Kōrero: Feature film

Weta Digital

Weta Digital is a world-leading digital special effects company based in Wellington. Weta was formed by a group including Peter Jackson in 1993. It later split into two companies, Weta Digital, which produces digital effects, and Weta Workshop, which makes props and other physical effects. Weta Digital has worked on some of the world's most acclaimed feature films and won an Oscar for its work on James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Watch this clip of the making of Peter Jackson's The hobbit: an unexpected journey (2012), for which Weta Digital provided all the visual effects.

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Helen Martin, 'Feature film - Looking to the future', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/42496/weta-digital (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Helen Martin, published 22 Oct 2014