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By Wētā FX
Wētā FX’s Unsupervised brings you personal perspectives from the front lines of modern visual effects.

VFX professionals seldom find the time to sit back and reflect on a project upon completion. That leaves us wondering - what’s it like to work on these feature-length films? We want the inside scoop without reserve. And so, we’ve pulled some of our artists aside, put them in a room and let the conversation flow.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
VFX Supervisor Sean Walker, Animation Supervisor Karl Rapley, CG Supervisor Joanna Davison and Composting Supervisor Sabine Laimer sat down to discuss their work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. They cover the epic third act VFX, from the dragons and the soul-sucking demons, to the magical effects, hero stunt moves, and complex water simulations. Wētā FX’s Unsupervised is a Studio 801 Production.  This episode was recorded at Taia Studios and was edited by me Maxwell Barrett and produced by Jordyn James-Maxwell. Dave Gougé is our Executive Producer. 
March 23, 2022
Black Widow
VFX Supervisor Sean Walker and Animation Supervisor Karl Rapley discuss Russian helicopters being “flown” over Wellington to Norwegian mountain ranges in Russia, and more insights about our work on Black Widow.
August 18, 2021
Shadow in the Cloud
Animation Supervisor Anneka Fris and Visual Effects Supervisor Stephen Unterfranz sit down to discuss their experience working on Shadow in the Cloud.
February 10, 2021
The Umbrella Academy 2
VFX Supervisor Chris White and Animation Supervisor Aidan Martin are back to discuss their work on The Umbrella Academy Season 2, including Baby Pogo and a talking goldfish called AJ Carmichael.
January 25, 2021
The Christmas Chronicles 2
VFX Supervisors Martin Hill and Phillip Leonhardt join Lead Lighting TD Chantelle Williams to discuss their work on Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2.
December 21, 2020
Mulan Part 2
VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands joins Lead Compositor Beck Veitch and Lighting Lead Snowy Leo to discuss their work on Disney's live action remake of Mulan.
December 03, 2020
Mulan Part 1
VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands joins Lead Compositor Beck Veitch and Lighting Lead Snowy Leo to discuss their work on Disney's live action remake of Mulan.
October 28, 2020
Space Force
Animation Supervisor Aidan Martin and VFX Supervisor Chris White discuss their work on Marcus the chimp and his furry companion Theodore, part of Weta Digital's contributions to Netflix's Space Force.
August 25, 2020
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
VFX Supervisor Thrain Shadbolt and Animation Supervisor Aidan Martin talk to us about Weta Digital’s first ever digital hyena, and other contributions made to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.
March 30, 2020
Jumanji: The Next Level
Animation Supervisor Simeon Duncombe joins VFX Supervisors Ken McGaugh and Mark Gee to discuss monkey butts, the joys of working with Mark Breakspear, and Weta Digital's work on Jumanji: The Next Level.
February 13, 2020
Gemini Man
Weta Digital VFX Supervisors Guy Williams and Sheldon Stopsack discuss Gemini Man and the unprecedented digital human performance required.
December 26, 2019
Game of Thrones: Season 8
Animation Supervisor Dave Clayton and CG Supervisor Mike Perry discuss Weta Digital's contributions to Game of Thrones: Season 8.
November 18, 2019
Avengers: Endgame
VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken and Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo discuss their work on Avengers: Endgame, and the importance of close collaboration with Marvel Studios to create an epic conclusion for the Infinity Saga.
October 15, 2019