Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital
Luke is Weta Digital’s VFX supervisor for Disney’s Jungle Cruise. He joined Weta Digital in 2009 to work on James Cameron’s Avatar and has gone on to work on some of Weta Digital’s most iconic films, including The Hobbittrilogy, The BFG, and War for the Planet of the Apes, which won him an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects.
Before coming to Weta Digital, Luke worked at MPC on Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as a Lighting Technical Director, and then moved to Rising Sun Pictures in Sydney. Prior to that, he was at Double Negative where he developed light rigs and looks for various key digital components on Batman Begins. He also assisted in the development of their and fur grooming software.
Luke was a project lead on the development of Weta’s real-world lighting tool PhysLight—a toolset that carries lighting and camera data from the on-set environment through to the digital lighting scene.