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Week at Weta Workshop! – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/23/18

During our visit to Weta Workshop, we’re joined by the company’s CEO and Creative Director, Richard Taylor, to talk about how Weta has grown and evolved over the years, the ambitious projects they’ve taken on, and what continues to inspires him.

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10 thoughts on “Week at Weta Workshop! – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/23/18

  1. OMG! I am freaking out again! My two favourite “worlds” colliding again!

    This is the time of the year when I re-watch every single appendix and commentary of all six films (LOTR and Hobbit) as Richard says I literally feed off this mood, it fuels my own creativity and has done so for over a decade!

    Ah to work for an employer who understands all of this! The using people’s skills and developing them. Sigh.

  2. I do not get moved very much and this is the first time I have commented here, but I must admit, hearing Richard Taylor speak about his philosophy of how to develop his company, his staff, and the world overall really moved me. As I was listening, I actually started to tear up because the company I work for is almost exactly the opposite of WETA. Thank you for setting up this podcast with Richard. It allowed me to find the energy to come back from my lunch break and face my workplace for another day.

  3. What a gracious host. I don’t know if he used the words, but it sounds like he takes a values based approach to his business, valuing his people and their development over the bottom line as his first priority.

  4. I like that Richard has such a progressive attitude towards training people. Some business people question the logic of it. “What happens when you train people, and then they leave?” The best reply I’ve ever heard to this question is, “What happens if you don’t train people, and they stay?”

  5. I have the pleasure of owning one miniature model of Minas Tirith from LOTR, that Weta made for the Limited Edition DVD of Return of the King, and the amount of detail on that miniature is simply astounding. So I can understand why Taylor has a soft spot for miniatures.

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