Daniel Falconer

Designer

Daniel Falconer is one of a group of designers who joined Weta Workshop in 1996, working on projects such as Hercules and Xena. He was instrumental in the conceptual design and created many of the iconic costumes, weapons, props and characters seen in The Lord of the Rings.

With a degree in graphic design, majoring in illustration, Daniel has an enthusiasm for world design and the development of imaginary cultures and creatures as a means to tell stories. He also has a deep knowledge of Tolkien's Middle-earth, thanks to an avid interest in the books and associated materials, which frequently proved useful on the project.

This led to Daniel also being involved in writing copy for Weta's licensed collectible product from The Lord of the Rings, a role that has continued and expanded alongside his design responsibilities and now includes shared art direction of Weta's Middle-earth themed collectibles lines. In this capacity Daniel was eminently suited to writing the Weta Collector's Guide, containing all collectible pieces Weta has ever made.

Since The Lord of the Rings, Daniel has contributed design work for various projects including King Kong, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the short lived Halo movie adaptation, Avatar and more recently has returned to Middle-earth to work on The Hobbit trilogy.

Taking a leading role in Weta's publishing endeavours, Daniel has written and collated a number of books including The Art of District 9, The World of Kong, The Crafting of Narnia, showcasing the illustrative work of the entire design department on King Kong and the two Chronicles of Narnia movies, and now The Hobbit: Chronicles, a comprehensive multi-part series of books covering the art and making of Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation.

 

 


Tags: Daniel Falconer, Design, The Crafting Of Narnia, Weta Cast

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StingRay
29/06/09
Weta Fan

What's in a name?

Anyone with FALCON in their name (as in Millennium Falcon) has to... Read more.

Anyone with FALCON in their name (as in Millennium Falcon) has to be an alright kinda guy. Seriously though, great work - love those Ent sketches. Hazzah! Hide.

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dreadnaught
28/07/09
Weta Fan

love the podcast

great podcast! I have an idea for ur grordborts range. ... Read more.

great podcast! I have an idea for ur grordborts range. Since the guns are something you'd put over ur mantle. Id love to see weird alien animal heads, mounted on plaques like a trophy hunter would have. thatd be great to hang up in my den! Hide.

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JORDAN22
12/11/09
Weta Fan

yeh boi

man i luv ur style of artwork ur characters are amazing orginial... Read more.

man i luv ur style of artwork ur characters are amazing orginial stype ur a great artist congrats on workin at weta tahts a dream for me Hide.

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