International Conference on Animation,
Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia
April 24 - 27, Stuttgart, Germany

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.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).