Joe Letteri

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Joe Letteri
Born 1957 (age 56–57)
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation Visual effects supervisor
Years active 1989-present

Joe Letteri, ONZM (born 1957) is a senior visual effects artist, winner of four Academy awards, four BAFTA awards and four VES awards. He is the current Director of the Academy Award-winning Weta Digital, having joined the company in 2001. He has been the visual effects supervisor of several movies, his latest work being Rise of the Planet of the Apes.[1] He attended Center High School (Pennsylvania) in 1975 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981. He gave the keynote address at UC Berkeley's December Convocation on December 19, 2010.

Filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Award[edit]

BAFTA[edit]

  • 2011 BAFTA Film Award - nomination for best Special Visual Effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Award - winner for best Special Visual Effects - Avatar (2009)
  • 2006 BAFTA Film Award - winner for best Achievement in Special Visual Effects - King Kong (2005)
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Award - winner for best Achievement in Special Visual Effects - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Award - winner for best Achievement in Special Visual Effects - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Donovan, Sandra Fischione (March 12, 2010). "Beaver County native wins fourth Oscar for visual effects". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (December 17, 2011). "Effects Supremo Joe Letteri Says Zack Snyder is Placing Emphasis on In-Camera Effects in 'Man of Steel". The Playlist. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". 

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