Having reclaimed the wealth of their homeland, the Dwarves of Erebor must now face the consequences of unleashing the Dragon Smaug upon Lake-town. Weta Digital’s body of work ran the full spectrum from hero digital characters to complex fire destruction and water effects, giant battle sequences and entirely digital environments. Armed with newly developed technologies such as Army Manager and Manuka, Weta Digital were able to deliver detail at a truly staggering scale.
This is filmmaking at its most spectacular, with more wizardry wrought by the visual effects department than even by Gandalf the Grey
Brian Viner, The Daily Mail
VFX of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Erebor Valley
VFX of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Effects and Simulations
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Feature Film
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White, Matt Aitken
Feature Film VFX