The Magic of Christmas
Date & Time
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Weta Digital had a hand in every aspect of the VFX work on Christmas Chronicles 2, from storyboarding and concept design to the final image. Join Phil Leonhardt, Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta Digital, for a behind-the-scenes look at what went into blending the magic of Christmas with grounded live-action photography. He describes how using previs and onset techvis to drive practical photography assisted the CG integration and elevated the drama of the scenes. Phil will also cover the buildout of the wintery North Pole environment, managing hundreds of unique elves—including the adorable antagonist Belsnickel—and the other cute and quirky characters that support the live-action cast.

Phil Leonhardt