The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures & Characters

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures & Characters
  • Author : Weta
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2013-04-09
  • ISBN : 0062265687

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures & Characters Book Review:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, villains, beasts, and beings that populate Middleearth in the fi rst chapter of Peter Jackson's fi lm adaptations of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and fi lm stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lm's huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm. First-hand accounts from the actors, makeup artists, digital effects specialists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. A bonus feature, unique to this book, is the special fold-out character size chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the fi lm, 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 all the creatures and characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from the Dwarf heroes to the dark denizens of Middle-earth–the Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, and Wargs–and, of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

The Hobbit: The Art of War

The Hobbit: The Art of War
  • Author : Weta
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-11-03
  • ISBN : 0062265725

The Hobbit: The Art of War Book Review:

Presented by Academy Award-winning director Sir Peter Jackson, the ultimate insider’s look at the conflicts and battles waged in The Hobbit movie trilogy: how they were devised, composed, designed, staged and more. Smaug’s fiery attack on Lake-town, the White Council’s raid of Dol Guldur, the ferocious Battle of the Five Armies itself—all of the conflicts waged in The Hobbit motion picture trilogy are examined in exquisite detail from the first skirmish to the ultimate conflagration in the trilogy’s dramatic conclusion. The Hobbit: The Art of War brings together all of the special effects imagery in the Weta archives and unprecedented access to Sir Peter Jackson—the genius behind some of the world’s biggest motion-picture franchises, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit—who shares his expertise and encyclopedic knowledge with fans as never before. The Hobbit: The Art of War takes fans inside this creative visionary’s mind and gives them an understanding of how he plotted each and every movement captured on film. Jackson offers in-depth discussions of the strategies of each army, the tactics they employed, and the significance of each collision between rival cultures. The cast members from the three films also share personal stories of how their characters’ tales are resolved. Meet the armies of digitally generated creatures these heroes must overcome, delve into the world of Weta Digital and the Motion Capture Studio. Discover how the largely digital battles were achieved, from the design and creation of the battles’ creatures and the fight choreography, to the extended environments and visual effects necessary to make Tolkien’s world vividly real. The Hobbit: The Art of War is packed with lavish galleries showcasing the costumes, armor, weapons, and props integral to the battles, as well as the stories behind their creation. With never-before-heard behind-the-scenes, on-the-set, and in-the-studio stories, and exclusive detailed content, The Hobbit: The Art of War is the ultimate Hobbit fan’s encyclopedia and a must have for all aficionados of the craft of filmmaking.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
  • Author : Daniel Falconer,Weta Workshop,Alan Lee,Ra Vincent
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 215
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 0007487274

The Hobbit Book Review:

The ultimate celebration of the second Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams with more than 1,000 exclusive images and photos, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles - Art & Design explores and celebrates the creative vision of the second film in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin's Company of Dwarves eastward, through hitherto unseen regions of Middle-earth, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor from the Dragon Smaug. Exploring the design and development of the environments, cultures, creatures and artefacts encountered by the characters, it is filled with more than 1,000 stunning images of conceptual art, supplementary photographs and detailed commentary provided by the film's cast and crew. As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out replica of the portrait of the Master of Lake-town, played by Stephen Fry, exactly as it appears in the film. Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the third book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series and it has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production's creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design
  • Author : Weta
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2014-12-17
  • ISBN : 0062265717

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design Book Review:

A stunning look at the creative process behind The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—the third and final installment of one of the world's biggest motion picture franchises from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson. Working closely with the film's production staff, the award-winning team at WETA brings together more than 240 pages of spectacular four-color visuals, including hundreds of images of concept artwork, photographs, development paintings, and more created by the artists and designers working behind the scenes. Movie photography and finished imagery accompany the sketches and drawings, showing how the artists' vision was realized from design to final product. Chock full of insider stories, details, and insights, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design also includes a special bonus feature—a three-page fold-out sure to delight fans and become a treasured collectible.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
  • Author : Natasha Hughes
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Pages : 43
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 0544422880

The Hobbit Book Review:

Bilbo Baggins and the Company are on the final leg of their quest to recapture the lost Kingdom of Erebor, and defeat the evil Dragon, Smaug. Join them on their journey with this storybook, packed with stunning images from Peter Jackson's thrilling movie. Essential reading for any hobbit fan!

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
  • Author : Paddy Kempshall
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 44
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780547898728

The Hobbit Book Review:

Bilbo Baggins and his company of dwarves battle against evil orcs and wargs in order to recapture the lost Kingdom of Erebor.

The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug
  • Author : Jude Fisher
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 75
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780547898742

The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug Book Review:

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Chronicles

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Chronicles
  • Author : Daniel Falconer,Weta
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-11-01
  • ISBN : 000754653X

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Chronicles Book Review:

