Posted Monday 17 May 2021
Having animals on set brings a whole new dimension to filming. While an animal trainer can take care of their performance, what regulations must you follow to ensure a safe and happy production?
Animal trainer Caroline Girdlestone is one of the best in the business. She’s trained animals for blockbusters such as Babe, The Hobbit trilogy, Pete's Dragon, and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.
In this workshop Caroline will explain how she interprets a script and choreographs achievable animal performances, and how she relates the performance to the camera. She’ll talk about some of the challenges - fun and otherwise - that she’s faced on set and how she’s overcome them.
At some point in your career it's likely you’ll have to work with an animal, so make the most of this opportunity to hear from an expert!
WIFT Members free; non-members $15 – drinks and nibbles included.
RSVP essential - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Location: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6.30pm sharp start