The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
How many artists does it take?
- Details the film's art department's creative process
- Behind-the-scenes look at design of characters, locations, and beasts
- Includes hundreds of production paintings and sketches
How many artists does it take?If you could have been a fly on the wall while Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, wouldn't you have jumped at the chance? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may not be a Renaissance masterpiece, but it will be a visual feast for the eyes, and now you can find out all about how it was made.
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations, and, of course, beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: from the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers, and filmmakers to the magical time of the film's production itself at Leavesden Studios.
Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this superb book presents a visual feast for readers and will welcome fans of Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.