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.
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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.