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Amazon's LotR series adds crew members

Otaku-sempai
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Aug 2, 5:07pm

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Tolkien News on Twitter reports that Amazon Prime's Lord of the Rings show has added four more crew members:


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As you all know, the #LOTR series is being shot in New Zealand again after a longer standstill because of the Covid. In the period of the Corona "break" many actors and especially production members were added, like Chris Hiles [sound recordist], Oscar Faura [cinematographer], Helene Takacs [production manager, visual effects] and Damien Bryson [stunt performer; actor]. .


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Otaku-sempai
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Aug 2, 6:20pm

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Fellowship of Fans on YouTube notes that both Bryson and Takacs have worked on the Hobbit films.

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Intergalactic Lawman
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Aug 3, 12:26am

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I wouldn't hire anyone that worked on those films!


squire
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Aug 3, 2:19am

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In New Zealand, as elsewhere, technical film skills have nothing to do with how good the movies were. [In reply to] Can't Post

The people who worked on The Hobbit film, now enlisted for the Amazon TV series, are evidently technical staff. They can hardly be blamed for errors of direction and writing.

And the New Zealand professional film community is so small, I would guess, that it would be impossible and impractical for the Amazon folks to look to hire only non-Hobbit tech staff, even if they were inclined to do so.



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Otaku-sempai
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Aug 3, 3:10am

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The people who worked on The Hobbit film, now enlisted for the Amazon TV series, are evidently technical staff. They can hardly be blamed for errors of direction and writing.

And the New Zealand professional film community is so small, I would guess, that it would be impossible and impractical for the Amazon folks to look to hire only non-Hobbit tech staff, even if they were inclined to do so.


Some of these folks also worked on Mortal Engines and I would not blame them for any problems with that film either.

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Otaku-sempai
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Aug 4, 9:19pm

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Rich Johnson of Bleeding Cool reports: Courtney (Simmons) Brown Quits DC for Amazon and Lord Of The Rings


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Last month, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Courtney Simmons, Senior VP, DC Publicity & Communications at Warner Bros. Entertainment was leaving DC Comics AND Warner Bros this August, after nearly a decade at the comic book publisher. Today Bleeding Cool has learned a couple of things. Firstly, that she is now Courtney Brown. And, secondly, that she is now the new Head of The Lord of the Rings Franchise Publicity at Amazon Studios which means congratulations are very much in order.




Thanks to Fellowship of Fans for the alert!

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squire
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Aug 5, 2:02am

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What is the relation of Bleeding Cool to Ain't It Cool News? [In reply to] Can't Post

If I remember, the AICN site was a primary source for gossip and leaks from the Lord of the Rings films in the early 2000s.

Is it mere coincidence that this site's name and interest in a Tolkien production overlap so clearly with AICN?



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Otaku-sempai
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Aug 5, 2:47am

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Coincidence, I think. [In reply to] Can't Post

Has Rich Johnson been heavily involved with Ain't It Cool News? Not that I'm aware of anyway.

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fantasywind
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Aug 5, 2:13pm

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Well said, but in the end even from technical standpoint the Hobbit films were nothing particularly special the only big deal about them was that 60 frames per second, but visually they were not appealing to me as much, even some locations were not as good as I hoped (the Unexpected Journey had some nice landscapes as usual though) also overuse of CGI may have made the Hobbit films a bit too artificial looking. I guess it's also part of the industry, the same people work on many projects because first there is not that many of them, second those already experienced are more valuable.

 
 

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