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If You...could have been on the production?
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Jan 31 2013, 3:18am

Post #1 of 54 (882 views)
If You...could have been on the production? Can't Post

Bomby....asks what would you have loved to have done?
.... a location scout
like Ian Brodie.

Or maybe a helicopter pilot?

Get your "wishful thinking " Caps on...

Grey Havens

Jan 31 2013, 3:19am

Post #2 of 54 (532 views)
Gotta be the first to say it.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin's hair stylist. Sly


Jan 31 2013, 3:22am

Post #3 of 54 (494 views)
Director [In reply to] Can't Post

haha jks. I would have loved to have worked in the art direction / production design. Or in Weta workshop! That place is like Disney Land! Smile


Jan 31 2013, 3:22am

Post #4 of 54 (508 views)
The clear choice to me... [In reply to] Can't Post

would be the beard mo-cap guys from the vlogs. What a crew!!

Tol Eressea

Jan 31 2013, 3:26am

Post #5 of 54 (475 views)
I would have enjoyed working at Weta Digital or Park Road Post. [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the world of Post-Production/VFX.


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"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Jan 31 2013, 3:56am

Post #6 of 54 (476 views)
No, Thorin's wardrobe assistant. [In reply to] Can't Post

He needs help getting in and out of that costume.

Sorry-- this reply can only get weird. Somehow we end up here on every thread.

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Thorin's hair stylist. Sly


Jan 31 2013, 4:20am

Post #7 of 54 (462 views)
Definately [In reply to] Can't Post

Concept Art Department. To have a chance to work with Allan Lee and John Howe would have been incredible

Old Toby
Grey Havens

Jan 31 2013, 4:45am

Post #8 of 54 (446 views)
Man, you two are fast! [In reply to] Can't Post

In Reply To
He needs help getting in and out of that costume.

Sorry-- this reply can only get weird. Somehow we end up here on every thread.

In Reply To
Thorin's hair stylist. Sly

My first choice would have been the hair stylist for sure! Second the wardrobe person. Okay. So I'll have to settle for Thorin's make-up artist. You know, help RA straighten his nose and add more eyebrows.

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)

Grey Havens

Jan 31 2013, 5:29am

Post #9 of 54 (421 views)
Something to do with scripts, or music [In reply to] Can't Post

Some part of conceptualizing the story - preproduction - would be cool.

Singing on the soundtrack would be pretty darn awesome, too.

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Jan 31 2013, 5:37am

Post #10 of 54 (424 views)
I would be Pj's assistant... [In reply to] Can't Post

And I would follow him around all day dressed like George Lucas. Just as a constant reminder of a very similar "prequel" ordeal.

JK, but seriously...

Gaffer, location scout, or (sorry Andy!) second unit director. In all honestly, I wish I had the opportunity to direct a version of The Hobbit. PJ, did a fine job, but I'm sure it's very gratifying watching your vision unfold on screen.

"You're love of the halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind"


Jan 31 2013, 6:47am

Post #11 of 54 (411 views)
Costumes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love to make those costumes! Heart


Jan 31 2013, 8:07am

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Knits [In reply to] Can't Post

Create all the beautiful hats and scarves and gloves with free choice of material, and then actually get paid for it. Heart
Or set medic

Grey Havens

Jan 31 2013, 8:10am

Post #13 of 54 (401 views)
Pony wrangler. [In reply to] Can't Post

Ha! You thought I'd say something about Thorin's hair. Nope, I've always wanted to wrangle animals for movies, and have even trained one of my dogs up to where she would have been movie-dog material. Starting on my new pony now, just for fun.

And as much as it would have been fun to be involved with Thorin's hair, I think starting with RA and having to turn him into Thorin every day would have ruined the magic for me.

On the other hand, if RA needed a few lessons in horseback riding, I'd have been more than happy to oblige...

The Shire

Jan 31 2013, 8:23am

Post #14 of 54 (399 views)
A little too "behind-the-scenes" maybe, but System Administrator [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm with Owain about working at Weta Digital. I'd love to have been System Administrator for the Network they must have there.

(This post was edited by DavidDragonSlayer on Jan 31 2013, 8:23am)


Jan 31 2013, 9:24am

Post #15 of 54 (373 views)
Locations scout for me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Either that or something practical in the costumes department - maybe the knitting like Rolfina said Smile

Then once that was done I'd move on to being Fili's wardrobe assistant. Evil

"...under all there was a great joy: a fountain of mirth enough to set a kingdom laughing, were it to gush forth."


Jan 31 2013, 9:44am

Post #16 of 54 (374 views)
Sharpening pencils for John Howe and Alan Lee, please [In reply to] Can't Post

...of failing that, anything, anything at all in the art department.

Tol Eressea

Jan 31 2013, 10:39am

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Set decoration [In reply to] Can't Post

Working to Alan Lee and John Howe's designs and sourcing everything to make the sets live - as Ra Vincent and his crew did. You can't imagine the detail, the seemingly inconsequential items that make it feel like a place that real people could inhabit. Oh, the shopping and rummaging to make it all happen!
And guess what! They really did have cinnamon in Middle-earth!Wink


Jan 31 2013, 11:04am

Post #18 of 54 (362 views)
If i could pick anything? [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably want to be the director so i could get my vision of M-e to the screen. Or a conceptual artist for the same reason.

Perhaps a screenwriter so i can roll my eyes at Phillipa, lol.

Director i think, might as well dream big right?

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Jan 31 2013, 11:39am

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That was one of their best jokes, wasn't it! [In reply to] Can't Post

That "beard mo-cap", and the crew being woken after sleeping on the floor...but the best joke of all was Lee and Howe's "drawing in 3D". One of them said later it was the first and only time they'd tried doing that.

(And it was so convincing that it made it into the recent Popular Science article...I wonder if anyone's told the editor yet...)

It would be fun to be one of those making the video logs! Laugh


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Jan 31 2013, 11:45am

Post #20 of 54 (341 views)
what an interesting question [In reply to] Can't Post

Combat training.
That's a good day.

...she took the point at once, but she also took the spoons.

(This post was edited by Brethil on Jan 31 2013, 11:46am)


Jan 31 2013, 11:48am

Post #21 of 54 (353 views)
A Scale Double [In reply to] Can't Post

It is something I am qualified for being five foot nothing in real life.

Movie Thorin is actually two inches taller than real life meLaugh


Jan 31 2013, 12:59pm

Post #22 of 54 (323 views)
I'm with you [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes it has to pay off somehow.

...she took the point at once, but she also took the spoons.

Grey Havens

Jan 31 2013, 1:39pm

Post #23 of 54 (324 views)
Seriously [In reply to] Can't Post

If I were Thorin's hair stylist in reality, it would ruin the magic not just for me, but for everyone, LOL. I have zero skills in that area, it would probably wind up looking like a mop!

Actually, the only skill I possess to some degree that I can use in a creative way that is remotely relevant to making a movie would be writing. I would love to have helped write the script! (Not as though they needed help in that area, however. Nor hairstyling for that matter, whoever designed that hair and styled it was fabulous at it... Laugh )


Jan 31 2013, 1:43pm

Post #24 of 54 (317 views)
Was the hair different in LOTR? [In reply to] Can't Post

By that i mean did they use human hair for both lotr and auj or in lotr was it some animal hair etc?

Just seems strange how the hair has so much love this time round, especially as Thorin's looks like he is from some glam rock 80's band - hope i dont get wagging fingers from the women on here, haha.

Alassëa Eruvande

Jan 31 2013, 2:11pm

Post #25 of 54 (321 views)
Then I get to be RA's personal assistant. [In reply to] Can't Post


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