Balazs Kiss, Wellington, New Zealand by Night, the shipyard

the amazing Wellington New Zealand – Balazs Kiss

April 12th, 2015 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off .   You simply can not beat Wellington (New Zealand) on a nice, sunny day. We have recently moved to a new house and I have taken a few images from our living room to show the beauty if this amazing town. Hope you like them. Luckily its not too busy yet at Weta Digital… View Article


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is Done by Weta Digital

November 17th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off . as far as VFX is concerned we are done with the last installment of the Hobbit saga.  It was a tough ride, the most shots delivered in the shortest time I ever seen during my film career. This time I was back at Laketown leading the Laketown Destruction / Smaug Death sequence what is… View Article


The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies – Laketown poster

July 24th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off Awesome new Comic-con poster for The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies. Showing the burning Laketown and a very pissed off Smaug (the very same sequence I am currently working on)       and a few pretty cool shots of mine surfaced in the latest Apes2 trailer, so I did a bit… View Article


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

June 5th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off This is the movie I am spending most of my time on nowadays, and a quite nice new poster just surfaced today. (the US one is way better than the international, I am not much fan of the faces on that one) anyway, enjoy the US version here:

VFX Feature Film Showreel 2014

March 28th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off Last time I prepared a showreel was way back in 2008, somehow I never really had the time or the will power to edit a new one. I was always planning to do the new one in HD though, that obviously required all the movies to be on my shelves in blue-ray version, now that… View Article

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey HD screenshots

March 21st, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off Finally, I had the chance to upload some nice, HD resolution screen shots from the first Hobbit movie: An Unexpected Journey. I was sequence lead of the Bilbo and Brute fight, and also co-lead of the sequence where the dwarf companion escapes from the hands of the Goblin King. The big chase sequence involved 1000s of… View Article

Weta Digital Shots Department Crew Photo

March 20th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off the guys behind the movie magic of THB2 (taken in Nov 2013):

Interview with me on

March 18th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off Its an oldie but goldie ;),  I had a long, in depth interview with one of the largest Hungarian online news portal called a bit over 2 years ago. Check this out here:

No Updates for 2 years?

March 17th, 2014 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off It was about time to put up some new content for sure. Over two years have passed since the last update, I was working on some pretty cool titles during this period. Check out some of this on the Prometheus, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Wolverine pages. I am planning to upload… View Article

Last Post of 2010

December 19th, 2011 / Balazs Kiss / Comments Off This is my last post in 2010: an other great year has gone, so fast, almost could not keep up. I had many goals for this year and I am pleased to say that I have accomplished most of them, what is lacking behind is well under way too, so I am feeling confident about… View Article