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Booklet for AUJ SEE Project
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TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 27 2013, 8:03pm

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Everybody (I hope) remembers the excellent booklets included in the LOTR SEE DVDs. Printed on quality paper, they were just the cherry on top of the superb packaging design.
And even though Warner was more or less trying to copy the LOTR SEE packaging (more in case of the UK DVD, less in case of every other country), the booklet was the first thing to be omitted. A pity, as it offers a great overview over the bonus features as well as over the chapter list.

So I decided to make it right and provide a replacement booklet for everybody to print at home, in a copy shop or a printing facility of your choice.

I will be making both a DVD and a BluRay dimensioned booklet. The downloadable version will be online as soon as it's finished. So far, however, here is what is done.
For illustrations, I used some of the John Howe / Alan Lee sketches from The Hobbit Chronicles Artbook.

Front/Back page

For the front page, I decided to use the Hobbit logo as opposed to LOTR logos which focused on the single titles ("The Fellowship of the Ring" etc.). The reason is that the LOTR titles are real book titles; the Hobbit titles are not. They are just artificial inventions of the script writers.
At the back, all LOTR booklets feature a high structure: the Throne of Othanc at FOTR, part of Meduseld at TTT, a tower in Minas Tirith in ROTK. For AUJ, I chose the Carrock.
The US booklets contain additional text for DVD-ROM materials at the back; the European ones (I have German) are just blank. Frankly, I like it more that way.




Introduction (Pages 1+2)

That was a tricky one, as the Hobbit does not feature that much textual content. I used text material from the AUJ SEE DVD, the WB press release as well as the existing LOTR booklets.





Chapter List (Pages 3+4)

As The Hobbit: AUJ features rather few chapters (35 as opposed to 48 in FOTR, 68 in TTT and 78 in ROTK), it was rather a work of typing off the DVD screens.




As for the appendices lists (which will be on pages 4+5 and 6+7). All of them are designed differently for the LOTR discs. I am yet not quite sure which design to go for: either a Dwarvish design, or a floral Hobbity design, or neither. I'd rather hold off the Dwarvish design for the future parts.


Any questions, ideas, contributions, thoughts?


To be continued...

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Flame of Udun
Rivendell


Nov 27 2013, 8:11pm

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Excellent work!!! This is absolutely beautiful!

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Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 27 2013, 8:47pm

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As Well you don't Ever post negative
Writings....Something Bomby
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Eleniel
Grey Havens


Nov 27 2013, 9:36pm

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Arannir
Valinor


Nov 27 2013, 9:37pm

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WB hire that guy and get your act together next year!!


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burgahobbit
Rohan


Nov 27 2013, 9:46pm

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Really neat! I'll be excited to print this up at some point.


Problem is...where do I put it. There's no sleeve in the packaging. Tongue Haha... I'll figure something out. Thanks again TheHutt.

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tripecac
Rivendell

Nov 27 2013, 9:51pm

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I was thinking about this exact project last week, as I was leafing through my LotR booklet!

It's great that you've been able to follow through with it!

Looks fantastic so far! :)


StoneHex104
Rivendell

Nov 27 2013, 9:57pm

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It is wonderful! Excellent job!


Thranderz
Rohan


Nov 27 2013, 10:04pm

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The Hutt always has something useful to contribute Smile great work btw! But also, Bomby your posts always cheer me up and they give me a good laugh, don't ever stop posting! Smile

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Osskil
Bree

Nov 27 2013, 10:06pm

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I was waiting in faint hope that someone might do this. Now if only for boxes that match the original set of trilogy boxes!

I look forward to seeing how your work progresses. So far, it looks wonderful.


Voronw_the_Faithful
Valinor

Nov 27 2013, 10:33pm

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TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 27 2013, 10:50pm

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...because actually, as this is a 8 page booklet, the pages 1, 8, 2-3, 4-5 are already taken.
So there is only the double page 6-7 which remains for the Appendices mindmaps. However, they are less complex than the LOTR ones, and do not need that much branching.

However, the DVD version will require a different structure for Appendices 7, as the contents is split between 2 DVDs.

Due to the fact that both Appendices will appear on two opposite pages, I decided against ornamental frames (like used on TTT and ROTK) and would venture a version without (like on FOTR).
Let's see what can be done tomorrow.

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 27 2013, 11:04pm

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Glorfindela
Valinor


Nov 27 2013, 11:08pm

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I look forward to printing it out. I think I could just about squeeze it into the DVD case, though of course there won't be a pocket for it. Smile


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 28 2013, 5:59am

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What a lovely thing to do, Mr. Hutt. It is very well done and very much appreciated. I hope you had as much fun doing it as we will enjoy having it!
With many thanks from Down Under,
Liss


TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 28 2013, 8:26am

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As I said, I decided against using ornamental borders, as both appendices will be going on one two-page sheet. The ornament for the headings is taken from the AUJ Appendices intro, cudos Daniel Reeve.



Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Endor Dweller
Bree


Nov 28 2013, 9:14am

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That is amazing! , TheHuttHeart

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TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 28 2013, 10:58am

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Two hours' work later.



Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 28 2013, 11:13am

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Because if you don't, you should! It's a lovely piece of work


TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 28 2013, 1:07pm

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The left page is basically done.



Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Ffnir
Rohan


Nov 28 2013, 1:14pm

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Eleniel
Grey Havens


Nov 28 2013, 2:09pm

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Yva
Rivendell


Nov 28 2013, 2:53pm

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TheHutt
Gondor


Nov 29 2013, 1:07pm

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Well... what should I say. The quick and dirty appendices tree is finished. I'll clean everything a bit up and will make a hi-res version for downloading and printing next week. :)



Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Timdalf
Rivendell


Dec 2 2013, 12:35pm

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Thanks so much for doing this! Much appreciated. I have the Blu-ray and was not happy that we got neither a booklet like this or even a nice liner in the ordinary black case (unlike the dvd set which has at least that)! If you could do a bookelt up for us Blu-ray-ers that would be the icing on the cake! Bolshoe spacibo!

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