Unity Books & Weta Workshop
warmly invite you to
Book Signing with…
Author of WETA DIGITAL: 20 YEARS OF IMAGINATION ON SCREEN
Author of WETA WORKSHOP: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CREATIVITY
Sunday 12th October, 1pm
Unity Books Wellington
57 Willis Street
In celebration of Weta’s 20th anniversary, Clare & Luke are joining us to sign copies of their new books.
Founded by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, and Jamie Selkirk in 1993, Weta have become synonymous with creativity and technical genius, bringing to life such films as Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, District 9, King Kong & Avatar.
All welcome to this in-store signing!
Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity reveals the extraordinary story of Weta Workshop, an Academy Award®-winning conceptual design and manufacturing studio known for its creations for such films as The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia, District 9, and The Hobbit trilogy. Along with its film work, Weta Workshop makes collectible art, children’s television shows and public sculptural pieces. Featuring a foreword by Peter Jackson, this publication offers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes photographs, concept sketches, and final imagery from all these ventures. Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity was written by Weta Workshop Team Leader Luke Hawker, who has been with the Workshop for 14 years.
WETA WORKSHOP: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CREATIVITY IS AVAILABLE IN STORE AND FROM OUR ONLINE SHOP HERE.
Weta Digital: 20 Years of Imagination on Screen is a celebration of the people and projects that defined the first two decades of Weta Digital. One of the world’s premier visual-effects studios, Weta Digital is known for its Academy Award®-winning visual effects for such films as The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Avatar, as well as its groundbreaking work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers, Prometheus and The Hobbit trilogy. Featuring a foreword by Peter Jackson, personal stories and recollections, expert technical insights and a wealth of stunning behind-the-scenes imagery, this extraordinary volume offers an intimate look inside the studio and the minds of the people behind these innovative effects. Visual Effects Producer Clare Burgess wrote the book with the assistance of esteemed writer Brian Sibley and countless others who helps chronicle the studio’s remarkable history.
WETA DIGITAL: 20 YEARS OF IMAGINATION ON SCREEN IS AVAILABLE IN STORE AND FROM OUR ONLINE SHOP HERE.
The Art of Film Magic: 20 Years of Weta is a deluxe slipcased two-volume set, an insider’s tour of twenty years of film-making magic at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, the creative companies behind such celebrated films as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Avengers, King Kong, District 9 and The Hobbit. Brimming with never-before-published content, including concept designs, sketches, making of and behind-the-scenes imagery, along with interview material from cast and crew members, it is a stunning look at how the costumes, creatures and characters, weaponry, and visual effects are created for some of the world’s most iconic films. A director will have a vision in their head of the kind of movie they want to create but they always need great teams to realise that vision. This is what Weta Workshop and Weta Digital do. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, these two companies, founded by Peter Jackson, Jamie Selkirk, Tania Rodger and Richard Taylor have been an integral part of some of the most ground-breaking and acclaimed movies of all time.