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Giant Handling ‘Rings’ Trilogy MoCap
Giant Studios (Atlanta, Georgia), holders of the worldwide license for the Biomechanics Motion Reality motion capture system, has been named exclusive motion capture studio for New Line Cinema’s “The Lord of the Rings” feature film trilogy. Weta Ltd. (Wellington, New Zealand) is providing the visual effects, with Mark Stetson (“The Fifth Element”) serving as visual effects supervisor. Giant Studios director of research
and development Matt Madden will oversee the production process.