News Blog

  • Creative Gold Award Finalists, 2017
    We are excited to announce our selection as Creative Gold Finalists at the Wellington Gold Awards! Human Dynamo will attend the award ceremony on 6th July, 2017. Find out more by following the link below,
    Posted: Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Fast Human Dynamos
    We are thrilled to be identified as FAST, because we've been working at it a long time... Human Dynamo Workshop was awarded - Fastest growing mature business in the Wellington and Lower North Island, by Deloitte 2016 Fast 50. NB Caption error. Right of Rob Uivel stands our young gun industrial designer, Cameron Holder not Max Uivel.
    Posted: Tuesday 4 October 2016
  • Flights of Fancy
    Two aeroplane interiors for Air New Zealand 75 years exhibition at Te Papa. Human Dynamo Workshop co-operated in the production of this much enjoyed exhibition, by fabricating two plane interiors. First we recreated the past with a Solent Flying boat form the 1940's section. Then back to the future with a futuristic cabin and seating. Both feature in this TVONE link.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 May 2015
  • Winner of a Resene Total Colour Award 2014
    Thrilled that Sue Dorrington - Art Director at Human Dynamo Workshop - Has be honoured with a Resene Total Colour Award. This is for her colour scheme work for the Moore Wilson's Sushi House. In the category of Commercial Interior Public and Retail. Here is what the judges had to say:
    Posted: Tuesday 9 September 2014
  • Motion Capture Helmets for
    Weta Digital commissioned Human Dynamo Workshop to manufacture the custom fitted helmets worn by the actors to create scenes for “ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. The special effects movie will be in theatre's 11 July 2014.
    Posted: Friday 30 May 2014
  • Sharks in Moana - Our Ocean
    The major project of supplying Auckland Museum with five life-size replica marine models adds to our large portfolio of Marine specimen model making. Four sharks, The Great White, Mako, Thresher and Bronze Whaler and a very interesting Angler Fish.
    Posted: Thursday 4 July 2013
  • John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012
    Human Dynamo Workshop are proud to have crafted and wrangled the snow people stars for this commercial. We developed the snow effect on the 1.4m snowmen. And worked though the range of emotions and expressions of the model facial features. It was a pleasure and an honour to work the Director Dougal Wilson.
    Posted: Monday 12 November 2012
  • Moore Wilson's Chook Wagon
    The latest large scale fabrication to come out of the Human Dynamo Workshop is a scaled up, replica of the iconic 1947 Citroen H series truck. This Moore Wilson ‘chook wagon’ was constructed in our workshop in Miramar and has taken pride of place in their upper College St carpark. The fabrication is a great success, fooling many people who ask where it will be driven around to.
    Posted: Monday 20 August 2012
  • Fleshing out a model of whale-like proportions
    It is not every day you get to build the heart of a blue whale, but creative workshop Human Dynamo is on to its third. The model-making company, based in the Wellington suburb of Miramar, is now adding the final touches to a full-scale blue whale's heart it has been building for Naturkunde Museum in Munster, Germany.
    Posted: Thursday 12 April 2012
  • Sue's October Challenge
    My October Challenge for myself - Sue Dorrington Art Director at Human Dynamo Workshop: Everyday upload a drawing that I did that day. Basically a drawing blog. Can I do it?
    Posted: Saturday 1 October 2011
  • UNSCRIPTED EXHIBITION
    Open to artists working within the film industry, 'Unscripted' gives individuals an opportunity to showcase their personnel work. Human Dynamo Workshop's art director, Sue Dorrington is one of the exhibiting artist. St James Theatre 3 - 9 September
    Posted: Tuesday 30 August 2011
  • Reported Emma Beer talks to Rob Uivel and Sue Dorrington about the model making work they do in Miramar. Follow the link:
    Posted: Thursday 30 June 2011