wetabook20SlipCasealrg6 The Art of Film Magic – 20 Years of Weta delves into the incredible work of the folks at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, and how they’ve built Weta into one of the world’s leaders when it comes to making movies amazing. If you been thinking about grabbing this two-book set, here’s your chance to add it to your collection.

We’re teaming up with our friends at HarperCollins to give away a copy. Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – The Art of Film Magic – 20 Years of Weta Contest”

Master of LaketownAmong other awards groups announcing their nominations today, the Costume Designers Guild also released their nods. Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, and Bob Buck were nominated for their work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, along with the costume designers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading “Costume Designers Guild nominates ‘The Desolation of Smaug’”

Richard TaylorThe four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, reappear on the big screen this month in the second installment of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series. New Zealand director Andrew Adamson was responsible for bringing to the silver screen the first two chronicles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. For each movie an entire world had to be created with a history, landscape, creatures big and small, weapons and clothing. And who could be called on to undertake such a mammoth task other than the staff at special effects company Weta Workshop? Read more at the NZ Herald [NZ Herald]