If you’re in Verona on July 11th, 2017, don’t miss the upcoming talk by Marco Revelant, senior head of department assets in Weta Digital.
The talk (in english language) will be held in the Sala Verde in the University of Verona at 11:00am – the same building where we are in, stop by and say hi 🙂
Abstract: In this talk, Marco Revelant will discuss a few iterations of the processes and challenges that Weta Digital encountered, so that it pushed technology to its limits, production after production. The journey starts with our work on The Jungle Book , which in a number of ways proved to be more challenging than anticipated, moving into a variety of other projects, and ending with the recent challenge posed by the latest movie of the Planet of the Apes franchise: War for the Planet of the Apes.
Marco will show how Weta Digital’s set of tools has been growing over the years, to allow artists to reach the high level of quality and realism Weta is re-known for, while maintaining the flexibility necessary to support the high turnaround workflows that the studio’s clients have come to expect.
Bio: Marco Revelant, Senior Head of Department – Assets
Marco has over 15 years’ experience in the visual effects industry. He joined Weta Digital as a Senior Modeller in 2003 for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Highlights for Marco include working for three years on James Cameron’s Avatar, supervising the creation of the entire digital assets library for the film and being one of only three artists who handled the grooms for Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Marco has been heavily involved in the creation of Weta Digital’s proprietary groom system Barbershop, which has been used for blockbuster movies including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and The Hobbit trilogy — earning Marco a prestigious Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.