Weta Digital had the complex task of humanising the digital ape characters, which was made possible by a fusion of advanced digital techniques - the performances of extremely talented performance capture actors and the artistry of animators and VFX artists. This work involved cutting-edge technology including an advanced outdoor motion capture system, fur simulation tools and detailed facial geometry to achieve nuanced and emotive character performances.
With intelligence and emotional resonance to match its stunning special effects, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expands on its predecessor with an exciting and ambitious burst of sci-fi achievement.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, VFX Breakdown - Koba
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, VFX Breakdown - Environments
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Christoph Salzmann, Florian Schroeder, Quentin Hema, Simone Riginelli
Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture - Caesar
Paul Story, Eteuati Tema, Andrea Merlo, Emiliano Padovani
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Joe Letteri, Ryan Stafford, Hannah Bianchini, Dan Lemmon, Matt Kutcher
Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Daniel Barrett, Paul Story, Eteuati Tema, Alessandro Bonora, Dejan Momcilovic
Outstanding Visual Effects - Feature Film
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Keith Miller, Paul Story
Feature Films VFX