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|Before you can film a fantasy movie, you must create an authentic world. What kind of weather is found within, what would the buildings be made of, what creatures populate its land, and what is the history behind its people? For every stunning frame of film, there have been countless hours of work to create such majesty. And what a task to bring to the screen one of the world's most beloved children's series, C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. This book, written and designed by the artists of the Academy-Award winning special effects house Weta Workshop, chronicles the stunning concept drawings, designs, and props that helped director Andrew Adamson shape the world of Narnia in cinematic glory. With detailed photography, hundreds of never before seen drawings and sculptures, and commentary from the artists and craftspeople of the workshop, discover the intricate work and exhaustive research and detail that went into each piece, prop, and weapon made by Weta Workshop for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This beautifully illustrated collector's edition follows the journey of ideas, from initial sketches through finished designs to final, exquisitely hand-crafted props, armor, and miniatures. Witness firsthand the intricate models for the creatures in the White Witch's army, the difference between a Boggle and a Harpy, how Mr. Tumnus evolved, how dwarves and Centaurs were armored, and much, much more. The Crafting of Narnia provides a unique window into the movie-making experience.|
|Author||Weta Workshop Staff|
|Number Of Pages||304 pages|
|"A coffee table book for insatiable fans of all things Narnia. Looking at the first two movies in the series, this is a fantastically detailed book...."|
'A coffee table book for insatiable fans of all things Narnia. Looking at the first two movies in the series, this is a fantastically detailed book....'
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- fishfishfish10Dec 24, 2010by
Great Book from the first two Narnia movies. If you like illustrations this is a great book about the art work done for the Narnia movies.
- hols24Oct 30, 2010by
AWESOME ARTISTS RENDERINGS FROM THE MOVIES OF NARNIA. ALSO HAS PICS OF WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DECIDED TO USE FOR THE MOVIE AND WHAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT USING, BUT DIDN'T. I LIKED ALL THE DIFFERENT LOOKS OF THE WHITE WITCH.<br><br>WEAPONS, CHARACTERS, AND ART...OH MY!<br><br>IT'S ALL HERE!
- ziggyzoharMar 14, 2009by
The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures, and Weapons
I love the concept art from the Weta team (same guys that did The Lord Of The Rings). This book contains wonderful art that transports you to creative realms, and vistas that have been devised by very artistic minds. A very nicely organized book.Well worth buying! It should be on the shelf of any one who is interested in fantasy art, or concept art.