Inside the eruption of Mount Doom: Behind-the-scenes of Rings of Power

Eruption of Mount Doom from The Rings of Power
(Image credit: Amazon)

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power provoked a lot of criticism. For you it might have been your favorite show on streaming or a massive flop (37% of those who started watching made it to the end). Whatever side you sit on, we'll bet you can, at least, admit that the special effects, CGI, and photographic storytelling are a true masterpiece of cinematography.

In an in-depth BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) look at the epic moment of the eruption of Orodruin (Mount Doom), Amazon and Arri share with us the low-down on how they created such a dramatic moment in visual history.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.