Our cinema tickets are booked for the long awaited, third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is released in cinemas this month. John Howe has worked in New Zealand for over 5 years as concept artist on Peter Jackson's epic film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy adventure story, The Hobbit. Alongside Alan Lee, he has played a pivotal role in the creation of the characters and environments from pre-production all the way through to post-production, learning new techniques along the way.
As John returns to his studio in Switzerland, we're also looking forward to exploring behind the scenes in The Appendices of the recently released Extended Edition DVD of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
John Howe is represented by Arena
Commissioned by Sanrio and The Japanese American National Museum, Tado were asked to create this animation to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary. Taking about two months to complete, everything was created in Tado's basement in Sheffield, with a bit of help from their friends Alex Veitch (lighting advisor), Nick Hunter (wood-wizard) and Ben Ridley (music and sound design).
The animation can be viewed here: http://www.debutart.com/news/tado-hello-kitty-40th-anniversary
Tado is represented by Début Art