Falconer c. 2003

Daniel Falconer was a Senior Designer at Weta Workshop who worked chiefly on weapon, armor, and creature design for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

He worked with Jackson also on King Kong (2005), and with Weta on the Chronicles of Narnia films (2005 - 2010).


Many objects and creatures seen in The Lord of the Rings films that Falconer had designed are shown in Gary Russell's The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Art of The Two Towers, and The Art of The Return of the King. In the extended editions of the films, he speaks in Appendix documentaries such as "Designing and Building Middle-earth".

In 2003, Falconer and Richard Taylor provided the introduction to The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare.

In 2017, he finished writing the largest guide to the making of both trilogies, Middle-earth from Script to Screen, with the help of K.M. Rice.

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