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Creator of Middle-earth

...and so it begins
Creator of Middle Earth 1 - The biography bits
Creator of Middle Earth 2 - The writing and publishing of the book
Creator of Middle Earth 3 - Themes (includes quiz!)
Creator of Middle Earth 4 - Mythology, allegory or applicability
Creator of Middle Earth 5 - Final Thoughts

From Book to Script

From Book to Script
From Book to Script Part 1
From Book to Script Part 2
From Book to Script Part 3

Fellowship of the Cast

Fellowship of the Cast Part 1
Fellowship of the Cast Part 2
Fellowship of the Cast Part 3
Fellowship of the Cast Part 4
Fellowship of the Cast-Open discussion

Cameras in Middle-earth

Cameras in Middle-Earth
Cameras in Middle Earth - Isengard
Cameras in Middle Earth - Smush Day
Cameras in Middle Earth - Smush Day part 2

A Day in the Life of a Hobbit

A Day in the Life of a Hobbit

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J.R.R. Tolkien - Origins of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien-Origins of Middle Earth Part 1 Self Indulgence
JRR Tolkien-Origins of Middle Earth Part 1 - Catharsis
JRR Tolkien-Origins of Middle Earth Part 2- Advocate
JRR Tolkien-Origins of Middle Earth Part 3 - Amateur
JRR Tolkien-Origins of Middle Earth Part 4 - Open Discussion

From Book to Script

Book to Script Part 1 - Scriptwriting 101
Book to Script Part 2 - If you're not part of the problem you're out of the picture.
Book to Script Part 3 - Breaking the Rules
Book to Script Part 4 - The Sound or the Fury
Book to Script Part 5 - Open Discussion

Designing Middle-earth

Designing Middle-earth
Concept Designers Alan Lee and John Howe
Running an Art Department
Designing Rohan
Designing the Emyn Muil
Designing the Dead Marshes
Designing Osgiliath
Designing Fangorn Forest
Designing Henneth Annun
Designing The Golden Hall
Designing Edoras
Designing and Burning Rohan
Designing Helm's Deep

Weta Workshop

WETA Workshop Part One - Armor
WETA Workshop Part Two - Arms
WETA Workshop Part Three - Makeup
WETA Workshop Part Four - Creatures
WETA Workshop Part Five - Open Discussion

The Taming of Smeagol

The Taming of Smeagol
The Taming of Smeagol Andy Who

Warriors of the Third Age

Warriors of the Third Age, Part One - Making fighting beautiful
Warriors of the Third Age Part Two - Dialogue With Steel
Warriors of the Third Age Part Three - It's Raining Uruks!
Warriors of the Third Age Part Four - Like water flowing

Bigatures

Bigatures - Middle-earth brought to life
Bigatures - Realism
Bigatures - Back to basics
Bigatures - Engineering in Middle-earth
Bigatures - Built vs grown

Music for Middle-earth

Music for Middle-earth - Appendices Discussion
Music for Middle-earth - Emotional Choices
Music for Middle-earth - Vocals and Lyrics
Music for Middle-earth - Post-Production
Music for Middle-earth - Fun
Music for Middle-earth - In The End...

The Soundscapes of Middle-earth

The Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 1 - Sound motif
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 2 - Sound libraries
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 3 - You can't just walk the footsteps.
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 4 - People talking without speaking
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 5 - ADR and Open Discussion

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Introduction

Creating the Extras and Menus

JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - On the path to LOTR
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - Creativity in action
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - Mr Popular
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - What's your theme?
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - Heroes and evil
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - Modern-day wraiths
JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth - Final thoughts and open discussion

Book to Script

Book to Script - Part 1: One Book - One Movie
Book to Script - Part 2 - Cracking the Code
Book to Script - Part 3 - Shaping & Collaboration
Book to Script - Part 4 - Conclusions
Book to Script - Words Into Images
Book to Script - Words into Images - Part II
Book to Script - Words into Images - Part III
Book to Script - Words into Images - Part IV
Book to Script - Words into Images - Part V
Book to Script - Words into Images - Part VI
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - The Prologue
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - The Prologue
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - The Prologue
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - The Prologue - Final Chapter
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - Orc Pursuit into Lothlorien
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - Sarn Gebir Rapids Chase Sequence
Book to Script - Early Storyboards - Round up

