On Sunday, Weta Workshop’s world-famous tourism hub, retail store, and mini museum opened its doors to celebrate ten years in business – heralded by the proverbial popping of corks and the very real munching of cake.
In another creative first, Weta Workshop has today officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio dedicated to creating new content for Magic Leap.
Accompanied by two talented students, the Weta Workshop crew are back from a week of fantastical creativity: the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Symposium in South Korea! This trip is the culmination of the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). Now in its fourth year, the GCDC asks the best emerging design talent in New Zealand and South Korea to put their imagination to the test.
It gets bigger and better every year. Weta Workshop has opened the 2017 call for entries for the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Up for grabs? An incredible trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop CEO and Co-founder, Richard Taylor.
Zombies. Fighter pilots. Barbarians. Supermodels. No, they’re not the stars of the latest fantastical blockbuster. This summer, Weta Workshop has collaborated with New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa, for Bug Lab: celebrating the unbelievable creatures that live all around us.
Aboriginal mythology and science fiction collide in high-stakes ‘near fi’ drama, Cleverman, a genre-bending new TV series produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures for Australia’s ABC TV in co-production with Sundance TV and Red Arrow International. Wellington’s Weta Workshop contributed creature design, specialty hair work and makeup effects and Park Road Post Production provided picture, sound and VFX post production services. It’s an Australasian co-production that’s been dubbed both “ambitious” and “adventurous”.
Joanna Peacock won the Weta Workshop Costume & Film Section of the 2015 World of Wearable Art (WOW) Awards with her spectacular entry, To Be or Not to Be. That meant packing her bags in January to take up her prize of a four-week internship with us.
With Weta Workshop’s Wal and Dog sculpture delighting Gisborne-ites on the banks of the Taruheru River, it’s time for us to delve a little deeper into how this bronze duo came to be. Introducing Jonathan Campbell, owner of Created and Cast Bronze.