Joe Letteri

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Joe Letteri
Born1957 (age 61–62)
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationVisual effects supervisor
Years active1989–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.[1] He has received several awards and nominations as visual effects supervisor, the latest (as of January 2018) being War for the Planet of the Apes.[2] 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 19 December 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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldman, Naomi (2 January 2018). "Master Creature Creator Joe Letteri: 2018 VES GEORGES MÉLIÈS Award Winner". VFX Voice. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ Donovan, Sandra Fischione (12 March 2010). "Beaver County native wins fourth Oscar for visual effects". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 7 April 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (17 December 2011). "Effects Supremo Joe Letteri Says Zack Snyder is Placing Emphasis on In-Camera Effects in 'Man of Steel". The Playlist. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".

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