Here’s an article that approaches the making of LOTR by way of production designer Grant Major, visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie.
The Making of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
“The Fellowship of the Ring” is the first installment of director Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of British author J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Since its publication in the mid-1950s, the trilogy has sold millions of copies around the world, has been voted “Book of the Century” in countless polls, and has popularized the fantasy genre introduced by Tolkien’s first novel, “The Hobbit” (1937). Nearly 50 years later, the trilogy continues to influence literature, comics, films, television and computer games, not only by virtue of its ideas and concepts, but also by its ability to tell personal stories in extraordinary and epic settings.
But besides Jackson’s powerful vision, were also the significant visions of production designer Grant Major, visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, ACS. In this Spotlight, we look at the daunting work that went into bringing that magical story onto the big screen, and the artists who helped it along the way….
To read the rest of the article, click the link below.