http://www.wetafx.co.nz/features/avatar1/

I am a big fan of Weta Digital’s work. They have worked on Lord of the Rings, District 9, King Kong 2005, Avatar and many other features. They are one of the worlds leading visual effects companies based at Wellington New Zealand and recently won an award for best visual effects on James Cameron’s Avatar. Having bought and watched the collectors edition of avatar, it amazes me at what was visual effects and what was actual live footage. The biggest shock for me was there oxygen masks that the humans needed to wear. The actual masks the actors wore had no glass/perspex in them as it would reflect the studio lights and restrict the sound of the actors voice’s, it was rendered in afterward. Now i am pretty good at spotting what is real and what is animated and i didn’t spot it. The guys at Wetta have a real talent at making something believable.

Below are some clips of Wettas work.

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