The four times visual effects Oscar and BAFTA winner has shaped three decades of visual effects and become a master of creature and character creation.
Working with Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and James Cameron, Joe Letteri has built the astonishing photoreal worlds and iconic CG characters of Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, the Planet of the Apes series and Avatar and is currently working on the highly anticipated Avatar sequels.
“Understanding how and why something happens, moves or works in the real-world gives you a deeper understanding of what make something look real in a virtual world,” he explains. “That has been the driving force behind the way I look at things. I want to see how far you can stretch the techniques and the technology in pursuit of realism.”