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Getting to know you Q&A question request thread for May

Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 5:05am

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Hi All

This month we'll be asking questions of Weta Workshop Website Marketing Manager and great friend of TORn Magnus Hjert

Magnus is the terrific guy who organised the surprise message from everyone at Weta Workshop for our 10th Anniversary.

*hugs, love & blessings*
Kel x Heart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



DanielLB
Immortal


May 9 2013, 9:41am

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Working for Weta, you must have been involved with some very surreal situations (perhaps meeting certain people, taken part in certain events and so on). What is your most memorable moment?

And do you ever get to raid the Weta warehouse? I'd love to get my hands on all the goodies they make.

Thanks Kel!

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 11:10am

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I've often thought of late that I should just sign over my bank account to Weta, they're getting enough of it Laugh I'd be hopeless (and permanently broke) if I worked there!


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I'd love to get my hands on all the goodies they make.


Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


May 9 2013, 7:23pm

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Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Brethil
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 7:26pm

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wonder what his favorite item has been so far?

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


elaen32
Gondor

May 9 2013, 8:35pm

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how long have you been working for Weta Workshop and how did you come to be involved with them?

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


entmaiden
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May 9 2013, 9:05pm

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if they've gotten the official results from the world record Sandcastle Build last November.

Some of us TORNfolk (Tehanu, Garfiemao, deej and me) were in attendance to help Weta and the Neonatal Trust break the Guinness Record for most sandcastles built in an hour. We know we built enough, but Guinness requires a lot of documentation and time to certify our results.

Magnus was there, and he might know if we've got the official world record! It was a really fun day, and a great way to kick off premiere week in Wellington.


Brethil
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 9:52pm

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What fun! Hoping it makes it in the Book! AngelicSmile

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


dernwyn
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May 10 2013, 1:25am

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...and if he's traveled outside of NZ, what are his favorite places? Smile


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Kaede
Rivendell


May 11 2013, 12:34pm

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If he were making a car commercial, what WW items would he include? (Nod to the Audi ad.)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 11 2013, 2:52pm

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Lessee... Magnus, Marketing Manager, extant of Weta Workshop Website (MMMeoWWW for short)...

Working for Weta sounds great, but being a marketing manager sounds like work... is the line between being on the job and dreaming sharp or fuzzy? Is there even a line?

When not on the job, what movies or television shows are you into right now, apart from The Hobbit?

Finally, "on the job" is a phrase I will forever associate with Austin Powers. Is that good marketing or evidence of a weak mind?


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on May 11 2013, 2:54pm)


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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May 11 2013, 8:56pm

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Questions time:

Magnus doesn't really sound very New Zealandic. So, have you been born there, or somewhere else? And if somewhere else, what brought you to NZ?

I have heard workers from Weta do get a chance to buy the things they make (the collectibles). Have you ever not bought an item and later regretted you didn't get it? If yes, what was it, and why do you regret not getting it?

And last, can you describe a day in the live of the website marketing manager of Weta? What do you do? Who do you encounter?

Thanks for doing the again Kel!!



grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 11 2013, 10:45pm

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I'd like to ask the questions I've asked all the others.... What was your favourite cartoon when you were growing up? AND I'd like to ask him if he was a dwarf of Thorin's Company, who would he be?

Thanks lots for this, Kel! I love these visits :)


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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