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September 5, 2005

Weta, Day 1

So today was my first day at Weta Digital, and it was great to take a tour through the places that cranked out the magic and lore of the Lord of the Rings… Orientation sums up my first day though, meet and greet, paperwork, set up a NZ bank account, driving lesson, tour of the facility, and things of this nature.

I had lunch at one of the new facilities for Editing and Sound at Weta, equipped with a nice fancy cafeteria. I sat down with a few x-Tippett folk (jeffj, jbolan, ericj, and others), and later on in the afternoon after my driving lesson stopped by and chatted with some good old Troopers 2 soldiers Mike Leonard and Jeremy Bolan! I embarked with them a few years ago working on Troopers 2, they were the first 2 Troopers2 crew I met, so it was great to have a small mini reunion of sorts.

So it was a pretty relaxed day… for now. They are working on creating a place for me to sit, it’s getting pretty crowded around Weta these days, there is ship loads of work left, it’s going to be crazy, but I love crazy and can’t wait to get to compin’ my first shot!


Posted by dschnee at September 5, 2005 11:44 AM