The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Special Effects Featurettes

Weta have become a huge force in movie special effects ever since the were really put on the map just over a decade a go with The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Their fantastic work was on show again in December for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

And their work hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Academy as they have picked up nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design.

Weta take us behind the scenes in these to new featurettes as the talk about how they created the wonderful world of Middle Earth:

Rivendell

The Goblin Caverns

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey saw Peter Jackson return to the director’s chair and enjoy mammoth box office success.

The film is the first in a trilogy of films and it is nearing that $1 billion mark at the global box office.