Gosh, it's been 2 months already so I thought I should at least write some sort of blog post.
Since finishing work on Peter Jacksons 2nd Hobbit instalment at the end of last year, there have been 2 significant honour's bestowed upon it. Firstly a VES award for 'Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture' for Smaug plus an Oscar nomination for 'Best Visual Effects' with the Oscar going to a very deserved 'Gravity'.
I'm feeling very fortunate to have been apart of the Animation Team on Smaug and below is video describing the basic workflow of how Smaug was created. Narrated by one of the Animation Supervisors on the project.