Weta : The Art of Film Magic - 20 Years of Weta

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10.4" x 14.6" x 2.2" (H x W x D)
26.5 cm x 37 cm x 5.5 cm
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)

This deluxe slipcased two-volume set is an insider's tour of twenty years of film-making magic at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, the creative companies behind such celebrated films as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Avengers, King Kong, District 9 and The Hobbit.

Brimming with never-before-published content, including concept designs, sketches, making of and behind-the-scenes imagery, along with interview material from cast and crew members, it is a stunning look at how the costumes, creatures and characters, weaponry, and visual effects are created for some of the world's most iconic films.

A director will have a vision in their head of the kind of movie they want to create but they always need great teams to realise that vision. This is what Weta Workshop and Weta Digital do.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, these two companies, founded by Peter Jackson, Jamie Selkirk, Tania Rodger and Richard Taylor have been an integral part of some of the most ground-breaking and acclaimed movies of all time.

Such movies include:

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Avatar
  • The Hobbit trilogy
  • Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • District 9
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • King Kong
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Elysium
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  • Weta Workshop - Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity
  • Weta Digital - Celebrating 20 Years of Imagination on Screen

The effect is definitely special as the curtain is pulled back on The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Hobbit and other eye-popping hit movies"

USA Today (No 2 on Holiday Gift Book List)


a fabulous monument to the wonderful world of Weta"

Bruce Monro, ODT


a wonderful collection of stories and images from a very well respected high calibre company in the movie industry"

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