While we are finishing the very last pieces of the Hobbit puzzle the Trailer has arrived and I'm excited about this one. Make sure you turn the volume up!
Aidan Animation Blog.
Animation and VFX talk, camera gear and 3d scanning.
Goodness it's been a while since my last post.
Since 'Dawn of the planet of the Apes' released in June, I went on holiday with my wife to Germany and came back to NZ to work on the final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.
We are in full swing animating on 'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies' which has a few weeks until it all wraps then back home to Australia for Christmas.
Another promo still of a shot I worked on for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. This was one of the very first shots I animated on the movie. All hand keyed from reference of the Actors Toby Kebbell (Koba) and Andy Serkis (Caesar). Plus an amazing facial pass by Facial Lead Jack Tema.
Weta Animation Supervisor Dave Clayton takes you through the process used to get an epic sequence from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug', from concept to final. Using Mocap and Senior Animators Kev & Craig.
A new trailer has dropped for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the movie I'm currently working on at Weta Digital.
It's going to be a great movie I can't wait to see it in the Cinema.
Gosh, it's been 2 months already so I thought I should at least write some sort of blog post.
Since finishing work on Peter Jacksons 2nd Hobbit instalment at the end of last year, there have been 2 significant honour's bestowed upon it. Firstly a VES award for 'Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture' for Smaug plus an Oscar nomination for 'Best Visual Effects' with the Oscar going to a very deserved 'Gravity'.
I'm feeling very fortunate to have been apart of the Animation Team on Smaug and below is video describing the basic workflow of how Smaug was created. Narrated by one of the Animation Supervisors on the project.