Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years - 'My Story' Episode 5 with Aaron Cubis

To help celebrate 20 years of creativity and innovation we've asked some of our artists to share a few of their favourite stories and insights about life at Weta Digital. Halloween is a big...
 

Life Drawing

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Life Drawing

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Life drawing sequence

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Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years - 'My Story' Episode 4 with Jack Elder

To help celebrate 20 years of creativity and innovation we've asked some of our artists to share a few of their favourite stories and insights about life at Weta Digital.
 

Guitar Exploration

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Guitar Exploration

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Albert Hall

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Fell in band love with The Royal Jellies (whoops) x #junction14

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Spotto cat.

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Tama

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Ant on work.

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Stickboy // Animation Montage

Stickboy, An Opera in Three Acts
Based on the book, Stickboy, by Shane Koyczan

Late last year, Shane Koyczan and Vancouver Opera asked if we'd like to partner on a brand new opera.

We had never worked with projections, long-form animation, or live performance (not to mention opera!) before, so of course we said: yes please!

Ten months later, our work is being projected over three massive screens, illustrating over 40 background settings and dark inner-workings of the main character in a 2-hour long stage performance called Stickboy. You can see it live in Vancouver until November 7, 2014 (visit vancouveropera.ca for more info).


CREDITS:

A collaboration with Shane Koyzcan and Vancouver Opera

Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone
Producer: Teresa Toews
Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Concept and Storyboard: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan
Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Gergely Wootsch & Shawn Hight
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez

Director's Montage
Voiceover: Shane Koyczan
Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Edit: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada