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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a giant four-page fold-out of Bilbo's contract.

Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

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Weta Digital is a world-leading visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. The company began work in 1993 on co-founder Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures. Weta Digital established itself as an elite creator of cutting-edge visual effects, working digital magic on blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong.

Led by Senior Supervisor Joe Letteri, Weta Digital’s work on James Cameron’s Avatar involved using a new camera system and developing new technologies and workflows to maximize the benefits of shooting on a virtual stage. Winner of five Oscars for best visual effects, as well as five BAFTAs in the same category, Weta Digital enjoys a reputation for creativity and innovation that keeps it in high demand with the world’s leading film studios.

Weta Workshop, the recipient of many Academy Awards, is a conceptual design and manufacturing facility based in Wellington, New Zealand, where it serves the world’s entertainment and wider creative industries.

Weta Workshop is also a multidisciplinary facility, with crew members expert in a diverse range of disciplines all housed under one roof.

The team at Weta enjoys engaging in projects holistically, from preliminary technical analysis and conceptual design through to finished results across all departments and the final delivery of product and crew to set, anywhere in the world. Drawing on more than 20 years of filmmaking experience, five-time winner of the Oscar for Design and Special Effects and company supervisor Richard Taylor is intimately involved in all stages of each project.

Best known for the company’s design and effects work on award-winning film projects such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar and District 9, Weta Workshop is not limited to film and television but offers its services to creative industries worldwide.

Film fanatic Chris Guise was working as a cartoon portrait artist in Wellington shopping malls when he got a job with special effects company Weta Workshop. For the next five years he worked on The Lord of the Rings trilogy in various areas, including the armor/weapons department, where he helped construct hundreds of suits of armor required for the films. He went on to sculpt several pieces for the Weta merchandising line, including a Muppets ‘Rowlf the Dog’ bust, which won the World’s Best Statue/Bust Global Award at Toy Fair 2003 in New York City.

Chris has also been involved in the Weta Workshop design studio on a wide variety of other projects, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the television show The WotWots. In 2006, Chris was hired as Weta Workshop’s Lead Conceptual Designer for the film The Adventures of Tintin.

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FAUNA, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by FAUNA)
A simply incredible variety of concept artworks from the masters at Weta Design. I bow yet again to the mind-numbing fantasy sketches of Alan Lee. The quality / materials used to craft this book are also top notch...
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FAUNA, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by FAUNA)
A simply incredible variety of concept artworks from the masters at Weta Design. I bow yet again to the mind-numbing fantasy sketches of Alan Lee. The quality / materials used to craft this book are also top notch...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062200907
Author:
Falconer, Daniel
Publisher:
Harper Design
Author:
Weta Workshop
Author:
Weta
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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