Oscar 2012: Weta's Sebastian Sylwan Talks Apes, Art and Technology
As you said there is always a more complex scene or a more complex world to realize or represent. And there is always the challenge of pushing the boundaries. The industry evolves with the technology as well as the artistry. The vision of directors is always pushing what is possible and what is possible is always pushing what the imaginations of creators are capable of. So it’s an organic joint growth I think.
DS: What do you enjoy most about your job? What gives you the most sense of satisfaction?
SS: I think that there are a couple of things. One is the constant challenge. There is always a new problem to work on there, there is always a new challenge, there is always a new objective to reach. The second is the ability to work with the smartest people, the most motivated and passionate people in the industry. I think that is the thing that I get the most enjoyment from.
DS: Even though you’re right in the thick of it, does it amaze you what some of the artists at your studio are doing?
SS: Every single day, every single day. That is the amazement of working for a company like Weta Digital. I go into dailies and every day I am impressed by the work of hundreds of talented people and proud to contribute to that.
Dan Sarto is AWN's publisher.