Weta Digital is a world leading visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. We provide a full suite of digital production services for feature films and high end commercials, from concept design to cutting edge 3D animation.
Weta was formed in 1993 by a group of young New Zealand filmmakers including Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and Jamie Selkirk. It later split into two specialised halves - Weta Digital (digital effects) and Weta Workshop (physical effects).
One of our first projects was to provide visual effects for Peter Jackson?s film Heavenly Creatures. We went on to work digital magic on Peter?s blockbuster movies The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong.
We also work with other Hollywood directors, providing digital effects for box office hits like I, Robot, X-Men: The Last Stand, Eragon, Bridge to Terabithia, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Water Horse, Jumper, The Day the Earth Stood Still, District 9 and The Lovely Bones.
Most recently Weta Digital won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects on James Cameron?s Avatar. Our work on the film involved using a new camera system and shooting on a virtual stage. New technologies were developed for supporting software and a new production pipeline in order to reach a new level of creative and technological excellence, delivering the film in 3D.
Our reputation for creativity and delivery keeps us in high demand with some of the world?s leading film studios.
VFX, Visual Effects, Feature Film, Commercials, Special Venue Projects, Animation, Compositing, Motion Capture, Lighting, Effects, Crowd Generation, Film Scanning, Recording