The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the final Hobbit movie reveals in stunning detail the full creative vision of Peter Jackson and the filmmakers, together with extensive commentary from the director, cast, crew, and almost 2,000 exclusive photos, illustrations and visual effects imagery. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles The Art of War goes behind the lines to explore how thousands of artisans brought the defining film of Peter Jackson s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien s The Hobbit to the screen. More than 1,000 intricate illustrations, stunning photographs and never-before-seen imagery illuminate fascinating insights shared by cast and crew, including exclusive content from the extended edition of the final film. Also included is an exclusive fold-out battle map illustrated by Weta Workshop Designer, Nick Keller From the sorcerous ruins of Dol Guldur and the fiery conflagration of Lake-town, follow the filmmakers on to the blood-soaked battlefields of the Lonely Mountain, and climb the steps of Ravenhill to witness the final, tragic duel of Thorin Oakenshield and Azog, the Pale Orc. Discover the challenges and reactions of the stars of The Battle of the Five Armies as they recount their experiences and excitement. Join the choreographers of the film s action to examine the battle strategies and formations of each of the five armies, and learn how a dozen stunt performers became thousands of digital troops. Pore over archive-quality photography of staggeringly detailed weapons and armour and browse galleries of fearsome war beasts and monsters. As the story of The Hobbit reaches its shattering climax amidst an epic landscape of war and tragedy, join Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer behind the scenes one last time as this sumptuous final book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series celebrates the epic conclusion of The Hobbit film trilogy."

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0606262407

The Hobbit Book Review:

The fantasy adventures of a hobbit serve as the prequel to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

The Ring of Words

The Ring of Words
  • Author : Peter Gilliver,Jeremy Marshall,Edmund Weiner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780199568369

The Ring of Words Book Review:

Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."

The First Chronicles Of Druss The Legend

The First Chronicles Of Druss The Legend
  • Author : David Gemmell
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2011-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781405512039

The First Chronicles Of Druss The Legend Book Review:

Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes. But before all men knew Druss he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

Middle-earth from Script to Screen

Middle-earth from Script to Screen
  • Author : Daniel Falconer
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2017-11-21
  • ISBN : 0062486144

Middle-earth from Script to Screen Book Review:

For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined—an illustrious compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of the blockbuster film franchises, The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. The Making of Middle-Earth tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkien’s magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews and a foreword by director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel; How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces; How the multiple shooting units functioned; How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, The Making of Middle-Earth describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
  • Author : Paddy Kempshall,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Pages : 45
  • Relase : 2013-11-04
  • ISBN : 0007531117

The Hobbit Book Review:

Join Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves on their amazing journey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in this fully illustrated storybook of the second of Peter Jackson's stunning Hobbit movies.Packed with stills from the film, this is one book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!

Art of War

Art of War
  • Author : Stephen F. Kaufman
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2012-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781462906260

Art of War Book Review:

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still one of the world's most influential treatises on strategic thought. Applicable everywhere from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the playing field to the battlefield, its wisdom has never been more highly regarded. Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of strategic thinking features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator. This new edition includes an all-new introduction by the scholar of ancient Chinese literature, John Minford.

The Crafting of Narnia

The Crafting of Narnia
  • Author : Weta Workshop
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0007270585

The Crafting of Narnia Book Review:

This high-end collector's edition is filled with full-color photographs and artwork of the weapons, costumes, and sets that helped make the magical world of Narnia come alive in two stunning major motion pictures.

The Uriel Ventris Chronicles

The Uriel Ventris Chronicles
  • Author : Graham McNeill
  • Publisher : Games Workshop
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 1784968544

The Uriel Ventris Chronicles Book Review:

The return of one of Black Library's most popular omnibuses, back in print for the first time in ages. The Ultramarines are a byword for loyalty and courage, their martial prowess is legendary and is second only to the God-Emperor. Graham McNeill’s epic trilogy of Ultramarines novels is a masterpiece of non-stop action! Containing the novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar and Dead Sky, Black Sun, the series follows the adventures of Space Marine Captain Uriel Ventris and the Ultramarines as they battle against the enemies of mankind. From their home world of Macragge, into the dreaded Eye of Terror and beyond, Graham McNeill’s prose rattles like gunfire and brings the Space Marines to life like never before. This book contains the novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar and Dead Sky, Black Sun, all written by Graham McNeill.

The Providence of Fire

The Providence of Fire
  • Author : Brian Staveley
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2015-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781466828445

The Providence of Fire Book Review:

The Providence of Fire is the second novel in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy series The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over. Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy. Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, a renegade member of the empire's most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable. Between Valyn and Adare is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the Unhewn Throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with the help of two strange companions. The knowledge they possess of the secret history that shapes these events could save Annur or destroy it. Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne The Emperor's Blades The Providence of Fire The Last Mortal Bond Other books in the world of the Unhewn Throne Skullsworn (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Art of District 9

The Art of District 9
  • Author : Daniel Falconer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781869509026

The Art of District 9 Book Review:

Detailing two years of interaction between Weta Workshop's artists, the director Neil Blomkamp and multi Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, The art of District 9 gives an unrivalled glimpse into how it was all put together, shining a spotlight on the intricate creations and artistic processes.

The Swords of Calth

The Swords of Calth
  • Author : Graham McNeill
  • Publisher : Games Workshop
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 1789998085

The Swords of Calth Book Review:

Uriel Ventris is back! The game is set in the grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash on countless war-torn worlds and Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien. There is no mercy. There is no respite. Prepare yourself for battle.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 1977-10-12
  • ISBN : 0345272587

The Fellowship of the Ring Book Review:

Frodo Baggins, bearer of the Ring of Power that would enable the evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth, takes on the task of carrying the Ring to Mount Doom to oversee its destruction. A new cover features artwork from the upcoming film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, " starring Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and Liv Tyler, scheduled for release in December. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.