Pre-Viz/Animatics and Visualizing the Story

Pre-Viz/Animatics - Stairs of Khazad-dum
Pre-Viz/Animatics -- Gandalf Rides to Orthanc
Visualizing the Story - Bag End Set Test part 1
Visualizing the Story - Bag End Set Test part 2
Visualizing the Story - Bag End Set Test part 3

New Zealand as Middle-earth

New Zealand as Middle-earth - Hobbiton & Weathertop
New Zealand as Middle-earth - Elven Locations
New Zealand as Middle-earth - The Argonath & Amon Hen
Middle-earth Atlas

Designing Middle-earth

Designing Middle-earth - Introduction
Designing Middle-earth - Part 1
Designing Middle-earth - Part 2
Designing Middle-earth - Part 3
Designing Middle-earth - Part 4
Designing Middle-earth - Part 5
Designing Middle-earth - Part 6
Designing Middle-earth - Part 7
Designing Middle-earth - Part 8
Designing Middle-earth - Part 9
Designing Middle-earth - Part 10
Designing Middle-earth - CONCLUSION!

Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop - part 1
Weta Workshop - part 2-1 - Creatures
Weta Workshop - part 2-2 - Miniatures
Weta Workshop - part 3-1 - Armour
Weta Workshop - part 3-2 - Armour
Weta Workshop - Final - Bonuses...

Design Galleries

Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 1
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 2
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 3
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 4
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 5
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 6
Design Galleries – The Peoples of Middle-Earth - part 7
Design Galleries – The Realms of Middle-Earth - part 1
Design Galleries – The Realms of Middle-Earth - part 2
Design Galleries – The Realms of Middle-Earth - part 3
Design Galleries – The Realms of Middle-Earth - part 4|

Filming

The Fellowship of the Cast
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit
Cameras in Middle-earth 1
Cameras in Middle-earth 2
Cameras in Middle-earth 3
Cameras in Middle-earth 4
Cameras in Middle-earth 5
Cameras in Middle-earth 6
Cameras in Middle-earth - last words

Visual Effects

Visual Effects: Miniatures: Bigatures
Visual Effects: Miniatures: Galleries
Visual Effects: Miniatures: Galleries
Visual Effects: Miniatures: Galleries
Visual Effects-Weta Digital 1
Visual Effects-Weta Digital 2
Scale - Introduction
Forced Perspective X 2 and Duplicate Sets...
Scale - Big Rigs and Scale Doubles
Final two techniques and wrap-up

Post Production

Post Production - Editing 1
Post Production - Editing 2
Editorial Demonstration -- really fun, don't miss this post!
Digital Grading
Filming - Production Photos 1
Filming - Production Photos 2
Filming - Production Photos 3
Filming - Production Photos 4
'The Road Goes Ever On' ...

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Music and Sound

Soundscapes of Middle Earth
Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 2 - Sound doesn't create Itself
Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 3 - Nature calls and why less is more
Soundscapes of Middle Earth, Part 4 - Final Words
Music for Middle-earth - Themes
Music for Middle-earth - Emotional Choices
Music for Middle-earth - Vocals and Lyrics
Music for Middle-earth - Postproduction
Music for Middle-earth - Fun
Music for Middle-earth - In The End

Editorial

Editorial - Getting Started
Editorial - Three for One
Editorial - Picking Up the Pace

Visual Effects

Bigatures – Helm’s Deep and Barad Dur
Bigatures – The Black Gate and Fangorn
Bigatures – Osgiliath and the Flooding of Isengard
WETA Digital, Part 1
WETA Digital, Part 2
WETA Digital, Part 3

Filming

Cameras in Middle-earth, Part 1
Cameras in Middle-earth, Part 2
Cameras in Middle-earth, Part 3
Warriors of Middle Earth, Part 1
Warriors of Middle Earth, Part 2 - Darth Vader to the Rescue
Warriors of Middle Earth, Part 3 - Whoa, I hope this works out well!
Warriors of Middle Earth, Part 4 - Of Fun and Fellowship
The Battle for Helms Deep is over