The Art Of NZ's Weta Workshop: Mad Max, The Hobbit & More

New Zealand's Weta Workshop is probably most famous for their work on the Lord of the Rings series, but in the years since they have also been involved on stuff like Mad Max, District 9 and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell.

Weta's design studio is the starting point for much of the company's work, where some of the best artists on the planet map out what a film's environments, characters and weapons are going to look like.

Much of that art — or at least the studio's more recent work — has now been uploaded to Artstation, meaning you can see all kinds of pieces from Mad Max, Elysium, The Hobbit and Spectral, the new sci-fi/ghostbusters movie on Netflix.

I've posted some highlights below, but you can check out the full gallery here.


To see the images in their native resolution, click on the "expand" button in the top-left corner.

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Artist: Leri Greer

Artist: Leri Greer

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Christian Pearce

Artist: Greg Broadmore

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Nick Keller

Artist: Nick Keller

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Nick Keller

Artists: Daniel Falconer & Nick Keller

Artist: Nick Keller

Artist: Gus Hunter

Artist: Nick Keller

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artists: Christian Pearce & Leri Greer

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Christian Pearce

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Christian Pearce

Artist: Aaron Beck

Artist: Christian Pearce


Comments

    If you go to Wellington, make sure you do a tour of the Weta workshop. It's geek heaven. That unused but functional Warthog is there...there used to be two but the other got wrecked during a promo video where a stunt man got mixed up and tried to drive it thru a real wall, not the fake wall they erected...

    Last edited 22/12/16 7:55 pm

      Yep, the workshop is awesome and a must-do for anyone who visits the area, particularly if you’re the kind of person who’s reading this article in the first place.

      Lots of amazingly detailed props and town model sets (used in the distance shots of castles and things) and the tour is full of interesting information about movies (and Halo).

      Plus they have the Sumatran Rat-Monkey from Braindead/ Dead Alive!

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