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Great cinematographer of ‘Lord of the Rings’ passes away
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Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer has died at the age of 59. He worked with Peter Jackson on “Lord of the Rings” trilogy for more than a decade. The Sydney based film-maker, who additionally worked on redecorating of “King Kong” in the year 2005, and also on “The Lovely Bones” in the year 2009, was suffered from a massive heart attack on Monday.
A representative of the Australian Cinematographers Society told that they have been informed regarding the sudden demise of Andrew. They have been also informed that Andrew’s family would give an official announcement later.
Lesnie additionally shot Rise of the Planet of the Apes in the year 2011 with his innovation with artistic contemplations. The film was directed by Rupert Wyatt.
The cinematographer as of late finished The Water Diviner, the directorial presentation of Russell Crowe, another New Zealand local. That film opened on the 24-04-2015 Friday in US Theatres. Russell Crowe written on Twitter, that the death news of Andrew Lesnie was completely shocking. Russell also mentioned Andrew a Genius and an expert of the light.
Lesnie won the Oscar Award for his work on the first of the mythical Lord of the Rings set of three. For the inaugural Lord of the Rings film, Jackson connected with Lesnie in the wake of seeing his work on Babe in the year 1995 and its incidental result in the year 1998. Those Australian movies, spinning around a pig and different creatures, highlighted amazing visual impacts and turned out to be enormous hits at the overall film industry.
In the year 2004, Jackson said in a meeting that he had never worked with Lesnie or even met him anytime recently. However Lesnie had shot the Babe movies. Jackson perceived they looked astounding, the way Lesnie had utilized backdrop illumination, the sun and characteristic light to make an exceptionally supernatural impact.
Lesnie’s noteworthy collection of work likewise incorporates the post-apocalyptic film “I Am Legend” based on Science Fiction in the year 2007, directed by Francis Lawrence and featuring Will Smith. Also added in the list are “The Last Airbender” in the year 2010 directed by M. Night Shyamalan and “Healing” in the year 2014, directed by Craig Monahan. Lesnie was admitted into the Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame in 2002.
Lesnie had his study of film and TV at TAFE and at the Radio School, Television and Australian Film before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as an assistant cameraman.
He sharpened his art on low-spending plan short movies and music features and helped on features, commercials and documentaries. He then spent a long time on Wonder World. That was an afternoon magazine-style show of children.