There's a lot to read in this book. The movie script was written by Neil Gaiman. I didn't realize that until I read the foreword. The 160-page book was hard covered and came with a dust jacket.
Captions accompanied the paintings and concept art in the book, explaining the process of design and rational for creation. No storyboards were found in the book. The pages were devoted mainly to matte paintings for conceptualizing movie scenes.
This movie was completely made in 3D using motion caption techniques, similar to those used in Polar Express. The 3D models renders shown were few and far in between. The technology behind was only mentioned in passing.
Character design drawings were there, but somehow I felt that they were not enough. Angelina Jolie only had 4 rendered stills in this book, and all were head profiles. No near nude 3D model were seen anywhere.
This book is mainly for Beowulf fans and concept artists.
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i love Beowulf. Stunning
Submitted by Mockingbird on
i love Beowulf. Stunning visual feast.
Submitted by Alex on
Can I ask you a favor?
Could you kindly make a new video about this artbook? Allowing to better see the pages.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Submitted by Teoh Yi Chie on
I no longer have this book.
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