Lord of the Rings is a classic fantasy tale. When it was brought to life in the movies it captured everything magical about the book. Director Peter Jackson had a vision for the film as epic as the books. Now over a decade and a half old it's important to know what made it as timeless as the books.

Considering the high cost of the trilogy (about 300 million each), you have to wonder where the money went. Well consider that elaborate sets were built for the movie and then they needed to make two of them. The films were shot using a variety of techniques to show the world as hobbits saw it as well as normal height people saw it. These different perspectives were key in adding realism to the film. Watch the video below to learn more about some of the techniques used: