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Big-ature is referred to most of the models created by [[Weta Workshop]] for [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] movies. From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size prototypes of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of crating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:
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'''Big-atures''' or '''Bigatures''' are terms referring to miniature models created by [[Weta Workshop]] for [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] movies. Because of their size, Christy Hennah named them big-atures.  
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings (film series) - Cirith Ungol minature.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Cirith Ungol'' miniature]]
  
* [[Minas Tirith]]
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings (film series) - Minas Tirith minature.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Minas Tirith'' miniature]]
* [[Morannon]]
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* [[Cirith Ungol]]
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* [[Helm's Deep]] (Built 2 times)
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* [[Orthanc]]
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* [[Barad-dur]]
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* [[Minas Morgul]]
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* [[Osgiliath]]
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References: Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Extended DVD version (film 1, 2 & 3)
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From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size models of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of creating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:
[[Category: films]]
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*'''[[Minas Tirith]]'''
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Minas Tirith was built in a 1/72 scale and some of its parts in a 1/14 scale for closer scenes. According to the Extended DVD edition of [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]], it required almost 1000 houses to be completed, and its height was around 7 meters.
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*'''[[Morannon]]'''
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*'''[[Cirith Ungol]]'''
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[[John Howe]] revisited the original drawings based on Tokien's writings, and the model was built on a rocky pinnacle instead directly on the mountain, Cirith Ungol constructed highly detailed with various gothic elements.
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*'''[[Helm's Deep]]'''
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*'''[[Orthanc]]'''
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*'''[[Barad-dûr]]'''
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*'''[[Minas Morgul]]'''
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*'''[[Osgiliath]]'''
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*'''[[Lothlórien|Lothlorien]]'''
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*'''[[Moria]]'''
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*'''[[Mithlond]]'''
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[[Category:The Lord of the Rings (film series)]]

Latest revision as of 11:47, 14 July 2013

Big-atures or Bigatures are terms referring to miniature models created by Weta Workshop for The Lord of the Rings (film series) movies. Because of their size, Christy Hennah named them big-atures.

Cirith Ungol miniature
Minas Tirith miniature

From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size models of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of creating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:

Minas Tirith was built in a 1/72 scale and some of its parts in a 1/14 scale for closer scenes. According to the Extended DVD edition of The Lord of the Rings (film series), it required almost 1000 houses to be completed, and its height was around 7 meters.

John Howe revisited the original drawings based on Tokien's writings, and the model was built on a rocky pinnacle instead directly on the mountain, Cirith Ungol constructed highly detailed with various gothic elements.