Hollywood: Frighteners

The Frighteners was Peter Jacksons first bigger budget movie. It also is the movie - at least according to the features included on DVD - during which Weta Digital was able to rise from the status of a small company to one that was able to pull off digital effects in a big budget movie like "The Lord of the Rings".

Making Of

The following picture shows Peter Jackson along with one of the artists and a Silicon Graphics Indigo 2 workstation.

Peter Jackson and Indigo 2

The next shot featured on this page is featuring a couple of Indy systems. The complete part in the video shows a couple more stacks of piled Indy systems. It can only be guessed what they were used for, but "rendering cluster" is probably not too far off scale.

Indy Cluster