New Line Cinema
Director: Sir P. Jackson
Visual Effects Company: Weta Digital
Job Title: Lead Lighting Technical Director
I was lead lighting technical director on the Laketown destruction / Smaug’s death sequence.
The above are some of my shots and some other public shots from this sequence.
(All images are from the published official trailers)
closing the Hobbit Saga is a bit more for me than just any other movie I was working on:
14 years ago the Fellowship made me leave the game/commercial world behind to start working on high end VFX for movies. My goal back then was to work for Weta Digital in Wellington/New Zealand and some day might work on big movies like the LOTR was.
Now, almost 15 years on, just finished working on the last piece of the Hobbit trilogy. I am filled with very mixed feelings of relief, nostalgia, fulfillment, happiness, sadness, confusion but most of all I am really proud I could be part of this journey. It was an other impossible task for us (who else does 1000+ shots in 4 weeks in this industry besides Weta?) and I am humbled I could “fight” in this war together with some of the most talented people in the industry whom I also consider friends.
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