Vancouver Mathematician Wins Oscar, Visual Effects Artists Nominated
A Vancouver mathematician has won an Academy Award for his work that enabled thrilling scenes in movies including "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Avatar." Robert Bridson , an adjunct professor in computer science at the University of British Columbia, was recognized for " early conceptualization of sparse-tiled voxel data structures and their application to modelling and simulation ...
Oscars: What Craft Nominees Are Saying
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' nominee Joe Letteri, 'Boyhood's' Sandra Adair and sound editing and mixing nominees for 'Interstellar' weigh in on Thursday morning's news
Weta Unleashes New Rendering Power for The Hobbit Finale
“It’s hard to think of the extra light that you craft onto the scene and then make it work in a believable and efficient fashion,” says Joe Letteri, the four-time Oscar winner and Weta’s senior visual effects supervisor. “It takes a lot of time ...
THE HOBBIT Finale VFX Breakdown & Concept Art
After you watch both videos I think many of you will agree with Mike Seymour from Wired, who seemed genuinely puzzled that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies did not receive an Oscar nomination in the visual effects category. They were snubbed!