The Screen Tools course includes two field trips - to the Hobbiton movie set and Weta Workshop. Field trips costs (transport, accommodation and activities) are included in the programme fee.
Hobbiton Movie Set
Visit the set of 'the Shire' from The Hobbit film series and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Accompanied by course tutor John Callen, who plays the deaf dwarf Oin in The Hobbit, you will hear first-hand about life on set as you explore Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, the double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films.
Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Weta Workshop is an Academy Award® winning design and effects studio. Founded by two Kiwis in their back room in 1987, Weta Workshop has grown into a world-leading company producing sets, props, makeup and effects for productions including Mad Max, The Hobbit, Elysium, Man of Steel, District 9 and Avatar.
You’ll get an insight into how Weta Workshop creates weapons, armour, costumes and creatures for film. Learn from a Weta Workshop Prosthetics and Make-up Artist how to make your own set of prosethetic Hobbit ears, and get your hands dirty in the 'Art of Fake Blood Workshop'.