Comic-Con Video Interview: Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor
On Sunday at Comic-Con, Golden Briefcase host Tim Buel and I caught up with Weta Workshop's creative genius Richard Taylor. If you don't know who he is, Taylor is one of the top designers and executives from Weta Workshop, the studio that designed all of the creatures, costumes, armor and weapons from Lord of the Rings as well as King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia and District 9. Taylor has won five Oscars in various categories like Costume Design, Makeup and Visual Effects, and is an amazing behind-the-scenes cinematic legend. It was an honor to speak with him and a fun interview to conduct right on the Comic-Con showfloor.
Watch my Comic-Con interview with Weta Workshop's head Richard Taylor:
Yes, I am apologizing now for the droopy camera, I thought I had it aimed right at him the whole time but I guess not. As mentioned in the video, Taylor is currently working on the animatronic Wind in the Willows movie (watch a teaser here) which you can see maquettes for on SlashFilm, as well as The Hobbit (one day) and anything else Weta is attached to, like Aaron Morgan's The Home. As we shot this video right at Weta's booth on the Comic-Con showfloor, a crowd had gathered by the time finished and applauded Taylor once we had wrapped up. It was wonderful to meet him and I'm looking forward to whatever Weta delivers next!