The Art of The Adventures of Tintin

The Art of The Adventures of Tintin

Book - 2011
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The artists at Weta Digital and Weta Workshop were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg to bring Herg#65533;'s wonderful characters to the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin.

They spent five years working on this movie. This book tells the story of how the filmmakers started with the original Herg#65533; artwork and books and ended up with what is seen on-screen. It features early concept drawings, previs sequences, models, costume designs and final stills from the film.

The book focuses on the creative process, showing the many designs that made it into the movie and others that didn't. It highlights the attention to detail, skill and creativity of all the artists involved in the making of the movie. The story is told by the artists themselves, who talk about their inspirations, techniques and experiences. Through them we gain a true insight into the creative thinking behind this groundbreaking feature film.

Publisher: New York : Harper Design, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062087492
Characteristics: 200 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 31 cm.


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ChristchurchKids Dec 28, 2014

I find it really interesting finding out how movies are made, how they choose the actors to play the characters, what costumes they choose, and how they decide where to shoot the movie. The Art of the Adventures of Tintin is overflowing with all this information about The Secret of the Unicorn. There are introductions by the brilliant Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson who are directing and producing the movie. They talk about why they decided to make this movie and how important it was to get the details correct. The author of the book (and Lead Conceptual Designer for the movie), Chris Guise takes you on a kind of tour of the movie, showing you some of the amazing art work and design from the team at Weta Workshop that has gone into the movie.

The book is split into four sections: The Film Makers, The Beginning, The Characters, and The Environments. The Beginning gives some background on Tintin’s creator, Herge, and shows you how the designers came up with the look of the movie. My favourite section of the book is The Characters. You get to see what Tintin could have looked like in the movie, and I really think they picked the right image for the movie, because some the early images look pretty strange. You see how they created all the main characters and find out how they made them look so realistic. The Environments shows you how the designers made the sets, props and vehicles look exactly like Herge imagined them.

If you’re a Tintin fan or even just like seeing how movies are made, The Art of the Adventures of Tintin is the perfect book for you. There is so much detail and so many images in this book that it will keep you entertained for hours.


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