Middle Earth Transformation Q&A with Weta Workshop’s Warren Dion-Smith

Middle Earth Transformation Q&A with Weta Workshop’s Warren Dion-Smith

Mar 04, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: TCC L3 – Room 3

What maketh a monster? Witness the magic of filmmaking in an exclusive live transformation and Q&A with Weta Workshop hair and makeup technician, Warren Dion-Smith. In this live demonstration, Warren will reveal his tricks of the trade, answer your burning questions about life at Weta Workshop, and share his experiences working on The Hobbit, The Amazing Spider-man 2, Man of Steel, and more. If you’ve ever wondered how a scrap of silicone, a lick of paint and some liquid latex can morph a mere mortal into a character straight out of Middle Earth, this is your chance to see it in action.


Weta Workshop’s Warren Dion Smith is an award-winning hair and makeup technician whose work can be seen in some of the world’s biggest blockbuster films. Receiving three regional Hairdresser of the Year awards for his editorial work, Warren’s film credits include King Kong, The Hobbit motion picture trilogy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Elysium, Warcraft, Superman Returns, and more. Warren’s work can be seen in person, too: he’s a regular fixture of the Weta Workshop booth at shows and conventions. Stop by and you’ll find Warren spilling on-set secrets, sharing his craft in entertaining demonstrations, and applying prosthetic ears to the aspiring hobbits and elves of the world.


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