The Return of the King, 20 Years On20. February 2023
A look behind the scenes at the design of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, highlighting all of the fun connections and super nerdy details with deep lore connections.
Lecturer: Daniel FalconerDuration: 90 min - The Lecture will be held in: english
A lifelong Tolkien fan, Daniel Falconer
has been with special effects company Wētā Workshop since 1996.
Drawing on his love for and knowledge of Middle-earth, Daniel
was part of the team designing characters, creatures, costumes and props for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
trilogies. He also worked on Avatar
, King Kong
, the Hercules
television shows, among other projects.
art directed Wētā’s Middle-earth collectibles lines for a decade and authored a number of books, including The Art of District 9
, The World of Kong
, Crafting Narnia
, the seven-part Hobbit Chronicles
series, and Middle-earth: From Script to Screen
. Daniel created culture documents and worked as an illustrator for costume designer Kate Hawley on Amazon’s Rings of Power
series, and as a design consultant on the upcoming 2024 War of the Rohirrim
animated Lord of the Rings
spin off film.