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Weta Digital CTO To Keynote Game Developers Conference

Jon LeBrie, CTO at Weta Digital, has signed on to deliver the general interest keynote address of the Game Developers Conference next month in San Jose, CA.
LeBrie is the principal architect of the digital infrastructure used to create the Academy Award-winning digital visual effects in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. LeBrie’s keynote, "Fleshing out Middle Earth: Weta Digital Creatures" discusses specific approaches to crowd animation, creature setups, digital doubles, Ents, the specific challenges involved in bringing Gollum to the screen, and how the concept of "creative iteration" informed the development of one of the world’s largest digital visual effects infrastructures. The GDC is produced by the Gama Network, which also produces this site.

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