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Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

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In December of 2011, I interviewed Joe Letteri for LivinginCinema and AwardsDaily. The four-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist took me deep into the process of crafting the characters and worlds of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The main thing I took away from talking with Letteri was the extent to which he and the team at Weta Digital…

Jackson Truax talks Rise of the Apes Visual Effects with Joe Letteri

Jackson Truax talks Rise of the Apes Visual Effects with Joe Letteri

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Like countless other craftsmen in the film industry, Joe Letteri is far from a household name. Still, if you’ve appreciated the visual effects of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, or this summer’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you’re familiar with Letteri’s work, and how he and the crew at Weta Digital have spent the past decade being great innovators in the world of visual…