Chronicles: Creatures & Characters (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey): Creatures And Make-up

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

byDaniel Falconer

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The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, and more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson's film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film's huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film.In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coach and many other crew, the stories of the production unfold, processes are described and insights into characters shared.As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out Character Size Chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the film, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants!Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer, and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face to face with the Dwarf heroes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the dark denizens of Middle-earth, such as Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and Wargs, and of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

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The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, and more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Creatures a...

Daniel Falconer has been a designer at Weta Workshop for more than fifteen years, producing conceptual art as part of the design team on many of the company's high profile projects including The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar and The Hobbit. Daniel lives and works in Wellington with his wife Catherine an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007487266

ISBN - 13:9780007487264

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Creatures and Amazing Make-up If you love the creatures and make-up from The Hobbit...you will LOVE this book.  It is definitely worth adding to your collection if you are a fan.  The book is full of photos and stories about what the final "look" of each creature and make-up they chose for the movie was.  I also use it as a reference for costume making.
Date published: 2013-11-04