WETA Digital’s Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Christopher White Talk THE HOBBIT, Smaug, Gollum, and More at the VES Awards

     February 11, 2013

WETA Digital Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Christopher White THE HOBBIT

Last week at the VES Awards in Beverly Hills, I got to speak with Eric Saindon (visual effects supervisor), David Clayton (animation supervisor Weta Digital) and Christopher White (visual effects supervisor Weta Digital) about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its sequels.  During the red carpet interview they also talked about the challenging shots of The Hobbit, Gollum, going back to Rivendell, Smaug, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Christopher White Time Index:

  • 0:25 – Eric Saindon, the on-set supervisor, talks about the first sequence shot in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • 0:50 – David Clayton talks about working on the visual effects of Gollum.
  • 1:45 – Christopher White comments on doing the first shots of Rivendell revisited.
  • 2:20 – Saindon and Clayton are excited to get to work on Smaug, along with action sequences in the follow-up film.
  • 3:05 – White is anxious to see the new places that the characters will travel to.


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