Weta Digital: War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

Anders Langlands, Weta VFX Supervisor, on integrating Shotgun:

"Weta Digital made the decision to adopt Shotgun after a trial run at two smaller firms, and the benefits – in terms of standardizing production, tracking workflow, consolidating a lot of tools and data storage – were simply enormous. There were 1,415 shots, 1,699 assets and an average of 221 iterations per shot. That’s a huge amount of data, and Shotgun’s speed and intuitive interface helped us to manage it and navigate it quickly.

And from a scheduling perspective, being able to use waterfall views and Gantt charts really helped speed up the process and divide our time and attention effectively. 

It's still early days for our Shotgun integration, but it's been very helpful as a way of improving the flow of information to the whole team. Things that would previously have required production to pull out of a database and disseminate manually now appear on Shotgun pages that are easy for the artists and supervisors to browse, and obviously, that’s a huge help to us."

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