* Date : 2016-11-08
We sit down with Daniel Falconer, the senior designer at Weta Workshop, a special effects company that created the designs and special effects for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "King Kong," "The Chronicles of Narnia," "The Hobbit" series and many more.
He met with Korean youngsters who will lead the future of fantasy films, and shared the secrets behind concept design which was the success factor of Weta Workshop.
What is a concept designer? Daniel defines it as "A character that becomes an icon, a signal and tells everyone which side is the human force and which side is the bad force."
He has participated in the film-making process over the past two decades. He shares his stories about film production, and gives a simple but fun explanation of the importance of a concept designer.
He had experienced something dramatic, as in the past, he was an 11-year-old boy who loved science fiction novels, but got to work in the production of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
During the interview, he thinks back of the past and said "My mother who used to be an art teacher, influenced me a lot." He also told us how he studied science in college, but decided to study art and do science as a hobby.
Daniel worked on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, as well as "Avatar" and others which marked a new era in the history of the 21st science fiction fantasy movies.
Learn about Daniel Falconer's dreams and passion on "The INNERview."