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In order to make their forced perspective shots work with non-static cameras special rigs were built to move the camera and the actor simultaneously.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

A normal major motion picture averages about 200 effects shots. This film had 1488.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

A normal major motion picture averages about 200 effects shots. This film had 1488.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

The set for the Helm’s Deep battle scene was built on location in New Zealand over a period of seven months.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The set for the Helm’s Deep battle scene was built on location in New Zealand over a period of seven months.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Minas Tirith set was built on the same site as Helm’s Deep, after the Helm’s Deep scenes had been shot and pieces of Helm’s Deep were altered and built on top and around the existing pieces for the Minas Tirith set.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

The Minas Tirith set was built on the same site as Helm’s Deep, after the Helm’s Deep scenes had been shot and pieces of Helm’s Deep were altered and built on top and around the existing pieces for the Minas Tirith set.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Forced perspective in Lord of the Rings.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)



John Rhys-Davies developed an allergic reaction to his makeup.


Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

John Rhys-Davies developed an allergic reaction to his makeup.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Helms Deep battle took four months to shoot, all of it at night.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Helms Deep battle took four months to shoot, all of it at night.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Orc battle cries for the Helm’s Deep battle sequence were provided by a stadium of 25,000 cricket fans, who screamed the war chants, spelled out on the Diamond Vision screen, with Peter Jackson himself leading the crowd.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Orc battle cries for the Helm’s Deep battle sequence were provided by a stadium of 25,000 cricket fans, who screamed the war chants, spelled out on the Diamond Vision screen, with Peter Jackson himself leading the crowd.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

When Gollum eats a whole fish, it’s actually Andy Serkis chewing on a fish-shaped lollipop.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

When Gollum eats a whole fish, it’s actually Andy Serkis chewing on a fish-shaped lollipop.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Ian McKellen’s first  day of shooting on the trilogy was Gandalf’s first scene, arriving in  Hobbiton. His second day of shooting was Gandalf’s final scene of the  film, at the Gray Havens.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Ian McKellen’s first day of shooting on the trilogy was Gandalf’s first scene, arriving in Hobbiton. His second day of shooting was Gandalf’s final scene of the film, at the Gray Havens.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

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