Special Projects Creative Director / Visual Effects Supervisor
Keith Miller is Wētā FX’s Special Projects Creative Director, leveraging his experience as an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor along with his expertise in developing interactive/immersive content for real-time systems. Having developed VR content for CAVE systems in the early 2000s, Keith’s passion for real-time spans more than two decades.
Keith has recently focused on developing animated shorts and interactive experiences and was awarded the SIGGRAPH 2021 Jury Prize for Wētā’s ‘Meerkat’ short. He also lends his expertise to the virtual production team, developing XR filmmaking tools and processes alongside LED wall content for in-camera visual effects on film and streaming.
Keith was Visual Effects Supervisor for Grammy® Award winner Childish Gambino's 2018 ‘Pharos’ concert. He received a VES Award for the creation of the 360° real-time animated visuals and the VR prototyping tools for the show.
During the early days of Wētā FX’s Special Projects, Keith worked with Director Jon Favreau on King Louie: Cold Lairs (2016), a 360° VR experience. He also worked on the design and creation of Disney’s Pete's Dragon: Elliot’s Flyover (2016), shooting and integrating 360° aerial footage with a CG dragon to create an immersive dragon flight experience.
Highlights as a Visual Effects Supervisor include the Academy Award-nominated films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Iron Man 3 (2013). Other highlights include DC Extended Universe projects Justice League (2017), Wonder Woman (2017) and Batman v Superman (2016). Keith was also nominated for a BAFTA for The Adventures of Tintin (2011).