Hi my name is Johnny and I’m currently working at Weta Digital as a “Compositing Pipeline TD”. I began my career as a freelance visual effects & motion graphic artist on various music videos for New Zealand Bands, such as “Tane Mahuta ” – The Ruby Suns that won the Handle the Jandal 2008 – Best Animation Award.
My early work was working on Television commercials and Television series as a freelance compositor on ” Legend of the Seeker (Sauce) ” and ” Action Central (Pickle Possum)”.
In 2009 I joined Weta Digital as a “Facial Motion Editor and on set Motion Capture Tracker” on feature films including Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes ,The Adventures of Tintin and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy.
I taught myself python scripting and is now working on developing new pipeline tools and plug-ins at Weta Digital. I love what I do and I’m always striving to up-skill in all technical areas of the entertainment industry.