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Interesting article about WETA and PJ's movie empire


Nov 25 2012, 3:08pm

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Interesting article about WETA and PJ's movie empire Can't Post

Of course they had to bring up the union problems and the PETA complaints, but otherwise interesting.


Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, a giant sculpture of Gollum, a character from "The Hobbit," is displayed in the Wellington Airport to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the first movie in the trilogy, in Wellington, New Zealand. The sculpture was created at Weta Workshop, part of Peter Jackson's movie empire in the Wellington suburb of Miramar. The world premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is Nov. 28 at Wellington's Embassy Theatre. (AP Photo - Nick Perry) NICK PERRY From Associated PressNovember 25, 2012 8:31 AM EST
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A crate full of sushi arrives. Workers wearing wetsuit shirts or in bare feet bustle past with slim laptops. With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson's visual-effects studio is rushing to finish the opening film in "The Hobbit" trilogy.
The fevered pace at the Weta Digital studio near Wellington will last nearly until the actors walk the red carpet Nov. 28 for the world premiere. But after "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters, there's more work to be done. Read more at the link above.
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(This post was edited by Altaira on Nov 25 2012, 5:04pm)

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Nov 25 2012, 5:07pm

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The link works fine, and thanks for posting it [In reply to] Can't Post

However, it's generally considered to be not good 'netequette' to copy an entire article from another website without their permission. That's why we only post excerpts on the Home Page, then link to the article. That way the original site gets 'hits' as well as TORn which is only fair since they wrote the article.

No harm done! I just wanted to say something here as a general reminder.

Thanks again for posting it. Smile

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Nov 30 2012, 1:35am

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Animated Animals [In reply to] Can't Post

If Peter Jackson (though highly doubtful) actually follows PETA's urging to create all their animals "in studio" that would be more jobs for keyframe 3D animators over mo-cap animators. After all, you can't really safely mo-cap a charging animal or one you wish to act aggressively. Beyond coaxing/training an animal to walk, run, sit, turn around or jump, mo-capping more extreme animal motions becomes extremely expensive, dangerous, and simply untenable.

(This post was edited by HeatherEntwood on Nov 30 2012, 1:38am)


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