Andrew Lesnie

Andrew Lesnie

Australian cinematographer
Country: Australia

  1. Biography of Andrew Lesnie
  2. Early Career
  3. Success with 'Babe' and 'The Lord of the Rings'
  4. 'The Hobbit' Trilogy and Other Projects
  5. Current Life and Achievements

Biography of Andrew Lesnie

Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie is known for his work on popular films. As a cinematographer, he is responsible for capturing the visuals, transitions, and effects that create the magic of cinema. His impressive body of work includes the visually stunning trilogies 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Lesnie's talent and dedication have been recognized with numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his work on 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'.

Andrew Lesnie

Early Career

Andrew Lesnie began his career in 1978 as an assistant camera operator on the film 'Patrick'. He was still studying at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School at the time. After completing his studies in 1979, Lesnie worked as a camera operator on the popular Australian television show 'Simon Townsend's Wonder World'. This opportunity allowed him to hone his skills in various filming conditions and experiment with different techniques.

Andrew Lesnie

Success with 'Babe' and 'The Lord of the Rings'

Lesnie gained recognition after his work on the films 'Babe' and 'Babe: Pig in the City'. However, it was his collaboration with director Peter Jackson on 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and other films such as 'King Kong' and 'The Lovely Bones' that brought him international acclaim. Lesnie worked closely with Jackson, planning shots and utilizing pre-visualization techniques to achieve the desired visual effects. His contributions helped create a more realistic and immersive world for the films.

Andrew Lesnie

'The Hobbit' Trilogy and Other Projects

For 'The Hobbit' trilogy, Lesnie and Jackson decided to shoot in 3D with innovative technology. Lesnie was the first cinematographer to use the high frame rate of 48 fps, resulting in sharper and more immersive visuals. Apart from his work with Jackson, Lesnie has also collaborated on other notable projects such as 'The Last Airbender' and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. His upcoming film, 'The Water Diviner', directed by Russell Crowe, is set to be released in 2014.

Current Life and Achievements

Andrew Lesnie currently resides in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society and the American Society of Cinematographers. Lesnie's contribution to the art of cinematography is widely recognized and appreciated, and his work continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world.