Some people watch the end credits of a film hoping to find an Easter egg or final “secret” comedy clip. But for those truly dedicated to the art and craft of visual effects, animation, and motion graphics, staying until the end has a different purpose. They stay to pay homage to the hundreds
of behind-the-scenes artists whose creative work brings movies to life.
The team behind "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" includes Dave Preciado and Chris van Dyck, both graduates of The Art Institutes
system of schools. Both have worked on multiple movies in The Hobbit franchise,
and relocated to New Zealand for the opportunity to create for famed Weta Digital.