The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers

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Harper Design #ad - Chapters will be broken down by type and character: Dwarves, Rivendell Elves, Hobbits, Wizards, Mirkwood Elves and more. The book will lean heavily on beautiful studio and on-set photography of the finished pieces as well as film stills that provide context. Concept art, detail shots and imagery of materials samples and mock-ups will also be used to weave stories around the finished items.

Behind the scenes processes will be showcased with supporting photographs of elements being created. First-hand accounts from the actors, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, artists, digital effects specialists, while also sharing insights into the characters.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers #ad - The book will have a bonus feature, unique to this book. Compiled by weta workshop designer daniel falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all of the creatures and characters that populate the first two films in the Peter Jackson trilogy. Harper Design.

. The ultimate insider look at the filmmaking process of the hobbit: an unexpected journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, by one of the world’s most notable directors, and The Lord of the Rings, a continuation of the two of the world’s biggest motion-picture franchises, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson.

Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, this comprehensive book explores the costumes and props, and film stills, including armour, digital renders, weapons and jewelry, made for the first two films.

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The Hobbit: The Art of War: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles

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Harper Design #ad - The hobbit: the art of war is packed with lavish galleries showcasing the costumes, weapons, and props integral to the battles, armor, as well as the stories behind their creation. With never-before-heard behind-the-scenes, and in-the-studio stories, and exclusive detailed content, on-the-set, 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.

. Jackson offers in-depth discussions of the strategies of each army, the tactics they employed, and the significance of each collision between rival cultures. Presented by academy award-winning director sir peter Jackson, designed, the ultimate insider’s look at the conflicts and battles waged in The Hobbit movie trilogy: how they were devised, composed, 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.

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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. 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 cast members from the three films also share personal stories of how their characters’ tales are resolved.

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

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Harper Design #ad - 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, and insights, details, 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.

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, including hundreds of images of concept artwork, development paintings, photographs, the award-winning team at WETA brings together more than 240 pages of spectacular four-color visuals, and more created by the artists and designers working behind the scenes.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II - Creatures and Characters

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Harper Design #ad - Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lm's huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, digital renders, and fi lm stills, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm.

First-hand accounts from the actors, digital effects specialists, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, dialect coaches, makeup artists, while also sharing insights into the characters. 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.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design

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Harper Design #ad - 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. 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.

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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. The book is packed with more than 1, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, 000 images of concept artwork, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design

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Harper Design #ad - 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 JRR Tolkien. This lavish volume follows bilbo, through hitherto unseen regions of Middle-earth, and Thorin's Company of Dwarves eastward, Gandalf, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor from the Dragon Smaug.

. 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. Exploring the design and development of the environments, and artifacts encountered by the characters, it is filled with more than one thousand stunning images of conceptual art, cultures, supplementary photographs, creatures, and detailed commentary provided by the film's cast and crew.

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Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Harper Design #ad - 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. Come face to face with smaug the magnificent, the most realistic, breathtaking and destructive dragon ever to appear on screen, in this gallery of exclusive images that tell the story of how he was created.

Smaug is possibly the most memorable character in jrr tolkien’s the Hobbit: a huge, talking dragon! But while he makes quite an impact in the book, fire-breathing, malevolent, in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation he is definitely the most spectacular creature ever to appear on screen. So how did the filmmakers manage to take the dragon that has lived in millions of readers’ imaginations and turn him into a totally unique and unforgettable living, breathing character?The answer can be found in Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon.

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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

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Harper Design. Houghton Mifflin. The book is packed with more than 1, 000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings. Harper Design. Alan lee, the oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, discusses his approach to depicting Tolkien’s imaginary world. The book presents more than 150 of lee’s celebrated illustrations to show how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The book is packed with more than 1, 000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings. Harper Design. All hope rests upon uniting the free peoples of Middle-earth in the fight against evil, and Bilbo Baggins holds a powerful key to striking up a bargain. Introduced by sir ian mckellen the destruction of Lake-town leaves its inhabitants wandering through the ruins of dale, looking to Bard to lead them in rebuilding their lives.

Under the command of sauron, azog the Defiler prepares to unleash a terrible army, the likes of which the Third Age has never seen. 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.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Harper Design. The second epic installment of peter jackson’s trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold. 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.

After setting out from the safety of bag end, fighting through fire, Wargs, Bilbo Baggins has journeyed through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, Goblins and even escaping the creature known simply as Gollum. Introduced by richard armitage, who plays thorin oakenshield, and with over 100 rich illustrations, the Visual Companion is the perfect guide to the Company’s passage to Erebor and the Dragon that awaits them .

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Middle-earth Landscapes: Locations in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Film Trilogies

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Harper Design. From the majestic peaks of the southern alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale. Photographer ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling the lord of the rings location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft.

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In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth.

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