News for Aug. 27, 2006

Joe Letteri on King Kong at The Tate in London

8/27/06, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes: Joe Letteri, visual effects supervisor on King Kong, will be speaking in The Starr Auditorium at The Tate Modern in London (UK) as part of a series of lectures on digital art. Joes lecture will be at 6.30pm on Monday, 25th September. He will be discussing the creation of the Visual FX for Peter Jacksons King Kong. Joe will show how Weta built 1933 New York City, grew the lush jungles of Skull Island, and brought King Kong to life. Joe has received two academy awards for the visual effects on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003. Tickets are 10 (8 for children and senior citizens) and can be ordered from the Tate ticket office on 020 7887 8888 or online here.