The Mines of Moria

The Fellowship proceeds with caution in the Mines of Moria, in this scene from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," in this undated publicity photo. To make hobbits and the place they live look as real as possible, special effects designer Richard Taylor mixed old and new techniques. Sometimes, he employed 21st century computers. Sometimes he just stuck one guy closer to the camera. "The trick is to mix up the effects as comprehensively as possible," he says.
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