For those of you who are LOTR fans I thought I would share this little piece from my personal collection that is my latest "work in progress :)
This magnificent book, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" chronicles, in awesome detail, the depth of the artistic and technical skills that went into creating the movie. The text describes the amazing challenges that Weta Workshops faced in bringing Sir Peter Jackson's visions to the screen and the artwork is simply breath-taking.
It has been a great privilege for me to have known Sir Peter and Sir Richard Taylor (head of Weta) since the early days of filming the first LOTR movies in and around the magnificent part of the South Island of New Zealand that I am so blessed to call home.
For your enjoyment here is my copy of the book that, so far, has been signed by Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Richard Taylor and no less that twenty one (21) of the geniuses at Weta.
Enjoy the photos below and a couple of the scenery shots will probably really make you add a visit to NZ to your "bucket list" :)
Best wishes to you all and happy collecting,
so how did you get to meet them all? lovely photos.
Hi Michelle, thanks so much for the kind comment. Weta Workshops & Wingnut Studios are both in Wellington - here in NZ. That is just a short, 1 hour flight north so very easy to get to and I've been dealing with Sir Richard & Sir Peter since they first come to my "back yard" to film the initial LOTR movies. The Weta guys are REALLY REALLY obliging, workshop tour, signing, chatting to a dumbo like me :) and despite Sir Peter's amazingly hectic schedule he is always, ever-obliging. Another great couple of reasons to put a visit to NZ on the bucket list ..... ha ha ha :) Best wishes, David.