Yesterday, I went to the latest talk at Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand/) by Weta personnel. I learnt a great deal about digital work. Again, I was surprised how often digital doubles are used in The Hobbit movies, especially for close-ish shots.
Luke, who appeared in lots of the movies in all different guises was made-up and dressed as an Orc whilst a video presentation on make-up was shown, and a talk given. The audence had been told last week not to take photos, so this week I left my camera and my phone at home. Naturally, this time we were told we could take photos! I did think of photo-bombing all the photos being taken and then asking for copies to be sent me but I thought this would be taking my sitcom queen reputation a little too far.
Today (Sunday, NZ time) my swimming friend J and I trotted down to Hataitai Beach and had a positively wonderful swim. The water was calm and clear, the sky was blue, the weather warm, and we got carried away discussing world affairs.
I explained that years and years ago, I went to a hand-writing expert.
I said to J: "The woman asked me 'How do you doodle-?"
J broke in on my tale, sporting a big grin. "I'm fine, thank you. How do you do-odle?"
Don't give up your day job, J..... Oh, wait, you're retired. Maybe they will accept you for a stint at the Comedy Club after all.
Here's a pic of Hataitai Beach taken today.