Splendid BTS / “Behind-The-Scenes” for BLADE RUNNER 2049 to share today, featuring New Zealand’s WETA WORKSHOP and their Miniature Builds for the Denis Villeneuve-directed feature film!
From the video featured up top, to the stills (from the Weta Facebook / previously featured on #popcornX), it’s situations like this I would LOVE to showcase to my past-film students, to see the validity of “model making”, even if folks do not look toward “Singapore” for such craft … “Practicality” and “Geographic locations/situations” sometimes might make strange bedfellows, no? LOL
WETA SAYS: "Weta Workshop was honoured to contribute practical miniatures, selected cinematography, and concept design work to Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve. This was a passion project for our crew, who are huge fans of Ridley Scott's iconic 1982 original.
Here in Wellington, NZ, we hand-made enormous miniature sets which were then filmed by legendary cinematographer Alex Funke. In the Design Studio, our team of conceptual designers helped give shape to the director’s vision. Check out our work and then see the film - it's out now."
Our massive miniature for @bladerunnermovie - standing at nearly 5 metres tall, it was so large that we had to build it lying down and lift it with a chain block! 3D modelled, it was built with laser-cut components and then textured by hand, section by section. The shot here was captured in camera thanks to the magic of practical effects. #wetaworkshop #photooftheday #BladeRunner #miniatures #handmade #filmmaking