Jupiter Travels to Middle Earth

21 May 2015

Jupiter Productions’ latest project took them to Wellington, New Zealand to capture a significant technology customer story for Hewlett Packard. The video featured one of their premier customers in the film industry, Weta Digital who are widely known for their groundbreaking visual effects in films such as Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit Series and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

On location, Jupiter captured the story by interviewing the Weta Digital team including the CIO and the Data Wranglers. “It was amazing to go behind the scenes and walk though the HP Apollo & ProLiant server farms used to create massive renders for these complex movies” said George Scontsas, Jupiter’s Director.

Back at their studio, Jupiter edited key interview and location shots with Weta’s footage of CGI development and finished renders. “The powerful visual impact really came through as we opened the video with clips of the dragon from the Hobbit’s Battle of the Five Armies,” said Jupiter editor Nancy Elrick-Forman. “It helped show the huge impact that the HP servers had on the rendering tasks by showing clips from the stages of development.”

This video has been featured at many key customer events such as HP Discover in Las Vegas and Europe as well as online at HP.com and in HP’s YouTube channel.


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