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A Wellington Whirlwind

On arrival at the city, it was immediately apparent why Wellington is called the Windy City. What was less apparent were the cultural jewels that New Zealand’s capital city holds. 476 more words

Travel

Wellington

Our time on the North Island was nearing its end, Wellington was our last stop. From there we took the Interislander Ferry to Picton on the South Island. 311 more words

New Zealand

Weta Workshop School at Massey University

Weta Workshop School at Massey University

Create your own imaginary worlds for film, TV and game by studying a Master of Design

Concept designers eager to advance their skills in the film, TV and game sector can now learn from industry leaders of the award-winning Weta Workshop in a new venture with Massey University and its Master of Design programme. 716 more words

Weta Digital

Contenders: Visual Effects From Across the Globe Added Pizzazz to this Season's Top Blockbusters

For audiences watching the end credits of major movies, one of the most impressive lists has to be the huge number of visual-effects contributors. “It takes an army,” says Kyle McCulloch, vfx supervisor on Disney blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast,” pictured above. 739 more words

Awards

The Lions and New Zealand Part 1.

Martin and I had both returned to the UK in June for work purposes. The previous years that we have done this, we have taken Eleanor with us. 2,057 more words

New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Monkey status: There is one monkey featured in this film

So this one is interesting. It’s set in Middle-Earth, which was mainly modelled on Medieval Europe by JRR Tolkien and then of course basically became a tourism billboard for New Zealand with the advent of the films. 460 more words

Monkeys