In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
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There's one area of directing that I'd love to improve upon. I tend to get involved in big movies that take two or three years of your life and I see what Clint Eastwood
does and what Ridley Scott
does, and they're able to do those films and also mix it up with these in-n-out, seven- or eight-month films. I think that's a real skill and talent. I'd love to learn how to do that. So not everything ...
Made the latex models for Bad Taste
(1987) in his mom's kitchen oven, often forcing the family to have sausages for dinner because they couldn't use the oven.
Well known on-set for insisting on lots of coverage (filming the scene from many different angles), his attention to detail, and being a bit of a perfectionist, especially on the "Lord of the Rings" films, where he would spend days shooting a single scene.