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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)

The dummy of Sean Bean’s body, seen at the end, was so convincing that a crew member, while taking lunch orders, asked other cast members if he wanted anything.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The dummy of Sean Bean’s body, seen at the end, was so convincing that a crew member, while taking lunch orders, asked other cast members if he wanted anything.

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

Gollum is missing his left ear lobe. This is due to an air trap in the casting that was made for Peter Jackson’s approval of the figure. When looking at the casting, the design team concluded that it should stay that way since it looked like a battle wound that might have occurred during Gollum’s past adventures.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Gollum is missing his left ear lobe. This is due to an air trap in the casting that was made for Peter Jackson’s approval of the figure. When looking at the casting, the design team concluded that it should stay that way since it looked like a battle wound that might have occurred during Gollum’s past adventures.

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

A floor plan of Bag End made by WETA.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

A floor plan of Bag End made by WETA.

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

In the scene where Frodo is leaving everyone behind at Emyn Muil to take up the quest on his own, divers went into the water to make sure it would be free of any sharp objects or debris for Sean Astin to run into when Sam goes chasing after him. Although they gave the OK, Sean ended up stepping on a piece of glass that completely pierced his foot from top to bottom, requiring a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital and several stitches.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

In the scene where Frodo is leaving everyone behind at Emyn Muil to take up the quest on his own, divers went into the water to make sure it would be free of any sharp objects or debris for Sean Astin to run into when Sam goes chasing after him. Although they gave the OK, Sean ended up stepping on a piece of glass that completely pierced his foot from top to bottom, requiring a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital and several stitches.

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

Viggo Mortensen loved riding the horse he used in Lord of the Rings so much that he ended up buying it after the films were complete.

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

Viggo Mortensen loved riding the horse he used in Lord of the Rings so much that he ended up buying it after the films were complete.

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)

Sometimes it's what we don't see that's important.

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