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100 Years Of Universal Pictures' Ever-Changing Logo

Universal Pictures is celebrating the big 1-0-0 with a new look. A brand spanking new logo—created by visual effects artists at Weta Digital, the New Zealand-based company that did the effects for The Lord of the Rings saga—will debut onscreen before Dr. Seuss' The Lorax on March 2. According to the press release: The visual dynamic of the new logo was inspired by satellite imagery that illustrated a view of the world on a clear night from space.
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A Visit to Weta Workshop [Weta Workshop]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (6 years ago)

Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in New Zealand is where artists and crafters have made everything from the Lord of the Rings creatures and armor, to King Kong's dinosaurs. We're visiting Wellington, and took a tour. Every visitor gets... Read Post

Weta's new cheaper, delightful, detailed plastic rayguns

Odd : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

Two years ago, my wife surprised me with one of the coolest presents I've ever received: an original Goliathon raygun from effects-house Weta (best known for doing the effects for the Lord of the Rings movies). It's a cast-iron mons... Read Post

Air New Zealand Hires The LOTR Effects Wizards For Its Flight Safety Video

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia (2 years ago)

If you’re ever lucky enough to fly Air New Zealand, you might want to actually pay attention to the safety video that plays before takeoff. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Rings films, to pun... Read Post


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