Two weeks to go until the WIFT Awards 2014!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

If the sisters aren't doing it for themselves - you can be sure no one else will be offering, so make sure YOU show your support for your sisters in the industry and buy a ticket to the 2014 WIFT awards ceremony.


Wednesday February 26

6 -9 pm

Grand Tea Room, Heritage Hotel, Auckland

Cost: $65

(Men are welcome to join us btw - we accept their currency too)


Stacey Morrison has generously agreed to be our MC for the awards. Stacey started out on What Now, graduated to Mai Time and over the last 15 years has been both sides of the camera in Sportscafe, It's in the Bag and her radio credits include Mai FM 88.6, Flava and more recently Classic Hits.


You will get delicious food, a complimentary drink when you arrive  (a cash bar will operate) a goodie bag, DJ Phaze will spin the discs and there are some surprises in store too�


So get out of your practical "out in the field" clothes, (or the old trackies you pull on to sit in that dark editing suite) shimmy into your best frock and enjoy a few hours of pure pleasure.


Tickets are available via Eventfinda.

Next Up...

AnimfxNZ - Weta Digital sessions and the Animation Day workshop sessions

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

See below for a tonne of exciting info about the upcoming Animfxers conference in Wellington....


OK Animfxers - the final sessions are now up online  with a creative/animation workshop stream totally redeeming Valentine's day on Friday 14 along with even more incredible visual and techy treats out at Park Road Post at the amazing Weta Digital Workshop Day at Park Road Post.


Our animation/creative workshop stream on Friday will open with a classroom style session with Oscar award winning writer David Seidler. This is a pretty remarkable opportunity to get hands on with a world class scriptwriter and the session is open to anyone that has registered for the day at AnimfxNZ. While the stream is still open, we will soon close off registrations to this to ensure the session is as interactive and comprehensive as possible for attendees.


The creative/animation workshop will also feature sessions with the award-winning and internationally feted ReSN Digital on the groundbreaking work they undertook for Fifa featuring a life sized Lionel Messi lead developers Brendal Zachernuk and Matt Halford will take the session through the techniques pipelines and processes they used to generate this project as well as other highlights from their 2013 work.


Pik Pok's Mark Cuthbert will also be presenting a hands-on workshop presenting insider animation and rigging techniques drawing on Pik Pok's last 13 years of titles and encompassing everything from early PC consoles through to modern smart devices.

All this and more detail and sessions are online here for you to feast your workshop hungry eyes upon


And as if the, already advertised, workshops on the mind blowing characters and action sequences of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, along with creature work from the latest installment from the Wolverine sequence, wasn't enough to blow your high-end vfx lovin' minds right open; we've now added the world creation from the astounding Laketown sequences from The Hobbit: DOS to the line up for Saturday's Weta Digital Workshop

Like Gandalf (pretty much) says: Register now you fools! :