Matt Aitken, VFX Supervisor, Weta Digital Ltd.
Matt has worked at Weta Digital since the early days of the company. 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". Lately Matt has supervised visual fx on Peter Jackson’s "King Kong 360 3-D" attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, "The Lovely Bones" and "District 9", the later earning him a nomination for Best Visual Effects Oscar. Currently Matt is working on upcoming Weta Digital projects including "The Adventures of Tintin."
Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington and a Master of Science in Computer Graphics from Middlesex University, London. He has had technical papers published by Eurographics and Graphite and has given presentations on Weta Digital’s work at many conferences and festivals including SIGGRAPH, FMX, the Australian Effects and Animation Festival, Imagina, the London Effects and Animation Festival and AnimfxNZ.
Matt is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Visual Effects Society.