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Alex Falkner


Location

10 Dickson Crescent St Johns Hill Whanganui 4500

Company Description

My name is Alex Falkner, and for the past 14 years, i have been heavily involved in the film industry over here, primarily at Weta Workshop, and more recently, down at Stone St Studios.

I started off at Weta as a model maker, then quickly realised that a variety of skills can equate to job retention, so went about learning as much as i could, in as many departments as i could.

I bounced from department to department throughout Weta, right from the Welding bay through to design. I worked on pretty much every project that went through the place, from Kong in 2003, Avatar, till Power Rangers/GITS in 2016, when we shifted towns for a change of lifestyle.

I was running the Props and Models department, and had done for several years, and decided it was time for a change- the single HARDEST decision i have ever had to make. So we picked up everything,moved to Whanganui, and i got a "grown up's" job.

But the Whanganui lifestyle change lasted all of three months! The 'grow up' job was soul destroying, but thankfully I was thenpicked up as a model maker for Mortal Engines, and was down there in Wellington since October 2016, till july 17.

I have been keeping myself busy, and try and keep the wolves from the door however I can-set decoration, construction, whatever it takes.

While i cant say i have a 'unique' set of skills, i like to think i have quite a lot of them, and have a lot to offer any project someone is brave enough to let me onto.

While running the Props department, i supervised the construction-and destruction- of the 1/4 scale Toretto House, and have art directed all sorts of projects that went through Weta. I was a production designer on a large budget series of short films, which sadly never saw the light of day. I managed to get all the Hobbit weapons out the door during that project too.

Product List

Complete mechanics toolkit- sockets,spanners,screwdrivers,etc
Complete wood/metal working kit- hammers, files chisels,saws etc
Complete portable powertool kit-drill, driver, saws,grinders etc
Complete corded power tool kit- drill, saws, grinders etc.
Complete cutting/drilling set- drill bits, hole saws, auger bits, countersinks etc
Complete fine tool kit
Complete poly/sculpting tool kit
All Personal safety equipment-half/full masks, earmuffs, goggles, welding mask etc.
Painting kit- airbrush, spray gun etc

Table saw
Drop saw
Band saw
Scroll saw
Bench sander

18v Framing Nailer
18v Finishing Nailer

A4 Laser cutter on site if required.
200amp single phase MIG welder, Gas, wire etc.

Affiliations

Weta Workshop Ltd
Pukeko pictures
Stone St Studios
Wingnut Films
Propeller Studios
Spookers Ltd

Credits

Art dept Modelmaker - 2016-17 - FF - Mortal Engines - Christian Rivers