Wednesday
26
May
2021
Animals on set - what you need to know!

Animals on set - what you need to know!

Posted Wednesday 26 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 BabeThe 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 - office@wiftnz.org.nz

Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Location: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6.30pm sharp start

Wednesday
26
May
2021

Upcoming events...

Wednesday 09 Feb 2022

NEW DATE! Demystifying LX for production

This event is back on after being postponed from October.

Are you in production and wanting to learn how lighting works? Do you want to understand what your gaffer, best wahine, LX assist and DOP are talking about? Do you want a better understanding of the LX whys and wheres and the production considerations for these?

No matter the size of your production, this is the workshop for you!

Come along to this event where you can ask WIFT NZ ally Zac Beckett-Knight (a grip and gaffer with Late Knight Productions) all your questions. 

Zac has been a technician in the Canterbury film industry for nearly a decade. Known as a 'Zac of all trades' and a total production solution, he’s worked in nearly every department. Recently he has specialised in LX and grip services in the region, working on commercials, corporate, drama and music videos that visit the region.

RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz, and please state your industry role. 

WIFTNZ members free, non-members $15 cash - includes a drink and nibbles.

When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Where: Belmont Studio, 31 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central City

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.