Matt Mueller

Senior Head, Department, Optical

Matt Mueller is in charge of the seven departments in the Weta Digital Optical Group: Camera, Onset, Paint, Roto, Editorial, Imaging and Optical R&D.

His extensive experience in onset and reference photography gives Matt a comprehensive understanding of the onset processes that assist connecting digital elements into a physical set.

Matt joined Weta Digital in in 2000 as part of the pre-production team for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Before turning his hand to VFX, Matt was an Arctic Engineer in Alaska for four years. He began his VFX career as an Onset Surveyor for Dream Quest Images where he helped set up one of the first onset VFX Departments in the industry.

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  • Senior Head, Department, Optical

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