the vfx show #156: King Kong

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the visual effects in Peter Jackson’s King Kong.



Show Notes:

Director: Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie

VFX companies: Weta Digital and Weta Workshop

Principal visual effects crew:
Joe Letteri
Brian Van’t Hul
George Murphy
Ben Snow
Scott E. Anderson
Christian Rivers
Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop supervisor)

King Kong production diaries – this is episode dealing with rotoscoping

Pixar RenderMan case study on Kong fur

King Kong – The Building of 1933 New York City
– link to Chris White’s SIGGRAPH 2006 sketch

3 thoughts on “the vfx show #156: King Kong”

  1. A fun walk down memory lane. Thanks for the roto department props! Quite a bit of adrenaline went into pushing points on that show and fixing up those plates so they were usable – for sure!

  2. Hey Mike,
    Thankyou for the wonderful insight as always. 🙂

    Had a question:
    What is the course of action you would take if a situation like this (were you are asked to work extra hours/days when you know you are needed back home) arises now (assuming you are working for a production house).


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