Tehanu ran across this and thought it would be interesting. On November 18 – 20th in Wellington, two SFX guys doing work on LOTR will speak at SPADA TV and Film Arts conference.
Mark Stetson, SFX guy who did 5th Element and Ghostbusters
Alex Funke, who is a miniatures DP (Director of Photography?)
If ANYONE is going to this conference (which apparently costs 625$ to attend) please contact me! You’ll be my new best friend!