George Port

Special Effects

The founding member of Oscar-winning special effects house Weta Digital, George Port laboured for seven months solo on the digital effects for Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. He went on to found Auckland effects company PRPVFX, which has supplied special effects for Xena: Warrior Princess, Rain of the Children and Green Lantern.

In those days we had enough disc storage to do approximately 10 seconds of effects. Today most people have more storage on their phones. George Port recalls creating digital effects for Weta, in the early 90s