An incredible visual insight into one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2011 - to screen in Australia on Boxing Day, 2011. The artists at Weta Digital and Weta Workshop were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg to bring Herge's wonderful characters to the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin. They spent five years working on this movie. This book tells the story of how the film makers started with the original Herge artwork and books and ended up with what is seen on screen. It features early concept drawings, previs sequences, models, costume designs and final stills from the film. The book focuses on the creative process, showing the many designs that made it into the movie and others that didn't. It highlights the attention to detail, skill and creativity of all the artists involved in the making of the movie. The story is told by the artists themselves, who talk about their inspirations, techniques and experiences. Through them we gain a true insight into the creative thinking behind this ground-breaking feature film.
The Weta Workshop is a film and television effects studio based in Wellington, New Zealand. Best known for their work on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Weta Workshop is a multi Academy Award-winning company that specializes in design, special make-up effects and prosthetics, creatures, armour, weapons, miniatures, prop building, large-scale sculpture, display work, and costuming.