VFX Technologies and the Hands That Make Them

Weta Digital presents the technical innovations used to produce cutting-edge visual effects for Avengers: Endgame, Alita: Battle Angel and Gemini Man.

What's it all about?

Visual effects has always been a mix of artistry and ingenuity. In this session, Visual Effects Supervisor Wayne Stables will present Weta Digital’s recent work on Avengers: Endgame, Alita: Battle Angel, and Gemini Man, sharing exclusive insights into the various technologies behind the artistry and the teams required to develop and support them.

At Weta Digital, developer and technical crew number in the hundreds with expertise ranging through cutting-edge R&D focused on imagery and simulation to more traditional business systems and web development. Wayne will talk about some of the IT infrastructure that lies underneath the final images you see on screen and how hundreds of people contribute to our success.

The presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A panel featuring Wayne along with Weta Digital Chief Information Officer Kathy Gruzas, Head of IT Operations Duncan Hunter, and Recruitment Manager Tanya Buchanan.

Whether you are here to learn, find like-minded people, or explore your career options, we hope you can join us.

We invite you to send your questions to us ahead of time and will endeavour to include insights and answers for you during the session. These can be emailed to marketing@wetafx.co.nz

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Friday 31 Jul
5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Wayne Stables

Visual Effects Supervisor

Wayne Stables has been working in the visual effects industry for over 20 years. He started at Weta Digital in 1994 and has worked on projects including The Frighteners, Contact, The Lord of The Rings trilogy, Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, and Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. He has recently worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor on Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall, and is currently working on James Cameron's Avatar sequels. In addition to supervising shot work, Wayne is a key player in new technologies and Weta’s overall pipeline. Notably, he helped develop the lighting and rendering pipeline that was used across Avatar.

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