Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken Joins AEAF Speaker Program - Avengers: Infinity War.
Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken will be on the AEAF Speaker Program, coming to the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney on 30 August 2018. He joins a full day of talks and presentations from artistis and experts in the field of visual effects and animation for broadcast and feature films. Visit aeaf.tv for more information, and book tickets to attend here.
Matt will present the wide variety of cutting-edge VFX techniques his team used on Avengers: Infinity War.
Weta Digital created the entire Titan battle in the third act—an incredibly VFX heavy sequence featuring extensive FX simulation techniques. Matt will reveal how Weta created a compelling performance for Thanos, built Planet Titan from the ground up, and simulated the many bespoke FX used to manifest the heroes’ spirited defence
As a Visual Effects Supervisor, Matt has worked on some of the biggest films of the past two decades, including 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, 'Avatar and most recently 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Matt has been at Weta Digital since the early days, joining around the time of Peter Jackson’s 'Heavenly Creatures', before the company was even officially formed.
Matt was Digital Models Supervisor on 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, pre-production/R&D supervisor for 'King Kong' and CG Supervisor for 'Avatar'. His credits as a Visual Effects Supervisor include 'The Adventures of Tintin', Peter Jackson’s 'King Kong' 360 3D attraction at Universal Studios, 'The Lovely Bones', 'District 9', 'Iron Man 3', 'The Hobbit' trilogy, and 'Independence Day: Resurgence'. He recently finished supervising Weta Digital's work on 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
He is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects on 'District 9' and has won multiple Visual Effects Society awards. www.aeaf.tv