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10 Dickson Crescent St Johns Hill Whanganui 4500
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.
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
18v Framing Nailer
18v Finishing Nailer
A4 Laser cutter on site if required.
200amp single phase MIG welder, Gas, wire etc.
Weta Workshop Ltd
Stone St Studios