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Interview: Dave Clayton, Animation Supervisor at Weta Digital

We talk dragons, dwarves and spiders with the man who gave Benedict Cumberbatch a lizard's face.

By Apr. 16, 2014


Interview - Dave Clayton WETA

Apr. 16, 2014


'Avatar': Behind the scenes at Weta Digital

To celebrate the release of the Avatar Extended Collector's Edition, CNET Australia got to go behind the scenes at Weta studios to witness how the movie was made.

By Nov. 24, 2010


Avatar: behind the scenes at Weta Digital

CNET Australia takes you behind the scenes of the Avatar Extended Edition and looks at some of the innovations made by the film makers.

26 Images By Nov. 22, 2010


'Avatar' Oscars could make Weta household name

When Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday, Weta Digital will surely get a nod for "Avatar" visual effects. Unfamiliar to many, the studio has been on top for years.

By Feb. 1, 2010


The real-life Minas Tirith from 'Lord of the Rings': A tour of Mont Saint-Michel

For over 1,000 years, Mont Saint-Michel has stood the test of time, sieges, sacks, and more. Its iconic positioning, on a tiny island just off the French coast, has given inspiration to movie makers, designers for games like Assassin's Creed, and artists of all kinds. Here's a full photo tour of this island village, castle, and abbey.

By Jun. 27, 2014


Poll: Will you be buying the 'Avatar' 3D Blu-ray?

"Avatar" is finally available on 3D Blu-ray from October 16, but after a three-year wait is 3D still enough of a draw to warrant buying it again? Vote in CNET's poll.

By Oct. 16, 2012


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' final scene was directed over Skype

The Serkis-starring summer simian spectacular saw several scenes supervised via Skype, director Matt Reeves has said. Plus CNET reveals whether "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is worth checking out.

By Jul. 11, 2014


Interview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

We speak with Weta Digital's Joe Letteri about the evolution of effects needed to make the latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

By Jul. 12, 2011