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Weta Workshop: Dream Land

“It’s an escape from the ugliness of the outside world. It’s dream land.”

-Peter Jackson

One life goal checked off the list: I had the chance to see inside the studio responsible for Lord of the Rings, Prometheus, District 9, and a slew of my other favorites. 396 more words

Travel

Orchid Mantis at Te Papa

Popped in to Te Papa over the weekend and took a wander through the Bug Lab exhibition. Created with the assistance of Weta Workshop, the show includes four ‘pods’ which you enter to find out more about a particular insect – jewel wasp (who makes a zombie out of a cockroach), Japanese honey bees (who work together to kill invading hornets), dragonfly in flight … and the orchid mantis. 158 more words

Want To Talk About Awesome, Check Out This LABYRINTH Game By Weta!

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was an awe inducing and inspirational movie for a lot of us during the ’80s. To some it was more and helped inspire them to be the artists they are today. 253 more words

Movies

Ghost in the Shell : Props and Costumes for the next movie

Weta Workshop, the New Zealand-based effects studio behind the live-action Ghost in the Shell film’s, here is some props, weapons, vehicles, and costumes.

The Weta Workshop crew generated more than 2,000 designs for the film. 12 more words

The Art of Jerry Vanderstelt

 This week I’ll be looking at the work of a newly discovered Tolkien artist; Jerry Vanderstelt. I came across Vanderstelt whilst looking at art prints for sale on the Weta Workshop website earlier today and instantly found it appealing. 992 more words

Art

Diversification Helps Keep Weta Workshop on Top of Its Game

With more than two dozen films under his belt and three dozen awards, Richard Taylor, the founder and creative director of New Zealand film-props and effects powerhouse Weta Workshop, has managed to keep his company relevant in a world where CGI-heavy post-production has become the norm. 275 more words

Production

When Mumpty went to WOW ...

When Mumpty went to WOW …

For the uninitiated, WOW stands for the World of WearableArt which, at its heart, is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world.   815 more words

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