Wilson has worked as a studio coordinator and executive producer as part of the Wētā Workshop team on Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and he is also credited as a director. director of armor and weapons production for the next “Hobbit” trilogy. Having such a crew member on board “The Rings of Power” helps ensure a consistent look across the TV show and movie (although legally and classically, they’re “separate entities.” and separate”, since the movies are owned by Warner Bros. and TV shows are owned by Amazon).
As Wilson explained, there are practical considerations he and his team must keep in mind when making prostheses:
“There’s a reality to filmmaking – it’s always going to be a man in a suit, so you can only go so far. And that person, especially with this production, has to do some work. the stunt work and the action and fight scenes are pretty heavy. , so you have to make it something they can actually do. We have a hierarchy – you make the main Orc for your hero, and then you have some stunts [the orcs who take part in orc-related stunts on the show]and then you get into the bulk extras. “
It’s interesting to hear the Orcs are described as “heroes in the lead”, but of course, each character is a hero in their own story. With a budget of up to $450 million in the north, “The Rings of Power” has grossed a lot of money on screen and brought many eye-catching images for fans. It would be easy to build a world like this entirely in weightless CGI, but it’s great to see the creatures in “The Rings of Power” get so much attention, people who really feel as visible Middle-earth inhabitants.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is currently streaming on Prime Video, with new episodes releasing every Friday.
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