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Norman Cates

Norman is probably best known for his work on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003). He just won't shut up about it! :-) First in pre-production and production at Weta Workshop where he was responsible for making all the gelatin prosthetics from 1999-2000. Then at Weta Digital where he started in Rotoscoping, and moved into Compositing in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

I, Robot Visual Effects
Mortal Engines Visual Effects
Gemini Man Visual Effects


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 2022 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (digital compositor)
 2022 Elvis (digital compositor)
 2021 Jungle Cruise (digital compositor)
 2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series) (digital compositor - 1 episode)
- One World, One People (2021) ... (digital compositor)
 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong (digital compositor)
 2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League (digital compositor)
 2020 The Wilds (TV Series) (digital compositor - 1 episode)
- Day One (2020) ... (digital compositor)
 2020 The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (digital compositor)
 2019 Gemini Man (digital compositor)
 2019 Game of Thrones (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- The Long Night (2019) ... (visual effects: Weta Digital)
 2018 Mortal Engines (digital compositor)
 2018 Aquaman (digital compositor)
 2018 Animal World (senior compositor: Weta Digital)
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War (digital compositor)
 2018 Rampage (digital compositor)
 2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (digital compositor)
 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes (digital compositor)
 2016 Spectral (digital compositor)
 2016 The BFG (digital compositor)
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (digital compositor)
 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (digital compositor)
 2015 AllenWatson Investigates (TV Series) (digital artist - 1 episode)
- Te Papa Gallipoli Exhibition (2015) ... (digital artist)
 2015 Furious 7 (digital compositor)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (digital compositor)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (digital compositor)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (digital compositor)
 2013 The Wolverine (digital compositor)
 2013 Man of Steel (digital effects crew: Weta Digital)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (digital effects crew: Weta Digital)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (lead compositor)
 2012 The Avengers (lead compositor)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (lead compositor)
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (lead and senior compositor: Weta Digital)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (lead compositor)
 2010 Knight and Day (lead compositor) / (visual effects: Weta Digital)
 2010 The A-Team (lead compositor: Weta Digital Ltd.)
 2009 Avatar (lead compositor: Weta Digital)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (lead compositor: Weta Digital)
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (senior digital compositor)
 2008 Eel Girl (Short) (senior compositor)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (senior compositor: Weta Digital)
 2008 Jumper (digital compositor)
 2007 The Water Horse (senior compositor: Weta Digital)
 2006 Eragon (visual effects: Weta Digital)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (digital compositor: Weta Digital)
 2005 King Kong (compositing sequence lead)
 2004 I, Robot (compositor: Weta Digital)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (compositor: Weta Digital)
 2003/I The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Video Game) (digital compositor)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (compositor: Weta Digital)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (digital artist - uncredited)
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Norman 'Mr. Methocyl' Cates

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