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." That means co-founder Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White could all be walking away from the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday with golden statues. And the competition comes in the form of more folks at Weta Digital for work on "The Avengers," and "Prometheus." "The Life of Pi," and "Snow White and The Huntsman," are in the mix as well. Pundits say it comes down to Hobbit vs. Pi. Whatever the outcome, Weta Digital has had a pretty astounding year and with the warm glow of Smaug on the horizon, 2013 looks promising as well. You probably knew all that but what you may have missed are the terrific reels Weta Digital has available to help viewers (and maybe voters) understand what went into the creatures, environments and characters it created for the first of three Hobbit films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 75-year-old children's book.

One of the six showcases on YouTube, "VFX of The Hobbit: Fantastical Creatures & Lands of Epic Beauty & Darkness," something of a highlight of all the videos, has been watched more than the rest but for anybody who loves cinema, loves the Hobbit film, technology or visual effects, the whole collection is outstanding. And so, we present them all below, embedded in one place for your viewing pleasure.

VFX OF THE HOBBIT: FANTASTICAL CREATURES & LANDS OF EPIC BEAUTY & DARKNESS




WETA DIGITAL'S ARTISTRY BEHIND GOLLUM




WETA DIGITAL'S ARTISTRY BEHIND THE GOBLIN CAVERNS



WETA DIGITAL'S ARTISTRY BEHIND RIVENDELL



WETA DIGITAL'S ARTISTRY BEHIND THE GOBLIN KING



WETA DIGITAL'S ARTISTRY BEHIND AZOG


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Oscar countdown: Weta Digital's artistry on video display News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Feb 19 2013, 3:10am
    The environments are stunningly real! The creatures - not so much QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Feb 19 2013, 11:21am
        I've always liked Azog's design DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 19 2013, 5:06pm
            Yazneg lookalike? QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Feb 19 2013, 5:27pm
                Possibly QuackingTroll DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 19 2013, 5:42pm
                    Welcome back, DLB! :-) Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Feb 19 2013, 6:02pm
                        Bomby will go out on... a limb of a pine tree? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 19 2013, 8:14pm
                        ...I'm confused... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Feb 19 2013, 9:27pm
    Pi will win stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 19 2013, 2:05pm
        After the Bafta's. Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 4:41pm
            I think most people are viewing it as a comedy or kid's movie QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Feb 19 2013, 5:35pm
    Beautiful work, Weta! Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 19 2013, 4:09pm
    Good job! Vangalad Send a private message to Vangalad Feb 19 2013, 5:01pm
    I really hope that Pi does not win. macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 5:05pm
        The animals were more than good!! // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Feb 19 2013, 5:37pm
    These are great TheSexyBeard Send a private message to TheSexyBeard Feb 19 2013, 11:08pm

 
 
 

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