The Making of King Kong


The Making of King Kong



By: Jenny Wake

Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books - Copyright 2005

210mm x 275mm - 250 pages Trade Paperback

ISBN 1416505180




This "Official Guide to the Motion Picture", is basically a behind-the-scenes view of the film's production - scriptwriting, costuming, makeup including prosthetics, modeling and extensive digital effects. Andy Serkis will surly receive the industry recognition he deserves with his acting skills demonstrated through motion-capture of Kong; that is explained along with the computer-built sets and many other objects. This wonderful companion to the movie includes over 200 colour photos and illustrations to increase your understanding of what had to be done to bring this thrilling film to completion. Prices are about $20us, 13#, $27au, $30nz.



Table of Contents

001 - A Visionary Filmmaker
011 - A Classic Story
021 - Creating Skull Island
031 - Fabricating Reality
035 - Previz
039 - New York, Wellington
051 - The Lie Factory
057 - Flying Aces
061 - Costuming From Scratch
067 - Making Up and Wigging Out
075 - Maritime Makeover
081 - Dressing the Venture
085 - Making Waves
091 - Mini Venture
095 - The Dancing Ocean
101 - Skull Island
105 - A Brief History of Skull Island
109 - The People of Skull Island
115 - Big Rocks and Trees
127 - Little Rocks and Trees
137 - It's a Small, Windy World
143 - The Patchwork Island
147 - Weta World
151 - The Creatures
157 - Hyenas Around the Carcass
167 - Digital Models
171 - Creature Calisthenics
175 - Animation
181 - Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
183 - The Stampede
187 - The 8th Wonder of the World
191 - A Tragic Tale
193 - On Set With Kong
199 - In Safe Hands
203 - Motion Capture
207 - Putting a Face to the Beast
209 - Digital Fur and Skin
215 - Making the Cut
217 - Post Sound
223 - Making Manhattan
227 - Architectual New York
231 - Massive Technology
235 - Lighting a Digital World
239 - Bomb Squad
241 - The Tragic End
247 - Acknowledgements


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