“Lord of the Rings: The Visual Effects That Brought Middle Earth to the Screen” by Aitken, Butler, Lemmon, Peters, Saindon, et al. …

  • ©Matt Aitken, Greg Butler, Dan Lemmon, Dana Peters, Eric Saindon, and Guy Williams

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Entry Number: 10

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    Lord of the Rings: The Visual Effects That Brought Middle Earth to the Screen

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    Prerequisites
    Basic understanding of the principles of computer graphics, animation, and visual effects.

    Intended Audience
    Anyone who is interested in the current state of digital visual effects and animation for film.

    Description
    Weta Digital’s work on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy involved all aspects of feature-film visual effects, from creature and digital double animation to massive battle scenes, from creation of totally digital environments to the ground-breaking digital performance of Gollum. This course summarizes each of these achievements and offers detailed breakdowns of techniques developed and procedures used in the trilogy.

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