The Hobbit and the Eagles

So, I finally got around to watching The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey tonight. Unsurprisingly, the scene I loved most was seeing the Eagles of the North. All I could think about as I watched them soaring across my TV screen was how much I’d love to see the rigs and learn how to create something that could be animated so beautifully. Plus, those feathers… just wow. I can only assume there was dynamics on them, and I’d be fascinated to know how that was done too. Hopefully one day, I will be working for a company that helps bring that calibre of film to life and I will be involved in the rigging, and then I won’t just know how it worked, I will have been involved in building it!


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